Saturday, March 4, 2017

BTD Reconquista Heavy Foot

While a number of cavalry units for the 28mm Reconquista project has cantered off the painting desk in the last several months, not many foot have mustered up for service.  Given that recent lopsided attention, one twelve figure stand of heavy infantry are readied for duty.
These figures are BTD from their excellent Warriors of Islam range.  A variety of foot were gathered for this unit wearing a mix of armor and weapons.  While I am not pleased with my work on the shield designs, at arms length on the table, only the swatches of color will stand out.  I am tempted to redo the shields but for now, they will stand as they are.  These are definitely warriors funded at their own expense with few concerns for quality control.  This stand will see action either as Spanish  Christians or mercenaries fighting for Islam. 

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic unit! Must have for my Reconquista project (after Moors)
    greetings

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    1. Thanks, Michal! I am sure yours will be beautiful.

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  2. What a great looking unit Jonathan, I like the painting and basing...a lot!

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  3. Lovely work - inspirational. I think the shields are terrific btw - if you think you can improve on them then go ahead, but they look just right to me.

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    1. Thanks, Tony! On the shields, good enough for you is quite good enough for me! I appreciate the support!

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  4. Excellent looking unit Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  5. That's some excellent work Jonathan!

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  6. Great stuff! I really like this project. I've been slowly collecting an Arab army and have been looking at your stuff for inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Aaron! Glad my little project can provide inspiration for your own!

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  7. Damn your quick Jonathan. These are very nice and I do like and admire the work on the handpainted shields.
    Richard

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    1. Thanks, Richard! I find the predominately earth tones and armor paint very quickly. Glad you like the shields.

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  8. That is a superb lookng unit Jonathan.

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  9. Very interesting mix Jonathan, nice unit!

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    1. Yeah, it a motley crew of various figures.

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  10. Really great paint job on those figures, a impressive unit

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    1. Very much appreciated, Oli! BIG pike block coming up soon from me.

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  11. Fantastic unit!! San Tiago!!!! :D Cheers!

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  12. Great looking infantry and I think the shields are fine, change them if you want to but I think they work well.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! I will leave the shields as they are. Gives them a bit of 'homespun' appearance.

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  13. A fine, if indeed somewhat motley, looking crew. I too concur with the shields. Leave 'em as is!

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    1. Your concurrence is appreciated! Glad you like my motley crew.

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  14. Nothing wrong with the shields Jonathan, not every soldier had an ornately decorated shield.

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