Sunday, September 4, 2011

Caballeros Hidalgos on the charge


This is my latest instalment of Caballeros Hidalgos for my El Cid army with some more of the noble sons of Spain now pictured here on a full tilt charge led by an inspirational cantador featured on the black stallion with a small guitar strapped to his back.
A cantador was a form of bard that would sing stories of knightly adventures and virtues which was to help inspire the knights to exert themselves to feats of valour.......and sometimes it worked and sometimes not.
Again the models are done with AP with extra highlights added except shields and banner which are completely hand painted from start to finish.
Just one more unit of Caballeros to go and that will complete the army for the event. I'm struggling to get it done, but I think I'll make it.
In 2 weeks I get to start back on my ACW! Today is my birthday I enjoying looking at my new mini's and to try out the Foundry ACW new paint range I got!
Thank you for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Perry, Artizan and Conquest Games

22 comments:

  1. Excellent work - they are superb together. Nice to see the guys with couched laces too. Best, Dean

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  2. Beautiful unit. Looking forward seeing the whole army together. Cheers, Michael

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  3. Very nice looking unit!

    Best regards dalauppror

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  4. Your stuff is always a pleasure to view, great painting.

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  5. Wonderful painting, very very nice.

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  6. Fantastic painting, they look superb!

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  7. These chaps look really stunning. really vibrant colours and lovely horses....great stuff.

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  8. Lovely work Chris an I can't wait to see all of the collection together.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  9. Thank you everyone for the very kind words!
    Tell you the truth Michael and Helen that will make three of us that want to see this army when it's finished as that will mean I'm done! No more horses for a little while!:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  10. Very inspirational, Christopher! Lovely unit once more. Please don't give up! The result will be worth it.

    Nice to see the Conquest miniatures fitting so well with the rest. As a sprue they never impressed me, but, the few I recognise, are looking quite fine indeed.

    I didn't misunderstand you, right? Happy birthday!

    By the way... is your El Cid army for Berlin in two weeks or so? If so, then I am even more gutted I can't come!

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  11. Hi Doc,

    Thanks and I'm still going at it.:-)

    The Conquest miniatures are ok, but I do prefer the metal ones.

    Yes, it's my birthday and thank you!

    This army project is not for Berlin, but for the WAB Argentoratum tournament in France. The only event I will be attending this year so far.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  12. Inspirational stuff once again. The mix of figures works well together. I was a bit surprised with the Conquest figures too.

    Still keep going, it'll look great when thne army's finished and I'm interested to see how it fares on the field of battle.

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  13. Thank you Hendrid,

    I suspect it won't fare to well on a WAB battlefield as it's pretty much a one trick pony. I'll need to do quick assaults as I have no long range fire power and no infantry to keep the enemy focused to the front to sweep their flanks. However, it's a themed army and so I don't mind as the purpose was the idea and not the effect. If I expand the army at a later date then I will add infantry for variety for both me and my club opponents.:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  14. Impressive work Christopher!
    Cheers
    Jan

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  15. Absolutely stonkingnwork, Christopher. The colour scheme draws the unit together and the horses are ace. I can't believe you used AP, but you've used it very well.

    Ps belated happy birthday!

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  16. Thanks Guys, I really do appreciate the nice comments!:-)

    Christopher

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  17. Just fantastic work !!!! Super !!! I like this

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  18. Gorgeous cavalry, Christopher. I just bought an army of Normans including some El Cid type caballeros too. I´ll take yours thankfully as a source of inspiration. I appreciate that you decided for 28mm miniatures!

    Michi

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  19. Thanks guys and I'll be watching your blog Michi to see what you do with the Normans.;-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  20. yet another excellent looking unit

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