Monday, February 1, 2016

Almoravid Light Cavalry



Continuing on with my 28mm Almoravid Impetus army with some light cavalry additions. They consist of two Berber units with javelins and one unit of Guzz with composite bows. Normally my Almoravids are a mix of manufactures, but these units are all Artizan which imho are some of the best in terms of Moor figures around.



I stayed with the low key earthy theme colours with just a bit of green as with the rest of the army. The shields are hand painted as I wanted to keep a certain look as with previous units I've done.

More Almoravids on the way next week hopefully if things stay on course and maybe something else if I can manage.






54 comments :

  1. Beautiful work Christopher! The flowing robes look amazing!

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  2. Absolutely lovely, great work on all the brown shades. Inspirational

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  3. Fantastic results, really love the way the figures blend together, not only within the unit but with rest of your army as well.
    Is there a 2nd edition of Impetus coming out this year?

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    1. Thank you much appreciated Guidowg.My understanding is there is supposed to be both a Basic Impetus version 2 and Full Impetus version 2. Keeping my fingers crossed.

      Christopher

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  4. Outstanding, Christopher. The colour scheme pulls everything together and the basing is terrific too.

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  5. Very fine work Christopher with your usual superb basing!

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  6. Most impressive Chris! You're coming along nicely with this project.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick and yes I'm pretty chuffed I'm actually attaining some level of focus which is a milestone for me. Here's hoping I can continue this trend into the future as it's very satisfying to not skip around before meeting a goal.

      Christopher

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  7. Gorgeous work, Christopher! You have a great eye for color.
    I find the Artizan horse small compared to the big BTD cavalry. On separate stands, though, the illusion of size difference is reduced.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! As to horse design I'll take your word for it as I do not own any BTD to make the comparison. I've mixed Artizan and Perry horses within the same unit and it didn't seem to show overly much.

      Christopher

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  8. Christopher, I loved these for the second I saw them on Curt's blog. They've been perhaps my favourite submission so far in this Challenge. It's the combination of the basing, the colours, the subtlety and the way you've spaced them out on the basing which makes these a brilliant set of figures.

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    1. Thank you very much Sidney that's very kind of you to say! I'm pleased as punch you are enjoying them!

      Christopher

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  9. Outstanding stuff - love what you're doing with these guys :)

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  10. Awesome brush work Christopher, love the skin tones used on your horses - brilliant colors and flocking of bases too!

    cheers,

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  11. Colour scheme, horse flesh and basing are all superb Christopher.

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  12. Excellent work Christopher. I agree Artizan produce some of the best Moors

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    1. Thank you Neil and they sure do don't they.

      Christopher

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  13. These are absolutely stunning Christopher, just fabulous Sir.

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  14. Fantastic light cavalry Christopher!

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  15. Absolutely amazing horses Christopher, simply outstanding!

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  16. Spectacular painting and basing once again, Christopher. Likely the best painted Berber figures around. Impressive, impressive.

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    1. Thank you very much Dean for that vote of confidence.

      Christopher

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  17. Wonderful brush work, Christopher.

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  18. These do look excellent Christopher! The earthy tones with green as a spot colour works really well.

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  19. Outstanding job, they look superb. Great colors and bases...

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  20. Excellent, truly excellent!

    Cheers, Ross

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  21. Goodness me ... these are stunningly beautiful.

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  22. Great job all around, from the painting to the colors and basing!

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