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Author Topic: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/24/23 Full Norman army assembled)  (Read 9602 times)

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 20 Sep 22: Housecarls)
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2022, 10:55:53 AM »
Those look excellent! I like your choices for the colour palette and basing. You made the LBMS transfers look quite natural, too - not always easy on shields with raised bosses.

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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 26 Nov 22: Banners)
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2022, 10:57:04 AM »
Great stuff  :)

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 26 Nov 22: Banners)
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2022, 04:24:27 PM »
Finished one of the last 2 units for my army. Leaves me 1 unit, 5 skirmishers, and two command bases to try and finish before 1 Jan.





Whats left:
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Offline levied troop

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 24 Dec 22: 16 Ceorls done)
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2022, 07:49:51 AM »
Nice painting.
Good luck with the deadline!
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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 24 Dec 22: 16 Ceorls done)
« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2022, 10:54:54 PM »
Fantastic looking troops! Gorgeous banners! Absolutely fantastic!
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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 24 Dec 22: 16 Ceorls done)
« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2023, 03:24:22 PM »
https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2023/01/finished-anglo-saxondanish-army.html

On Dec 31st 2022 I completed the last models for my Anglo-Saxon army. Since I have 2 units with Dane Axes I am calling the army and Anglo-Saxon/Danish army as it could be fielded as either.

Composition:

 32 Armored Infantry with Dane Axes

64 Armored Infantry with Spears.

96 Unarmored Infantry with Spears.

12 Command models = 4 command bases.

18 Skirmishers with Javelins.

12 Skirmisher with Bows.

In the intended configuration as an Anglo-Danish army for Hastings for games like Hail Creaser it will consist of 3 divisions of 4 units, each unit consisting of 16 models. Based off of my research a good chunk of the army was armored Huscarls and Thegens from Herald and his Lords personal retainers. The rest of the army was local Fyrds gathered on the march.  I also painted up an Queen Æthelfled model so I could use them as a Mercian army from earlier.

Some people have asked me what what a completed army means, saying collections are never really done. While I might end up adding to it down the road I would call this 'Project' complete. 2 years ago I designed the army using Hail Creaser rules for battle of Hastings at a size I felt was playable on most tables. I then assembled that army and have finished painting every model for it as intended. So the project is completed even if the collection my continue to grow.

One thing I might added are new movement bases that are 40mm square with a steel sheet on top. Each model is individually based on 20mm bases with a magnet in the middle. I would then put them on the 40mm squares if I wanted a slightly different configuration. If I reduced each unit by 4 then I could build a 4th division with the extra minis to make the overall unit/division count higher.









Offline DalyDR

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/1/23 FINISHED Anglo-Saxon army)
« Reply #66 on: January 01, 2023, 03:38:38 PM »
That looks great.  Nice work!

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/1/23 FINISHED Anglo-Saxon army)
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2023, 03:34:45 PM »
Now that the Anglo-Saxon ay is done its time to finish the Norman army. It's already got a lot of work done on the Cavalry and some Infantry, though I'll need to rebase most of the infantry. This is everything I have at my disposal. 1 Victrix Norman Infantry pack (60), 1 Victrix Medieval archers & slingers pack (36), 2 boxes Gripping Beast Dark Age Cavalry (24), and a mix of metals bought from other gamers failed projects. I'm confident I have enough minis (might get some more crossbows) but now I need to plan out the army to match my Anglo-Saxons for Hastings.
My original plan (organized for Hail Creaser) called for 2 Divisions of cavalry, each with 2 units of knights and 2 units of Retainers. A 3rd Division of Infantry consisting of 2 units Heavy Infantry, 2 units of Medium Infantry, 1 unit of Crossbows, and 2 units of Bows. But after further research I think the ratio of Cavalry to infantry is off and I need fewer of the former. 
Instead I will go with the following using Hail Creaser army list:

Left Wing (first Division) Bretons
- Medium Infantry with Spears
- Medium Infantry with Spears
- Medium Infantry with Bows
- Breton Cavalry with Javelins
- Breton Cavalry with Javelins

Center (second Division) Normans
- Dismounted Knights with Swords/Spears
- Heavy Infantry with Spears
- Medium Infantry with Bows
- Norman Cavalry with Lances
- Norman Cavalry with Lances

Right Wing (third Division) Flemish and French
- Heavy Infantry with Spears
- Heavy Infantry with Spears
- Medium Infantry with Crossbows
- Mounted Knights with Spears
- Light Cavalry with Javelins

Here is what I have so far:







Offline LouieN

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/4/23 Starting the Norman army)
« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2023, 01:37:24 AM »
Epic.  keep it up, looks great

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/4/23 Starting the Norman army)
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2023, 09:18:04 PM »
Here is the fully assembled Norman army, with the exception of casualty markers. Minis are a mix of Victrix, Footsore, Gripping Beast, Perry, Black Tree Design, Crusader, and Foundry, though I may have missed a few. More photos on my blog: https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2023/01/norman-army-assembled.html




Offline Codsticker

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 1/24/23 Full Norman army assembled)
« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2023, 05:40:39 AM »
That is going to be very impressive when it is all done.

 

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