Monday, February 6, 2012

Aztec Eagle Warriors


I've finally started my Impetus Aztec army as I felt this is the perfect year to do so with the heavy Mesoamerican mythology prevalent in the news,discussions and programs this year. If some of you are not aware the Mayan prophetic calendar runs out in December this year and supposedly the world with it. So, looks like I'd better do it this year or.......;-).
The army will be based for Impetus which I believe is perfect for this both in gaming style and the basing. Impetus allows one to really explore basing and I love this aspect as I find it really fun part of modelling and painting. I'll of course be doing the Spanish as well for the Aztecs to battle at some point.
The figures are from Foundry which are the only ones I'm collecting for my Aztecs. Sadly, the range is from one of the discontinued lines Foundry has without any real good reason decided to end.( see my rant here for more on my opinion on this) Happily I already collected most of what I needed before the discontinuation and the rest I got off the forums. The primary reason I collected for this period was because of the Foundry figures for this range which are just wonderful and the other was to keep practising painting in colours I normally don't use.
The unit presented here is of Eagle Warriors or rather Eagle knights advancing through some ruins directed by their captain which may be familiar to those who have followed my blog as I originally did him as a single model. The ornate back banner was something worn only by captains/leaders and was a conversion piece with the banner coming standard and the banner bracket holder self made.
The small platform and stairs are self made and the bushels/bushes are from Heki. I mostly used Foundry paints and some Vallejo and MIG pigments for weathering.
Thanks for viewing!:-)

24 comments:

  1. Brilliant unit, looks the part. Good luck with this new army, seems to be quite a challenging task paintingwise. But you can do it!

    Cheers
    SG

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  2. Truly colourful and excellently painted, I loved my Aztec's when I did the period fighting each other and the Conquistadors...

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  3. A stunning base of figures, brilliant painting!!!!

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  4. Wonderful and colourful!! Fantastic painting.

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  5. Love the figures.

    I presume Foundry discontinued them as not many people play Aztec armies (depite the fact they look so good).

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  6. Wow! They must be such a refresing change from all the khaki, grey or blue we are often faced with. Really looking forward to seeing how this develops.

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  7. Stunning!! I love them!! Have you tried any The Assault Group Aztecs? I think they were sculpted by Mark Sims (just a thought)

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  8. Wow, looks wonderful. Your painting style does wonders to them. You have until December and I look forward to some more splendid bases like this as long as we are here...

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  9. What a starter for your army. I like your painting and basing style, this will be a great melange of both!
    It´s a shame Foundry stopped producing them, one of their best ranges!
    Cheers
    Jan

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  10. Exotic, wonderful and stunning. This army is really going to have the WOW factor!

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  11. Very colourful and unusual. Superb painting and basing.

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  12. Great loooking paintjob the basing really sets them off!

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  13. Fantastic Aztecs - really colorful!

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  14. Thanks guys for the kind words!

    @Phil

    Could be, but I heard they don't like paying royalties.

    @EinarOlafson

    Possibly but I don't think so and if he did then he slacked off quite a bit on the TAG Aztecs. I'm staying with Foundry on the Mesoamericans, but I will use some TAG for the Spanish.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  15. Wow, very nice and loads of colour!!!

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  16. great looking figs! Very colorful!

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  17. Man, love these - colours are so intense!

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  18. Maginfique, as usual!!!!!! I like...
    Goodbye

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  19. Stunning! The contrast between the brown 'suits' and the colourfull shiels, etc. is striking.

    Great job all around (painting, modelling and composition).

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  20. Stunning work, realy impressive !

    Best regards dalauppror

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