Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spanish Archers for the Reconquista

Units for the 28mm Reconquista project keep trickling from the painting desk.  A slow but steady approach can yield big dividends over time.  In 2017, for example, these archers mark the seventh Reconquista stand to make it off the paint table.  With an average completion rate of one stand per month, a project can grow stealthily without much effort.  What takes effort is getting the troops to the table for a game! 
In the discussion following the Kolin game last week, talk turned towards bringing some of the collections to the game table for an outing.  One such project was the Reconquista.  I am fairly certain that the collection has seen action on the table one time only.  Jake added that it was three or four years ago.  Three of four years?  Where does the time go? 
This nine-figure stand of archers is composed of BTD 28mm figures.  As always, great figures on which to lay on the paint.  Still plenty of Reconquista lead in The Lead Pile.  A stand's worth of Arab spearmen are awaiting next in the painting queue for this project.  First, though, more Assyrians are up next.  

24 comments:

  1. Great looking archers Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  2. Nice use of earth tones = subtle and variety.

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    1. Thank you, Bill! Earth tones, I have many and they take the Minwax stain very well.

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  3. Nice job on these Jonathan. Love the expressions on those fellows. They look quite angry.

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    1. Yeah, many do look quite angry. A face only a mom could love!

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  4. Nice work on these BTD figures, Jonathan. Another fine project rolls along!

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    1. Thanks, Dean! I really enjoy working with the BTD figures.

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    1. Michal! That is great I can provide some inspiration for your own Reconquista project. Too bad I cannot paint like you!

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  6. More nice figures......have noticed on your previous figures the bases you use is the bit at the back for labels and such like ? Or for ease of handling

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    1. Thank you, Matt. That extra bit of wood on the back of the base I use to hold unit stats for Impetvs.

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  7. Nice looking and useful early medieval types great use of subdued colours.
    Best Iain

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    1. Useful, for sure. I could use these same figures in a number of yet to be started projects. Appreciate your comments, Iain!

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  8. That is a mean looking bunch Jonathan. Very nicely done.

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  9. Most beautiful archers, wonderful medieval atmosphere with the colors...

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    1. Thanks, Phil! You posted a terrific BatRep today!

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  10. One can never have enough archers.
    They sure look good ,and the bases are a ok too. Greetings BB

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    1. Hello Paul! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Much appreciated!

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  11. Nicely done additions, Jon. Time to plan a trip to the tabletop for this collection, it would seem!

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    1. Yes, a tabletop battle would be fitting after adding a number of units since the last battle. I know Jake's collection has grown in the interim. I wonder if we could the 12x6 table with troops? I bet so!

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  12. I like the fact these look a bit gritty and dirty, which just screams medieval.

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    1. Glad you like the gritty and dirty look. Brought to you by Minwax stain. The stain works well with earthy colors.

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