Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No BGK today...but another project underway



The best laid plans of mice and men... Sadly my game of BGK didn't transpire today as my opponent had to pull out at the last minute, so the Batrep will have to wait.

However, the upside of this was that I managed to finish my first 16 figures of Islamic infantry for the Crusades. Paul of the Man Cave and I have a project to play some games of Deus Vult when he comes back from deployment, so I had better get cracking with some more.



The figures are Black Tree Design, the faces of which in particular are really nice. They come with a mix of shields, some of which are the classically Andalusian heart shaped design that I can't remember the name of right now. Adargas? I decided not to use any of them as I think I will use these chaps in a Seljuk army, so I added some left over kite shields from Conquest Games Normans instead.



The Islamic slogans on shields and tirazes are my attempt at Arabic after running some phrases through Google translator.



The movement tray is one of the special custom trays that the good people at Warbases made for me, in which the holes are placed as close to each other as possible and staggered a bit so as not to look too regular.

Next in the painting queue - some T-70s.

9 comments:

  1. Excellent painting. Got quite a few of these Blackm ttree figures and found them a joy to paint

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  2. Greate looking minis !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  3. Bloody lovely especially the bases!

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  4. Lovely figures Dux. they've obviously been on campaign for a while (that's how I like my figures - none of that parade ground crap for me)
    :)

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  5. Fantastic minis, I do like the painting style, and the bases too!
    Phil.

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  6. Nice. Warbases are great. Long may they function.
    Cheers

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  7. Great looking Seljuks, got some on the lead mountain too! You could use this style of basing for impetus as well. Thanks dux cheers

    Chris

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    1. That's the plan! I'm very keen to play Impetus with these as well.

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