Monday, June 4, 2018

Spanish Command for Reconquista

Unhappy to be the standard bearer?
Does the standard bearer seem unhappy to be carrying the banner for his knight?  The sullen facial expression of the standard bearer is very animated.  He certainly is not pleased to be bearing his burden. 
With the two units of Spanish foot crossing the painting desk of late, a few spare figures remained when the two dozen figures took their place in the ranks.  Having an extra mounted knight, I figured the Spanish could use another command stand.  
Black Tree Design mounted knight and two Casting Room Miniatures' spearmen come together to create a command stand for the Spanish cause.  A good use of a few leftover figures. 

After this brief 28mm distraction, back to painting 15mm figures for the SYW and 1799 projects.  After having recently returned from two weeks in Bavaria and the Austrian Tirol, expect a travelogue or two on the horizon (some with military history content) along with more work from the painting desk.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, Excellent looking command Jonathan! really lovely models - and unhappy one!
    best regards

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  2. Younare so right...he is not a happy chap by any means, but it makes a great looking set.

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    1. I think it adds some interest and perhaps a little comic relief.

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  3. Nice one Jonathan...

    Mr Grumpy... or should we say... senor grunon... made me smile.

    All the best. Alt

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  4. Excellent job, and a great looking - even if unhappy - standard bearer, splendid colors!

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    1. Thank you, Phil! He does look little grumpy, does he not?

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  5. Lovely job,we can't all be happy all the time!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Marching into battle is a not a time to be cheerful.

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  6. Nice base .... but I'm especially looking forward to the travelogue. I love Bavaria and the Tyrol.
    Richard

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    1. Thanks! Richard, you may grow tired of travelogues by the time I finish...

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  7. Your range is most impressive (one day SYW and another Reconquista, among others). Small projects like command stands are a nice way to break up the "chore" that painting can be. I'm doing one now, myself--so, it's not just me :)

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    1. Variety at the painting desk allows me to never lose interest. This three-figure stand was just the ticket to push something over the painting desk while I am slugging through about 50 15mm figures.

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  8. Wonderful command, Jonathan! Love the glum look of the standard bearer. He may know more about his commander than we will ever know Lol! :)

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    1. You may be correct, Dean! The disgruntled standard bearer may know what lays ahead.

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  9. That's a great expression, and complimented nicely by the 'harumph!' position of the shoulders, as if he's been caught just before he could get that sour look off his face before anyone sees! Great stuff :)

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Very astute observation, Aaron, and so eloquently delivered.

      Thanks!

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  10. Is the foot soldier behind him leaning over his shoulder saying "what's up cry baby farty pants"?

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    1. You are right! The spearman is leaning over to his compatriot and likely saying, "suck it up and keep moving!"

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  11. Lovely job! Nice little vignette as well as a command stand

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  12. Lovely command stand Jonathan!

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  13. That is one glum ensign! As always, Jon, you've produced some beautiful figures.

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  14. Great looking command stand Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  15. Very nice a timely reminder for me to get on with my 1st Millenium Project.

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  16. Good painting as always! He better wipe that look off his face before the lord sees it. Maybe something bad happened to the last standard bearer? 😀

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    1. There is an interesting story in there but no one is talking.

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  17. Nice looking command base, Jon. I rather suspect the ensigns unhappy face might be more due to a bout of dysenterry, a distressingly common ailment in armies until recent times!

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    1. If dysentery, I would be grumpy as well!

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