Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ghulam Lancers

Sliding these 15mm Ghulams in before I miss the complete month of March! Many things have conspired to slow me down to include having to scrap an entire unit of Late Romans that just looked horrible and will now need to be stripped and repainted. Then when almost finished with another unit of AWI Americans I ran out of painting mojo I just started watching way too much TV and reading blogs, books, forums, looking at miniature companies for the next buy. To help me get back on track and have something to post this month I decided to go small and add another unit to my Ayyubid Impetus army.

These Ghulam's are from the wonderful 15mm Legio Heroica range and are a real treat to paint up. All the shields are hand painted, but the banner is from the superb LBM flags and transfers. More Ayubbids will be coming off my desk for sure.

Lately our group has been discussing doing more 15mm in Ancients/Mediaevals and even Naps in an effort to get some more variety into our gaming as the 28mm large army projects take very long to develop and while progress is being made on them a considerable amount of time is still needed on most. We have been doing a lot of 28mm skirmish gaming, but would like a break from that for awhile. So this year I will be doing more army based projects in 15mm along with continuing on with expanding my 28mm collections of course. Not sure of the ratio yet, but hopefully something like 50/50 even split on both scales.

Now, back to those 28mm AWI Americans and finish off the unit so I can clear my desk and decide what I'll do next as that's always a mystery to me!:-)

Thanks for looking!:-)
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46 comments :

  1. Very nice looking unit, really liking the pastel colours. Very cool.

    Steve

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    1. Thank you kindly Steve and I look yours as well!

      Christopher

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  2. Lovely painting and basing. Really like the work on the horses, so detailed for 15mm!

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    1. Thank you very much and LH really does indeed do great detail work!

      Christopher

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  3. Excellent looking unit! Can't wait to see them in the flesh.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I hope to see you soon for some gaming and talking.

      Christopher

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  4. This cavalry is really nice, great work!

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  5. lovely bright colors and flocking/basing... marvelous looking unit

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    1. Thank you I really do appreciate thar.

      Christopher

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  7. Those are absolutely incredibly, I can't believe that they are 15mm.

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  8. Drool! Your Ayyubid army is one of my all time favorites in 15mm. Such a perfect balance of fine painting, figures, banners and basing! I'd love to see an AAR with these fellows one day.

    Interesting to here your group may mix in a bit more 15mm.

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    1. Thank you very much Monty! I'm happy you really like them. I promise someday I will do an AAR.:-)

      Christopher

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  9. Simply stunning results, Christopher! Great color combinations and perfectly situated for Impetvs.

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  10. Lovely scuplts and fantastically painted - very inspirational.
    Cheers
    Dan

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  11. Superb Ghulams, Christopher - absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. The colours you use are so rich and vibrant. A joy as always. You sir are a fantastic painter.

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    1. Thank you kindly FEM that's very kind of you to say.

      Christopher

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  13. Outstanding paint work, and basing. Amazing details on these small scale figures! You have done the excellent Legio Heroica figures true justice.

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  14. Excellent paintwork on these guys Christopher!

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  15. Excellent unit, Chris! That's some seriously fine paintwork on those figs, the shields in particular.
    Fully appreciate your thoughts on 15mm gaming instead of doing it all in (lovely yet) 28mm. The exact same reasons I started my own 15mm Feudals for, and I hope to return to them some time asap. However, I'd love to get awesome results like you after loosing my painting mojo! ;-)
    Looking forward to the full assembly – or anything else you come up with.

    Cheers, Tilman
    mountainsoflead.com

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    1. Thank you very much SG! While 28mm will remain my favourite scale one must be practical if he wishes to game several periods with large armies to a certain standard as we are not all a James Roach or Scott MacPhee who can pump out beautifully painted 28mm figures at an astounding rate.
      Your 15mm feudals are simply superb and I look forward to seeing what you do next!

      Christopher

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  16. Amazing stuff Christopher! Of course, it should come as no surprise that a skilled painted such as you would excel even in the smaller scales.

    I really like the little details like the script on the shield.

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    1. Thank you kindly Jonas very kind of you to say.

      Christopher

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  17. 15mm figures painted to 28mm standard, just hope your eyesight holds out with this scale. Superb painting and basing Christopher, as always.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat. I hope it holds out long enough for me to build up a several collections to play with.:-)

      Christopher

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  18. Those are excellent, the colours are vivid and stunning my friend.

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  19. Wonderful stuff Christopher! These smaller scales really benefit from an 'amped-up' colour palette. Those shields are brilliant too.

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    1. Thank you very much Curt! I have found bright colours work especially well at the smaller scales as it helps bring out the miniature.

      Christopher

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  20. Almost missed this post, stunning work and I have to agree the use of stronger colour on smaller figures really works well

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