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Author Topic: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry  (Read 11917 times)

Offline Jacksarge

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry!
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2018, 05:16:01 AM »
There is some debate as to whether Anglo-Saxons operated as cavalry in battles, certainly the larger melees which have survived in manuscript accounts have little to say about mounted actions on the battlefield. My understanding is that we can be quite sure that they operated as mounted infantry at the very least, using horses to get to the battle or to get to a potential conflict "the fastest with the mostest". They were no strangers to riding to hunt or as a means of transport & the horse was a respected creature, appearing frequently in Anglo-Saxon burials/cremations of earlier centuries.

I decided that I would like the possibility of fielding some Anglo-Saxon cavalry, even if only a couple of units. I finished my first group of six a while back but hadn't shared the pictures. I have some more unpainted cavalry in the "to do" box.

The miniatures are from Blacktree Designs 28mm Anglo-Saxon range.













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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2018, 06:04:55 AM »
Fantastic faces, excellent paintjob on the horses and your color palette is all the money! Cheers!
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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2018, 08:43:46 AM »
Nice! Did you use oils and a wipe on the horses?
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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #168 on: April 29, 2018, 10:33:18 AM »
Thanks :-)
Horses painted using Artist Tube Acrylics with a filbert brush.

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #169 on: April 29, 2018, 11:13:34 PM »
Thanks :-)
Horses painted using Artist Tube Acrylics with a filbert brush.

Very welcome! :D. The horses look great! They have very much the same effect I get with oils.

Offline Bloggard

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2018, 07:55:16 AM »
having looked the thread again - it would be nice to see an ensemble pic  :)

Offline Jacksarge

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2018, 08:17:45 AM »
having looked the thread again - it would be nice to see an ensemble pic  :)

 :)
I have been asked about that before, but I'm really not sure how I could do that, they wouldn't all fit in picture. If I did manage it, the figures would be so far away that you wouldn't see much.
I'm open to suggestions - how do other folks take pictures of large groups of figures?

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #172 on: May 04, 2018, 09:09:37 PM »
Wow!  Those horses look fantastic!

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Re: My "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" Cavalry
« Reply #173 on: June 08, 2018, 07:11:34 PM »
This thread has some very nice painting - and a lot of useful info on minis, both for Dark Age, and fantasy (Middle-Earth) - as many of those Saxons could easily be included in a Rohan army!
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