Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spanish Spearmen 1


I'm back to expanding my El Cid Christian mercenary army. There are two reasons I've come back, the first being I've always intended to for quite awhile and the second reason is I've agreed to a Impetus demo with Sir Toby ( check out his great blog at http://tobispaintpot.blogspot.de/ ). The demo will be at an upcoming event in Ulm called  Attriticon in early May. If your able to attend please come and say hi or better yet join in!  I will be fielding my El Cid army and Toby the Andulsian Moors.

I'm pretty excited about meeting Toby for the first time and seeing his lovely Andulsians. I'm also looking forward to finding out how the armies will play out from the newly released lists in Impetus 5 which look to be very interesting indeed!  The new changes from the old beta lists look like they have really captured the feel.

For now at least I believe I have more then enough cavalry completed even for a Christian Spanish force so I decided to start on the infantry.  While infantry played a very junior role in Spanish armies of the time they did have some influence and so I decided they should be included in an army. I do not plan on having very many heavy infantry units, but I do feel a need for some to represent their use historically and also they are useful on a tactical level to keep the enemy occupied so the cavalry can do the real damage.

On the painting front I've continued with the a heavy Moorish influence mixed in with the Spanish feel as I did for the preceding cavalry units. I used ap with additional highlights added on the figures and hand painted all shields and banners to keep army theme going.

More infantry coming!

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Artizan, Crusader, Musketeer, Gripping Beast




37 comments :

  1. Up to your usual standard,cracking!

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  2. Wow this unit is so great, as usual !

    J-B

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  3. Great work again and fantastic colours; especially the recurring use of that purple looks awesome !

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  4. Superb work and the basing really sets them off nicely!!

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  5. Wonderful! Sir Toby's blog is great too, thanks for the link.

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  6. Beautifully painted and based. They'll look great on the table at your demo I'm sure. Please share some pics from the event when it happens!

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    1. Thank you and I'll try and remember!

      Christopher

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  7. Thank you Guys! I really do appreciate your support!!

    Christopher

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  8. Absolutely First class work Christopher!

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  9. Stunning work Christopher!

    Love the big bases !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  10. Iam absolutely blown away by your paintjob. Simply stunning. Looking forward to seeing them next games day.

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  11. Great work, I love the depth of shading on the shields.

    FMB

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  12. A wonderful looking unit Christopher, top quality painting.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  13. Great work, really impressive!

    Steve

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  14. Those look great. I love the mix of Christian and Muslim troops, very evocative of the Spanish reconquista

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  15. Wonderful! Your painting, color selection and shieldwork make these fellows shine. They're bristling with spears AND energy.

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  16. Stunning painting Christopher!

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  17. Fantastic looking Spanish Christopher - love the basing and mix of ranges!

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  18. Beautiful work. And a very nice mix of colors. IMHO your variety of colors used and the positioning of the varied colored figures on the movement base makes the eye move all over the picture easily and helps us to enjoy the event. Thanks.

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  19. Impressive work as always. Inspiring too. Best, Dean

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  20. Looking great! Keep it up. David

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  21. This is great inspiration, Christopher. I've just ordered a bunch of figures for this period and this will give me great grist for the mill!

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    1. Thank you and looking forward to seeing your take on the period.

      Christopher

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  22. Thank you everyone for your support!

    Christopher

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  23. Fantastic looking figures, Christopher. A feast to look upon. and many thanks for your kind words - I'm at the last two bases of the Andalusians, the rest is finished. I'm going to post them on the blog next week when all is finished. I'm so much looking forward to our event...

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    1. Thank you very much and I wish I only had two bases left! Looking forward to the event.

      Christopher

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  24. Terrific painting and basinf, Christopher. I love the mix of colours, particularly the purples and blues.

    Best wishes

    giles

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  25. Wish I could see that demo myself. Awesome unit. Great painting and the composition of the bases is perfect.

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