Thursday, May 4, 2017

Moorish Archers for the Reconquista

Many of the Impetvs Army lists for the Muslim forces lists a stand of heavy infantry supported by a missile stand.  This missile support is in the form of either bow or crossbow.  When in support, the missile stand is combined with the heavy infantry stand to create a large unit.  Since a number of heavy infantry stands have already been fielded for the project, several 'T' type stands are needed to bring the back half of these combined large units into parity.
As most of the figures in the Reconquista project, these archers and their two supporting spearmen are from Black Tree Design.  Great figures.  With unadorned robes, these figures paint quickly and can be fielded with little fuss.  In fact, a second stand of archers is at the painting desk.
In a similar situation to the Great Italian Wars project discussed in a recent post, the Reconquista project ought to get out onto the gaming table for a little action.

So many projects, so little time...

28 comments:

  1. Ah, looking fantastic! I love your Reconquista project.

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  2. Nice work, as always, Jonathan.

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  3. Indeed, a nice natural character to the figures.

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    1. Very kind observation, Norm, and much appreciated!

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  4. Lovely clean work on some nice figures.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! BTD figures, I find, very easy to paint.

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  5. Nicely done, achieving the irregular quality with the varied uniforms but keeping consistency with the same palate. The blue-on-white pattern on that figure in the front rank is an added bonus: I'll have to zoom in a bit and steal that technique for future use :)

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    1. Another very kind observation, Ed! You guys are all terrific in your support and encouragements!

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  6. of theses nice job I have some of these primed and ready to paint. Never played impetus ?

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    1. Much appreciated, Matt! We enjoy Impetvs. You might too.

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  7. Excellent, beautiful archers...and project!

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  8. Yes, very nice indeed. A beautiful addition to your project.

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    1. Thank you, William! Good to see you popping in to leave a comment a little more regularly. Much appreciated!

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  9. Love 'em, Jonathan! If there comes a vote, put me down for an AAR featuring your Reconquista forces. Have you tried Impetus 2? I meant to buy that but I'd also like to have an opponent for it too!

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    1. Thanks, Monty!
      Yes, BI2.0 has been given a test and I like the changes. An already good game is even better now.

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  10. Very nice archers, I like their skin tone :)
    The whole unit look great.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Very good to get your approval.

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  12. That is a fine looking unit and I fully intend to steal that pattern on the center archer.

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    1. Thanks, Jake! Borrow what you want. Giving even one figure a more complex robe design tend to lift the entire unit. Well, at least to me.

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