Wednesday, June 25, 2014

28mm Reconquista - Heavy Cav

In an effort to thwart my opponent's heavy cavalry superiority, off from the painting desk is a five figure stand of heavy cavalry.  These white-barded knights could be fielded in either faction but my plan is to field them as Christian mercenaries when opposing Jake.  Figures are all BTD from the 3rd Crusade range.  This stand of mounted warriors was close to completion before I left for a week.  Very good to return to the painting table after a break with a unit nearing completion.  Of course, on the gaming front, we simply need to work out the logistics of getting our schedules to align for a game.


For the Reconquista project, there are currently two units on the painting desk.  One, is another five figure stand unit of heavy cavalry.  The second, is  a twelve figure stand of Black Guard foot.

21 comments:

  1. Very nicely painted and useful troops, Jonathan.

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    1. Thanks, Dean! Useful in the sense that maybe I can counter Jake's heavy cavalry steam rollers.

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  2. Yip very nice Jonathan, lovely figures to.

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    1. Thank you, Paul! The BTD figures are quite nicely sculpted.

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  3. An arms race is the next best thing to a convention game to spur painting, LOL!
    Good additions; is El Cid ready to lead them to victory?

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    1. True! An arms race always increases production, doesn't it?

      Jake is leading the Spanish Christian forces and I believe he may, indeed, have an El Cid figure painted.

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  4. now, these really look cool! I like the Caparisons - nice!
    great figures and painting..

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments and for prompting me to head to the dictionary! "Caparisons" - never heard that before. Now I know!

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    2. you are welcome sir! :o)

      cheers,

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  5. Great painting. Jonathan! Your Reconquista project is a treat to follow on both sides. It's an area of history I need to spend some time on.

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    1. Thanks, Monty! My interest, sparked by a trip to Spain, is growing as the project grows. It is fun to watch both combatants expand forces. Jake and I, individually, could come close to fielding enough troops for both sides in a game but what fun would that be?

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  6. A great project and wonderful minis Jonathan, this white is really impressive!

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  7. Nice, of course this is now going to escalate into an arms race

    Ian

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    1. By my reckoning, Jake may have the lead and I am simply catching up.

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  8. Very nice and neat unit, really seems bigger than 5 minis when you look at the based result. Looking forward to those Black Guards!

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    1. Thanks! When you consider that the base is 120mm x 80mm, that is a large unit. The Black Guard will be appearing shortly...

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