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Offline BZ

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2021, 07:09:05 AM »
Awesome!

Offline lilljonas

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2021, 08:36:44 PM »
Awesome!
Thank you!

A great little army. Really nice conversions and painting. I'm looking forward to seeing which standards you choose for them!

Thanks, it's still up in the air which family or families I decide to have them align with.

Anyway, in the Italian Wars a lot of armies on all sides outsourced their light cavalry to stradioti, a type of mercenaries. Hailing from the Balkans, primarily of Albanian birth, the stradiots had some distinctive traits such as their beards, high hats, shields and flowing robes.



Hmm... beards, pointy hats and robes, you say? That sounds almost suspiciously gnomish to me! It only makes sense then, for my Italian hobbits, to recruit some of the infamous stradigoats to fill the role of light cavalry. TTCombat makes these halfling goat riders, with magnificiently cute goats. To make stradigoats out of them I'll simply need to build up the hats, turn the Van Dykes into bushy beards, add the distinct shields and maybe also build up the shirts into bigger, billowing coats.

First up is a sorcerer. While a bit out of place in the more historical games, he'll serve well as a test run and when they're used in more high fantasy type games. And he already came with a conical hat!



Liking the look, I set out to convert more stradigoats. These have only received hats, but there are shields of green stuff curing for them, and then I'll work on their beards and clothes.
 

Offline Padrissimus

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2021, 09:34:44 PM »
Very nice indeed. I just recently painted some 'westernised' stradiots to be brigands in my Tilean campaign. Yours are gonna be little (yeah, I said it) works of art!
My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2021, 10:52:09 AM »
Very original and a fine spark of imagination! Brilliant!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline lilljonas

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2021, 08:01:50 AM »
Very nice indeed. I just recently painted some 'westernised' stradiots to be brigands in my Tilean campaign. Yours are gonna be little (yeah, I said it) works of art!

Thanks, going to have fun with putting small beards and robes on them. :)

Very original and a fine spark of imagination! Brilliant!

Thank you!

As I maybe mentioned, one goal of this project was to get the confidence to sculpt an entire mini from scratch. I thought that would be somewhere towards the end, but guess what ended up on my hobby desk yesterday?







Still a lot of things I want to make better on the next one, but it's a scratch sculpted mini! He'll be sent off to join the pikemen, and then I'll start making more halflings wire armatures.

Offline BZ

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2021, 07:29:58 PM »
Great work!

Offline Padrissimus

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Re: Converted Italian Wars Hobbits
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2021, 12:38:13 AM »
That's great! Wow! I wish I had your skills!

 

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