Monday, August 26, 2013

Saxon Duguth Warriors #1

Now that I've finished the characters for my Dux Britanniarum army it's on to the units themselves starting with some Duguth warriors which are standard warrior class for a Saxon army/raider force. I'll need three units of these before moving on to some skirmishers and elite household guard.

The figures are once again from the superb early Saxon Musketeer range and paint up very nicely.
The shields are a mix of re-painted Foundry transfers and some LBM transfers with some Mig pigments for dirt effect.

I've based them on 25mm metal washers that I then set into a 9 slot 2p movement tray from Warbases with magnets placed in the slots to help hold the figures. I choose 2p as this is slightly larger then 25mm and so allows for easy placement and removal without damaging the basing. I don't really care for the skirmish movement tray and prefer a standard one. The reason for a 9 slot movement tray is during the course of campaign a unit can be upgraded by two men and the last slot is if I wish to set a character, casualty or something else in the tray. When no figures are occupying a slot I then insert a blank terrain textured 2p piece in to keep the look of a fully textured base.

Oh, I had another fantastic game vs Nick's Romano British yesterday and I'll post some pictures of it  as soon as I can as I have a backlog.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Musketeer Miniatures

Blank 2p piece that's inserted when a figure is not in place.

36 comments :

  1. Stunning !!!!

    Greate work ! Very inspirational, might be time for me to paint up some new Vikings...

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael! Looking forward to seeing your new Vikings.

      Christopher

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  2. Excellent painting and lovely basing as usual! These will be very good inspiration for when I paint up my Musketeer Saxons later this year.

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    1. Thank you Jonas and I'm very curious to see your interpretation of the early Saxons.

      Christopher

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  3. Fantastic work on these guys and thier bases Christopher!

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  4. Beautiful work Christopher and the basing is quite brilliant.

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  5. Great work and superb idea for the basing, I may lift this idea for a future project

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  6. I have some of these lovely figures myself and what you have do with yours is superb. 10/10 for the painting and basing.
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and I really would like to see your Saxons as I'm sure they will look great!

      Christopher

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  7. The miniatures are superb, but that basing is just fabulous!

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  8. Excellent brush work on the minis as always, but the movement tray is really impressive - a work of art. Best, Dean

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  9. Thank you very much Dean! I'm happy folks like what I'm doing with the bases.:-)

    Christopher

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  10. Having already fought against them I can state that they performed realy well on the tabletop. And definitely a good looking unit they are.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! It was a darn fun game! Dux B moves from strength to strength.

      Christopher

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  11. Those are excellent! And your basing is superb, it really sets those figures well above par. WOW!!!

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  12. Stunning work and the idea for the terrain-only tray fillers is genius!

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  13. Blinkin' marvelous group of figures. Nice movement tray idea.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  14. Absolutely stunning, Christopher. Wonderful painting and, as always, the basing is just as good. There's a real "dark ages" look and feel to this unit. Brilliant.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thanks Giles that's really very kind of you to say!

      Christopher

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  15. They look magnificent! Absolutely first class.....a masterclass, in fact, on figures and basing. Really very good, Christopher!

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    1. Thank you very much Sidney! Your part of the reason I tried out Dux B and I thank you for it and I liked your Hexagon bases for leaders and so stole....errr I mean borrowed the idea.:-)

      Christopher

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  16. Beautiful work, great paintjob and very nice basing too!
    Phil.

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  17. Excellent work Christopher and a great idea on the bases

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous work, Christopher. I've always liked how you've muddied up your sheilds (something that I've shamelessly stolen). I also like the 'terrain plugs' for the movement tray - it keeps everything looking neat and tidy.

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    1. Thank you very kindly Curt! I suppose Dark Ages and dirty shields go hand in hand.:-)

      Christopher

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