Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Assyrian Auxiliary Spearmen I

Back to building an Assyrian Army.  Today's recruits are a dozen auxiliary infantry from Wargames Foundry.  Based more loosely than the earlier heavy infantry, this stand should work well as an FL classed stand under Impetvs.
These troops were given a mix of tunics and shield coverings to signify their less regimented nature.  Great figures!  A second stand is in work.
Returning from an eye exam this evening, I sat down to snap a few photos of this unit.  Unfortunately, with my eyes still suffering from the effects of dilation, the photos looked blurry.  Right now, everything looks a bit blurry!  If the photos are indeed blurry (well, more blurry than usual), I apologize but may not recognize that fact until tomorrow.

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    1. I thought you might enjoy seeing some more Assyrians!

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  2. Great looking figures, they don't look blurry to me! Lovely non uniformed work I especially like the green.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! The photos don't look blurry to me today either.

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  3. The figures look very nicely posed on the stand.

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    1. Must be the work of the Lone Arranger...

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  4. These look great, and the basing sets them off nicely.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Lawrence! Glad you like the basing scheme.

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  5. The mix of colours on the shields and tunics look rather nice, and the overall effect with figures and base is rather pleasing. And I've just realised I sound like an art critic! :D

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    1. Roy, you are very kind! You are a model art critic!

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  6. love the colours......you are able to churn these figures out at a fantastic rate excellent work

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    1. Thanks! I gave them a mix of pastel and off-whites. They look Middle Eastern too me.

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  7. Great job painting these, a nice balance between colours.

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  8. Pictures look fine to me. I like the mix of colors in these units! Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Rod! The photos do not look out focus to me either.

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  9. Another cracking unit Jonathan. I like the full base too. You sure are cranking the units out. Your count for thr year must be getting up there now!

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    1. Always appreciate your steady-stream of support, Mark!

      As for my counts for 2017, afraid I am way behind your unbelievable productivity. I show just over 2,100 painting points to date. I need to turn it up a notch on the painting front but emphasis has slid over to gaming at present. My table has seen much more action this year than in the past. Gaming, preparation for gaming, and writing about gaming cuts into painting time.

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    2. It had been my intention to do just as you have done thus far this year - less painting, more gaming. But alas there are just too many nice figures to paint and work has been so hectic that I have not been able to make a number of gaming sessions.

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  10. Fine looking Assyrians, Jon!
    I now have easily over 10,000 painted 28mm figures, and I am sure you have still more; some slowdown on the painting if counterbalanced by an increase in actual games is a good thing at this point in the timeline of our hobby involvement!

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    1. Thank you, Peter!

      While you and I are both at the point in the life cycle of the hobby where we have "enough" painted figures to game just about anything we desire, will we ever move away from the painting aspect of the hobby? I know my answer to this question and I wager your answer would be the same!

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  11. Masz 2 strony ? A tak w ogóle jak długo robisz jedną figurkę?

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    1. Nie śledziłem czasu na ukończenie jednej postaci.

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  12. Very nice, Jon. When will they fight??

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    1. Thanks, Scott! When they get on the table depends upon having some opposition. These Assyrians are just about to a gameable force.

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    2. Jake, I know you are working on them. I am in no hurry. Plenty of other games to play.

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  13. Very fine looking spearmen Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  14. Another great looking addition to the collection. I will rotate some Egyptians forward in the Que for August to see if we can get something on the table before year's end.

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    1. Thanks, Jake!

      A year-end goal sounds great to me! Let's pencil this in to do over the Christmas Break.

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