Friday, 25 April 2014

Thirty Spears - A Challenge

Due to other commitments during the Analogue Painting Challenge - that is life and work - I fell short of the target that I had set myself. Whilst at the time I excepted this I have been reviewing a few things lately and due to there being a lot of chat about SAGA: Crescent and Cross and Gripping Beast's new plastic Arabs have decided to set myself a personal challenge. A quick recce to the Lead Mountain and a draft generic Moor and Arabic army was selected.

The challenge is simply really. Paint, base and complete thirty spearmen for a generic Moor and Arab Impetus army in as many days. That equates to three stands of ten. Simple really and it should be achievable.

Easter weekend saw a great start to this with the first stand of ten Black Guards being well under way. The figures shown are all from Gripping Beast. These will fit into the following armies Andalusians, Almoravids and Almohads as well as any generic Arab or Islamic style army of this period.

The first plan was to dip these figures but after checking them over and starting to paint them I have decided to paint them to my normal standard. Transfers from Little Big Men have been selected, ordered and will hopefully be here later this week. 

Once the thirty spearmen have been completed I will select another element of the army to work on in a similar way.

Cheers for now.


Jonathan Freitag said...

Looking forward to seeing these completed! Which LBM transfers are you using?

Michael Mills said...

These are coming along very nicely. Looking forward to seeing them complete.

Phil said...

They look great so far!

Andrew Saunders said...

A good start, looking forward to seeing these completed

roma912 said...

@ Jonathan: The transfers will be from Little Big Men's Islamic sets to fit Musketeer Miniatures. I have contacted LBM direct and ordered enough of one image to do both stands of the Black Guard with the same transfer.

@ everyone: Thanks for your comments, I am also looking forward to completing these.

Cheers, Ross

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