Sunday, 16 January 2011

Bits and bobs

Here are the WIP pictures of both the Spartan Cavalry and the Vikings:

At present not one hundred percent sure of which rider will go on which horse.  Most likely, it will be the under armed figure as the central figure. This will put the armoured figures to the outside which will break the line up as well. This and the positioning of the spears will hopefully help create a bit of movement between the figures and the horses and draw the eye in to the casualty figure in the fore-ground.

The horses are painted from a method taken from the following article:

This method provides good results in a reasonable time scale which will help for future projects which will contain more cavalry. The Macedonian armies for example both have 3 to 4 cavalry bases. The evil empire is good for somethings after all.

The Vikings are a mixture of Foundry Vikings and Gripping Beast figures taken from their Viking, Saxon and Rus ranges. The idea behind this is to create a non-uniform base where the common theme is Dark Age warriors with a range of styles of equipment shown to show variety achieved by successful raiding. Well that is the idea anyway. 

The bases will be made up of varying numbers of figures from 8 to 10 and will be made up in a variety of ways to show line, shield-wall and wedge. This will hopefully help depict a less organised and disciplined army as opposed to a regimented phalanx based army.

Well that is all for now.


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