More units are in the painting queue as I try to play catch-up in the burgeoning arms race with Jake (Jake's latest efforts). Shifting through the lead pile to plan and organize future builds, I find a shortfall of command sets. Only enough command remains to field three FP (heavy foot) units. Sufficient troops are available to field three or four additional heavy foot units but no command. I guess I will wait for the next sale. I must have miscalculated my needs with my last order. Am I the only one to put an order together and later discover that the order placed was in error? Seems I frequently get the mix incorrect with either shortages or surpluses.
Following the foot spear unit shown above, next off the painting table in the following order will be:
- 1 x 12 heavy foot spear
- 2 x 4 archers as skirmishers
- 1 x 9 crossbowmen
The Warriors of Islam line from BTD is really quite excellent and a pleasure to paint. When obtained from one of their frequent sales, the figures are comparatively inexpensive at about $1.10 each.
Extra Impetvs Volume 5 arrived from On Military Matters this week and contained within are Army lists for the Reconquista. The Reconquista lists include:
- Late Andalusian 961-1172 AD
- Almoravids 1039-1145 AD
- El Cid 1060-1099 AD
- Almohads 1121-1269 AD
- Feudal Castillian, Leonese, and Portuguese 1050-1350 AD
- Navarre 1050-1350 AD
- Catalans and Aragonese 1050-1350 AD
- Early Nasrids 1232-1340 AD