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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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15mm Samnites Army
« on: May 15, 2021, 10:09:59 AM »
Heyhey! For a good while I've been working on a 15mm Samnites army (97% Xyston figures). Now it's finished!

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2021_05/as1-1900schrift.jpg.49a4624f10a2c208e8c3227c52b24af8.jp

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2021_05/as1details.jpg.f2c08e7eb7ab601f6242126a25260696.jpg

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_07/cav1.jpg.7e47b546169c7b238893ea34cf3b0c7d.jpg

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_07/cav2.jpg.06a20eaae17b53a62614cbfaa50dedfb.jpg

Here's some example shots of the infantry:

full size image: https://i.imgur.com/ycufsiH.jpg

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_07/wip9.jpg.35eadb01389ef0442a296ce46b3ab5a7.jpg

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_07/wip8.jpg.76c1d1f0962c01fa36bcf48a57b2e640.jpg

All the shield designs are hand-painted, and I'm willing to claim that no two shields in this army look exactly the same.

For the last step I added 22 Skirmisher bases, 6 more regular infantry bases and four generals' bases:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2021_05/generals.JPG.3c5f631117205a3a4575b829e2f01623.JPG

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2021_05/generals2.JPG.e55ce0b310459e608e4833a07e9a8dfd.JPG

From left to right: A general on foot with a big grey beard and a black cloak, standing on a little hill. So you know he means business. With him he's got two pals (one for trumpeting, one for posing). Next there's a shouty general on horseback, giving orders to his bodyguard. Next to him there's a very nicely dressed general on the back of a very nice horse. However, he's not very good at riding, so there's a handler with him who leads the nice horse by its reins. In the far right there's a little scene in which a priest in a sun hat questions a Sacred Chicken about the future of the ongoing battle. He throws the beast seeds, if it starts eating it means "wonderful!", if not "maybe not". The general on his horse (along with his bodyguard) get impatient with the chicken and start threatening the priest (and the chicken). The whole Sacred Chicken thing is well known from the Romans, so I thought they have to have gotten that idea from someone. Also, maybe the Samnites took a sacred chicken hostage to use it for their own campaign.

As I had the army all set up and since I wanted to convey the idea of how many dudes that army entails (again, all with individually hand-painted shield designs!) I made a little video:


Please let me know what you think of that (blurriness aside. This originally was just meant for testing the camera's video capabilities, and I felt a bit silly doing it, so I'm way too fast. Also, next time, I'll lay some rails and build me a little cart with a high seat and gyro-stabilized camera arm on top for that sort of stuff). Does it automaticaly switch to 360p quality for you as well? I suggest changing it to 1080p of course. :)

All in all it's 96 infantry bases, 22 skirmisher bases, 8 cavalry bases and 4 generals' bases.

Well, I hope that you like the pictures and the video!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 10:52:49 AM by Battle Brush Sigur »

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 10:16:04 AM »
Stunning mate  8)

Offline frank xerox

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 11:36:07 AM »
That is awesome - it makes me want to steal your brushes.....

Offline has.been

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 02:45:23 PM »
Beautiful painting, and so much of it!
Well done.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2021, 03:25:31 PM »
So inspiring! 15mm figures are so hard to paint, I appreciate the effort.

Offline MGH

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2021, 03:57:01 PM »
Superb work! And such a host of them too. You do great work.

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 07:08:52 PM »
Amazing array of well painted figures.  Love the shield designs.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline rumacara

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2021, 10:25:20 PM »
Just lovely. :-* :-* :-*

Offline Cyrus1

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 12:00:14 AM »
Fantastic Samnites, top notch!

Offline RedRowan

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2021, 08:03:35 AM »
Amazing work!


Offline Totleben

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 08:35:24 AM »
One can not have too many Samnites  :-*

Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 09:06:05 AM »
That is all just a bit special!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Gorgeous work!

Offline mellis1644

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2021, 07:27:18 PM »
Wow I wish mine were that good. Great work
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Offline duivelindoosje

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 06:28:43 AM »
this is premier league painting work, hope to see more 15 mm armies painted by you

Offline DintheDin

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Re: 15mm Samnites Army
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 08:08:08 AM »
Magnificent spectacle!  :-*
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