Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A&A Numidian Light Horse

After a return to painting a few Punic Wars figures in 6mm, the 28mm Punic Wars project received a little attention.  While the 6mm project was light on light infantry, the 28mm project is light on light cavalry!  To take a step in resolving this imbalance, two Impetvs light cavalry stands muster from the painting desk. 
Recently, I placed my first order with Armorum & Aquila Miniatures (A&A) for a couple dozen cavalry.  Included with the Numidians, shown in this post, were Spanish and Gallic cavalry.  With Renegade Miniatures out on hiatus (I do hope they return), I needed to source compatible cavalry.  Since most of my cavalry are Renegade, I really was hoping to find figures that would not look too out of place alongside the behemoth Renegade cavalry.

While the A&A cavalry are marketed as 28mm, they look quite diminutive next to the Renegade horse.  Perhaps, that is no problem since I imagine the Numidian light cavalry would be small and fast.  The A&A are a very good match to the 1st Corps Germans and Gallic cavalry I have.  They also compare favorably to the Aventine mounted officers in the collection.  The figures are really well sculpted and are a welcome addition to the project.  

20 comments:

  1. Stunning work Jonathan... great figures,painting,basing and photos...

    cheers,

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  2. Excellent work, Jonathan! Do you get whiplash in jumping from 6mm to 28mm so quickly?

    In Impetus, these fine Numidians can ruin an opponent's day.

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    1. Whiplash, no, but the move to 28s from 6s is much easier on the eyes!

      I do want to dive into Impetvs again soon.

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  3. They look great Jonathan! I hope Impetus2 will see daylight next year.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher!

      Do you know what will be amended in Impetvs 2? Incorporating the rules' clarifications only?

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  4. Excellent brushwork as always, Jonathan. I used to have some A&A Macedonians - they were a bit too chunky next to Foundry so ended up selling them - wish I kept them now though as they were pretty cool. I like the A&A Late-Romans too.

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    1. Thank,s Dean!

      The A&A figures are quite nice but small compared to Renegade. Do you have suggestions for cavalry that are on the larger end of the 28mm spectrum?

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  5. Very nice figures and painting to match

    Ian

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  6. Really nice Jonathan, a great job for this famous cavalry!

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  7. Nicely done Jonathan!
    I wish I had room for 28mm armies!

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    1. Thanks, Paul! I wish you had room for 28s too. I would enjoy seeing you tackle the larger figures with your fine brushwork.

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  8. Very fine work Jonathan- they look like they will strike hard and fast - I hope that chap in the closeup of the last photo (I love his face) is wearing underwear - looks uncomfortable!
    Cheers,
    Michael

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    1. Thanks, Michael!

      Your comment about the warrior's facial expression is quite funny. Perhaps, his mount's back is a little too bony to be comfortable for a long, hard ride?

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  9. Very fine Numidians, Jon. I will have to check out A&A, a manufacturer I never heard of before now. I have been looking tio add a few more Numidian cavalry to my collection, and have been surprised how many manufacturers ignore these famous horsemen in their ranges!

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    1. They are nicely sculpted but are not as large as Renegade. As noted, they fit in well with 1st Corps and Aventine. Perhaps, Old Glory too?

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