Friday, 11 November 2016

JJ's Dark Ages - Saxon Warband Part II


It was back at the end of September that I posted on the start of the Dark Ages collection and King Penda with his theigns.

http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/jjs-dark-ages-saxon-warband.html

Since then Tom has got back from Australia and needing to warm his painting technique up after a long lay off from the brush, I suggested he got stuck into half a dozen of the Gripping Beast Saxon plastics.





Timing is everything and these chaps should get a run out this weekend at the DWG as we have a series of warm up games planned to get everyone up to speed with 'Dux Brit' for the big Xmas game.





Not bad Padawan! The Saxon Warband now stands at eighteen figures ready for the big game. I can't wait.

Now he has got his eye back in I have set the young Jedi back to his task of working up the Roman collection whilst Pater gets the Talavera collection finished off.

Next up Steve M's Vikings and the Spanish 2nd Cavalry Division with the completion of the Almanza Dragoons and General Albuquerque.

10 comments:

  1. Outstanding details, love the fierce faces and the wonderful shields!

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    1. Cheers Phil. Tom has a good eye for detail and the shield decals really finish these figures off

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  2. I love this period ans in particular the spectacular appearance you have achieved. I wanted big-base packed warbands so I went for ten mm figs. I never managed to get the detail you have achieved but have to admit that with a lot of help from scaled down decals from LBMS I arrived at a standard I am happy with..

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    1. Thanks Robert. I agree, I think this era comes alive with the big-battle shield wall look of the game. I am hoping Dux Brit will cater for that big battle game as well as the skirmish level. The advent of shield decals has revolutionised ancient and medieval wargaming, particularly for those of us old enough to remember a world without them.

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  3. Looking very nice Jon, but 18 figures does not a warband make! Best get painting before Decembers big bash rears it's ugly head. See you tomorrow.

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    1. Cheers Jason, Tom can paint when he puts his mind to it.
      Hey every warband has to start somewhere. I don't suppose Hengist and Horsa had many more than 18 men when they hit the beach in Kent.

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    1. Cheers Rodger. The nice thing is Tom's style of painting so closely resembles my own that it's like having an extra pair of hands when it comes to building a collection.

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  5. Great looking figures. That time away from painting didn't hurt him at all!

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    1. Thanks Adam. Yes I reckon you're right

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