Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Crossbowmen for the Reconquista

With an extra day in February  2016, time for one more post.  While the finishing touches are being carried out on two squadrons of Vistula Legion Lancers, these eight crossbowmen were slipped into the production line.
Having a predominately brown motif, these skirmishers popped off the painting desk in no time at all.  Figures are BTD 28mm crossbowmen mounted as two Impetvs-sized stands of skirmishers.  These lads can be fielded as Spanish or as mercenaries for the Moors.  

Next up will likely be the lancers mentioned earlier.  Eight of the big Front Rank brutes are nearly finished.  Following the lancers, 36 15/18mm cavalry are in work.  Two cavalry regiments are destined for the 1799 project (one Austrian, one French) while the remaining regiment is destined for the 1859 project.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely Historical brush work! I like how you used earth tone (browns,tans etc) colors on your figures Jonathan - marvelous!

    cheers,

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    1. Always appreciate your kind comments, Phil!
      The use of earth tones work well with the dip.

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  2. Love the different poses, and your fantastic paintjob...Lovely units!

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    1. Phil, you continue to remain a beacon of support! Much appreciated!

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  3. Well done Jonathan! I need to add one of these type of units to my collection.

    Christpüher

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    1. Christopher, thank you! We would all enjoy seeing your treatment of crossbowmen for the Reconquista.

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  4. These are superb - real characters, too. Lovely job, young sir.

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    1. Thank you very much for the complement on the painting AND my age!

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  5. Nice grouping. I like the option for both sides.

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    1. Thanks! If you can get double duty out of the figures, that is a very good accomplishment.

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  6. Wow, you're really knocking these out, Jonathan. Impressive as always!

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    1. Yes, knocking them out at a good clip. Have not had a game in a couple of months, though. Need to fit a game in occasionally.

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  7. Beautiful crossbowmen!!I really love tunic colours.

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  8. Basic Brown (with variations), but still looking great, Jon!

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    1. Basic and fast to field. Everyone ought to throw the paint brush at something a little less strenuous from time to time. Glad you like them!

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  9. Great looking figures as always, cranked out at an astonishing speed
    Best Iain

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