Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pyrrhic Royal Guard Infantry Pike


Here is proof I've been working on something during my vacation of which it took almost the whole part of it to do! It's a new project I've loosely started with my friend Mike who is collecting the Roman opposition for my Pyrrhic army. So without further ado here is my first entry for the New Year.

This is my version of a Pyrrhic Royal Guard Infantry Pike formation. The idea came to me when going through the new Osprey Successor book and I saw the Royal Guard in Purple helms which I quite liked and decided I would do unit in a purple theme. The armour is fuchsia which is a mix of pink and purple and so goes with the helm and shield I think. I kept plums and such all white to give a nice contrast to the purple. Except for the clothes I kept them uniform in appearance as I feel it gives them a more elite feel. I should also add the front rankers are deliberately more elaborate as they had the best gear in every formation.

The figures are from Aventine which I personally believe are hands down among the best you can buy for this period. The shields are from the wonderful LBM and the bases are from Warbases. The unit is based for Impetus which in addition to the game I like both the look of the bases and that they give good protection to the figures as you primarily handle the base and not the figures. Also, I can use the units for Hail Caesar which is another game I quite like.

Miniature Company- Aventine Miniatures



50 comments:

  1. Brilliant stuff. Interesting colour scheme and a pleasing wall of pike.

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  2. Wonderful stuff Christopher. So impressive that you did a unit like this in the time, with all the other distractions of Christmas going on around you! I love the colour scheme and the uniformity - a very fine elite, Sir!

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    1. Thank you very much Sidney for the kind words they were more work then I bargained for!

      Christopher

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  3. what an Impressive start Christopher. the colour scheme is excellent and really makes the unit pop!!

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  4. they're almost a forgotten group of warriors, good to see them here.

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  5. Wonderful work, Chris! These boy do look the part of the Best of the Best. Impetus basing can't be beat, especially when combined with your stellar painting and basing.

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    1. Thank you very much Monty! I do think Impetus basing looks the best and protects your figures the most, but does somewhat limit the number of systems you can use with it.

      Christopher

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  6. Absolutely ace work. I'm really looking forward to seeing these on the field. Is Impetus well established at your club?

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    1. Thank you! Yes Impetus is an established game among a certain group of us and growing steadily in our group and the community. Hail Caesar is also popular which is fine as Impetus basing works with it too.

      Christopher

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  7. Christopher, those look fantastic. The purple and white work beautifully together. I can see why you wanted to paint this unit and you've done them proud!

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  8. Looking very nice, with fantastic colors!
    Phil.

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  9. I like the purple scheme very much. I know that your whole army will be looking outstanding.

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    1. Thank you Mike and I appreciate the vote of confidence! The whole army won't be purple just certain unit/s.

      Christopher

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  10. Awesome looking unit Christopher! Those long pointy sticks look nasty if not handled correctly!

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    1. Thank you Rodger and that's another benefit of Impetus basing in that they are safer to use!

      Christopher

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  11. great shade of Purple Christopher..the color really pops

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  12. Fantastic Guard pike Christopher, the purple helmets and white linothorax works really well!

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  13. Great looking unit Christopher. That purple will really stand out and look great in your army.

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  14. Absolutely brilliant Christopher. Those colours are wonderful and your brush control excellent.

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  15. Superb Chris, I love those shields!

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  16. Strange, my comment from yesterday seems to have disappeared..Anyway, Happy New Year Chris! Purple is my favorite colour so what can I say. Fantastic start of 2013

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    1. Thank you Michael! Blogger sometimes eats posts which can be frustrating! Thank for taking the time to write again as I really appreciate that and a Happy New Year to you as well!:-)

      Christopher

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  17. Ditto the comments expressed above. Plus, the sculpt with the officer sporting a mustache is a fine touch of individualism for your august unit.

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  18. Thank you Jay and it may be hard to tell, but he's actually sporting a beard.

    Christopher

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  19. A wonderful choice of colours, they really stand out.

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  20. Superb figures Chris, what a fantastic looking unit, beautiful colours and shields.

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  21. Absolutly stunning great, Christopher! I love them, they are just perfect! And I very much hope to pitch my Romans against them at the AttritiCon...

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    1. Thank you Sir Toby! If I'm lucky I'll have something for it!

      Christopher

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  22. Sorry for the double-comments, I kept getting problem reports...

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  23. Fantastic work on agreed marvelous figures. If I already didn't have Foundry guys, Aventine surely is the way to go. Best, Dean

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  24. Wow, these are impressive and very inspirational. Beautiful painting. I'm glad I discovered your site - I'll be visiting often!

    cheers,
    Jonathan

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  25. Excellent unit, really impressive. That is some great painting sir!

    Steve

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