Monday, August 21, 2017

Newline Designs' Babylonian Spearmen

Continuing on with the Assyrian Wars project, a fourteen figure unit of Babylonian spearmen debouch from the painting desk.
Unlike all of the Wargames Foundry lead coming before, these Babylonians are the first Newline Designs' figures I have tackled.  While, perhaps, not as sharply detailed as the Foundry figures, the Newline Designs' figures have a more rounded sculpting style.  Quite pleasing to the eye and the rounded features allow easy painting.  For size comparisons, these Babylonians fit in perfectly with Foundry figures from the Assyrian range.  
Excellent figures!  More additions from NDs' Biblical ranges are planned since a number of figures are not covered by existing Foundry ranges.  The Newline Designs' figures represent a good value too.  Even when not on sale, a pack of 24 figures with command can be had for BP20.00.

30 comments:

  1. Got to love those red and gold shields, Jonathan.

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    1. The shields are a good contrast against the white tunics.

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    2. Speaking of contrast, how was the eclipse for you in Spokane?

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    3. While we did not experience a total eclipse, the sun was obscured about 91%. We could feel the temperature drop, for sure. We should have driven down to either Eastern Oregon or Southern Idaho to see the total eclipse.

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  2. Great looking unit! Like the deep red hue on the shields, really stands out on a shield that size.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you, Ross! I like the big shields too!

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  3. I'd forgot that ND make ranges other than 20mm. Just had a look over on their site and have seen some useful bits and pieces, so thanks for jogging my memory.

    Their 28s don't look bad sculpts, and have painted up well.

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    1. Newline Designs have a number of very interesting ranges in 20mm and 28mm. I like the sculpting on the 28mm Biblical figures.

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  4. An excellent looking unit and nicely posed on the stand.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Glad you like the finished result.

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  5. Lovely looking Babylonians, really nice red on the shields.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! The red does stand out especially on an oversized shield.

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  6. Very nice clean crisp painting, I agree that the red shields are great. BTW, who will form the opposition for your Assyrians?
    Cheers, Peter

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    1. Much appreciated, Peter! Planned opposition will be coming primarily from Jake's Egyptians,

      (http://dartfrog06mm.blogspot.com/)

      A tentative goal is to have a small force ready by year-end.

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  7. Very nice looking unit Jonathan. Really impressed with the pace you are knocking these guys out.

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    1. Thank you, Rod! Just now, units seem to be flying off the painting desk. That pace cannot last, though...

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  8. Great looking additions, Jonathan. I think I had some Newline Sea Peoples as samples before - they were as you mentioned: nicely proportioned and rounded.

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    1. Thank you, Dean! It is fun to add in figures from different manufacturers into a project. I like the Newline Designs figures very much. For size, they fit in perfectly with Foundry.

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  9. Very cool figures: a nice hybrid with "old school" clean lines and contemporary detail. Nicely rendered, of course (always helps!).

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    1. ND figures do have an Old School look. Not as OS as some, though. I like them a lot and more will work their way into the ranks of this project.

      Very pleased that you approve of my brushwork on these lads!

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  10. I like them! They are reminiscent of the Assyrians, and yet distinct. Newline is (another) manufacturer I know little about

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    1. Yes, good solid sculpts that fit in with Foundry and BTD foot very nicely. Lightening fast service from the U.K. too!

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  11. Excellent mix of red and gold...and superb unit!

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  12. Looking good. Newline not as fine sculpted as Foundry but have a great range of figures and do paint up well

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    1. Thanks! I agree with your assessment of Newline completely; great figures at a great price.

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