Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jinetes


Finally was able to finish this unit as the deadline of mid September is getting closer. It's been hard to keep on track as I keep wanting to drift back into my ACW and start my Arabs for Impetus, but I'm trying to keep focused as time is getting short!
This is a unit of Jinetes who were arguably some of the best light cavalry in Europe during their time in history.
Since the nobles tended to join units of Caballeros I tried to place an emphasis on their status as less wealthy common men who either through preference or lack of monetary means served in the Jinetes. For this reason I left off adding flowing garments that were not modelled on and kept the shields plain and mostly unadorned. Like the rest of the army I kept a Moorish and Christian mix with them.
Even with the faster style I've found it's still difficult to paint cavalry in large amounts, but hey, only 3 more units to go.........gulp!
Miniature Company-Crusader, Artizan, Conquest Miniatures

26 comments:

  1. Very nice unit, good work!

    Looking forward to see picturese of the project complete and your convention game.

    Keep it up !

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  2. Beautifully done. Love the wooden shields especially :)

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  3. They are lovely Christopher.

    I'd love to take them on over the tabletop one day mate.

    Darrell.

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  4. Spectacular! Beautiful painting and models. Dean

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  5. @Everyone
    Thank you gentlemen, I really appreciate the support!!:-)

    @Darrell
    Any chance that you'll be in France in September? I would be great if we could meet up there.

    @Bill

    Thank you and let me just say I'm chewing at the bit to paint some of your FANTASTIC Romano British and Arabs, but I need to finish a few things first....namely this very project!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  6. Man that's one cool looking unit.

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  7. Love then! I am particularly fond of those horses. Very nice use of your faster painting method.

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  8. Thank you guys for the kind comments and Doc I like your new avatar.

    Christopher

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  9. Great work. It's going to be a fantastic collection!

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  10. Very nice. I must admit, Charlton Heston and El Cid is one of those movie greats... I have the WAB El Cid supplement and was tempted, but too many periods are already pulling me in all sorts of directions ( i completed your poll), and my WAB days appear to have dissappeared due to lack of local players, and I am looking to switch to Hail Caesar...

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  11. Great looking unit. I wasn't too sure how the Conquest figures match in with Crusader and Artizan but they look just champion.

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  12. Just the best ever. If only they were on Impetus big bases ;) Just kidding. They look the business.

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  13. @Everyone
    Really, really appreciate all this kind support!

    @ Scott

    The WAB El Cid and Age of Arthur supplements are very well balanced are really worth playing. Both are by the same author btw. I recommend basing your armies so you can play both the WAB El Cid and Hail Caesar.

    @Jet

    Impetus has totally captured me and in September/October I plan on formally building armies for it rather then just cobbling together armies to play it. Stay tuned!:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  14. Excellent work Christopher.

    Cheers
    Rafa" Archiduque "

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  15. You really did nail these. You've developed a very nice, distinct style all your own that I really like, and I bet looks amazing on a game table. Very well done.

    -Scott

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  16. Very nice work, I love the horses.

    What paint colors are you using for your horses?

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  17. Not to beat a dead horse... but those look great!

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  18. Hi Chris, beautiful work on these fine horsemen, well done.

    Helen

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  19. Lovely unit, well done!

    Curt

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  20. @Everyone

    Thanks folks, I really, really appreciate all the wonderful support!

    @Iowa

    They are all Foundry colours using various shades of brown mostly from their standard range.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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