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Offline Atheling

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An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« on: June 16, 2021, 05:00:29 AM »
Yesterday morning I was up at, 5:30am and taking pictures(!) of a few units of my Norman army, painted 20 odd years ago. The vignettes are more recent, 2019 to be more or less precise. :)

Today at 5:30 am I am starting to post up the pictures and the links. Why? This particular Norman is now 20 years old! It is 20 years ago since I initiated the paint work to get the army ready for games ow Warhammer Ancient Battles at SESWC (South East Scotland Wargames Club). I was to spend the next 11 years at SESWC and many a game of various kinds sit fixed in my memory, but by far the clearest and most popular at the time were those games of WAB. Perhaps because of the right kind of spirit the games were played, perhaps because of the sense of community in the WAB "scene". Most likely both. It is now ten years since my departure from SESWC and time to do a little reminiscing.

A friend asked me to take some scenic pictures of my Normans to send to him and along with the pictures of the vignettes this the primarily what this article is about.

A real trip down memory lane; I can remember feverishly painting my Normans almost like it was yesterday, a copy of the WAB supplement Shieldwall nearby at all times!

This is just a small sample of my rather large Norman army. If anyone is interested in seeing some updated pictures (the only images I have apart from these are very old and substandard) I might go back and do some scenic shots of the whole army.

You can see many more pics on my blog but here are a few sample images to be going on with. Please feel free to pop over to Just Add Water and take a peek if that takes  your fancy:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/06/early-morning-rules-book-photoshoot.html













Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 06:11:39 AM »
great photos - why get up at 5.30am ....5.00am is much better

Offline flatpack

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 06:13:38 AM »
Excellent painting.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 06:25:30 AM »
Excellent painting.

Thanks flatpack

great photos - why get up at 5.30am ....5.00am is much better

Cheers Eric

I was in the shower at 5am so taking the photo's would have been a tad impractical  lol

Offline Little Odo

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 06:56:12 AM »
Nice looking army so far. I would like to see a few more pictures if you get the chance to set some up.
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Offline Rogerc

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 07:23:09 AM »
Lovely stuff, are you still planning an El Cid game when shows are open again?
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Offline Atheling

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2021, 07:24:19 AM »
Nice looking army so far.

Thanks Little Odo. The army was actually painted 20 years ago! The only pictures I had were small in size and by comparison to nowadays, very bad quality. A mate asked me to take a few scenic snaps for a project he is working on. :)

I would like to see a few more pictures if you get the chance to set some up.

I'll make an effort to get some pictures of the full army. It is substantially larger then what I have shown here- as I say, the pics were taken (specifics asked for) by a mate. :)

Lovely stuff, are you still planning an El Cid game when shows are open again?

Thanks Roger :)

The 11th Century Spanish game seems to have been put on the back burner with the progressive release of the Aventine Early Byzantines. It kind of lost impetus when Covid hit as i knew I wasn't going to be putting on any games any time soon.

I've got the Early Byzantine game pencilled in, probably for next year, but that's something I'm going to have to discuss with a mate who's taking part too. So, not sure  lol
« Last Edit: June 16, 2021, 07:27:11 AM by Atheling »

Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2021, 08:06:56 AM »
Lovely painting. The vignettes are great. I do like the bodies on the cavalry stands too.   :-*


Offline bigredbat

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2021, 08:26:02 AM »
Yes they are super- beautiful painting on a nice range of minis.

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2021, 08:41:48 AM »
Nicely done  :)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2021, 08:58:02 AM »
Beautifully skilled painting mate. Really amazing work!
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Offline RedRowan

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 09:59:08 AM »
They look great, reminds me of the games my friends and I also played using the Shieldwall supplement.

Steve

Offline Atheling

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 10:40:43 AM »
Thank you for the goodly words guys. Just looking at the pictures of the army again brings memories of a great deal of laughs and many a defeat flooding back  :D


Offline Maniac

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2021, 11:35:03 AM »
Those are lovely, the Crusader minis really are pretty solid offerings.
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Offline mikedemana

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Re: An Early Morning Norman Scenic Photoshoot
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 05:08:45 PM »
I love the little vignettes like the priest and nun giving the last rites to the dying warrior...  :-*

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