Thursday, August 4, 2016

Impetus Sudanese/Berber Spearmen/Archers (15mm)



Well it looks like I missed the whole of July, but this was mainly do to catching a nasty summer flu which pretty much sapped all desire to hit the painting table except when I could summon the energy to paint for a little bit. I'm feeling better now, but even after 4 weeks it's still hanging around a little, but fortunately I'm doing much better and can now handle some painting sessions.


I took a look at my 15mm Ayyubid army and decided I wanted to expand it's roll to a more all purpose Arab army to use for several lists (Ayyubids, Fatamids, Rum etc.). For this to happen I need to add more infantry to the collection hence some spearman and archers which can be fielded as a combined units or stand alone.


As the rest of the army I went for a colorful look to help them stand out on the tabletop. The figures are from the wonderful Legio Heroica range and the banners are from LBM.


I intend to start on some Crusaders soon, but first I'd like add some more units to Arabs as a friend of mine already has a Crusader force so the Arabs need to be at 450pts to 500pts before I can make the shift. As a point of info I almost always collect both sides for a period so even if someone else has an opposition army I'll still collect for it in case they are unavailable when needed.




Lots of stuff I want to paint so not sure what's next. I'll just see where the brush takes me!

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Legio Heroica

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    1. Beautifully painted!! For some reason I can't comment on your blog, I can only reply???

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    2. Thank you very much Ray! As for the commenting only with a reply I have no idea why? Another blogger glitch??

      Christopher

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  2. Outstanding brushwork! The color variations in head scarfs make the unit stand out. Impetvs Arab armies in both 15 and 25? Why not?

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! While it's true I know have an Arabic army in 15mm and 25mm the style is very different and the background of each army is quite different. The 15mm Ayyubids/Fatamids are very colorful and the 25mm Almoravids are very dour so it feels like doing completely different armies.

      Christopher

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  3. Super little chaps, Christopher. Hope you are well again now.

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    1. Thank you kindly David and yes I'm doing much better.

      Christopher

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  4. Brilliant painting! The white paint contrast on the figures followed with your different head color variations make the the minis and units "pop" out of their lovely textured flocked bases - awesome work!

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you very much Phil I'm happy you enjoy the color contrasts!

      Christopher

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  5. Really nice paintjob. The colours are really fitting for that type of army.

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  6. Hi Christopher,
    Again very beautifully painted figures.
    Hope you will be ok very soon.
    Cheers
    Mike

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    1. Thank you kindly Mike and yes I'm doing better now.

      Christopher

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  7. Superb Berber spearmen and archers Christopher!

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  8. Beautiful work Christopher. Love the look of these troops!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous work Christopher!

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  10. Hello,

    Superb unit !!!

    Nikko

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  11. Lovely work Chris! You've definitely managed to get that fine balance between nice and colorful and garish right. I'm really looking forward to have a closer look next time. And while I know you're not a big fan of painting 15's let me assure you you clearly have the right hand for that scale.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! Well....I do like the finished results when I'm done, but getting there is the hard part!:-) That said, I do have more 15mm stuff planned.

      Christopher

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  12. Wow! I had to do a double take to see these are 15mm. Absolutely stunning brushwork again, Christopher!

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    1. Thank you very much Dean happy you like them!

      Christopher

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  13. Mighty fine painting sessions those were m8e!!

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  14. That is a terrific looking unit Christopher. Love your use of blue and green.

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