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Author Topic: Armies for Hastings DONE (update: 12/15/23 Anglo-Saxons Finished!)  (Read 31034 times)

Offline Aethelwulf

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/10/23 Last of the Norman Cav)
« Reply #90 on: June 10, 2023, 09:51:26 AM »
Wonderful work on all of them :-*
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Offline LouieN

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/10/23 Last of the Norman Cav)
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2023, 04:21:19 PM »
Good job.

How many mini in total will there be. 

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/10/23 Last of the Norman Cav)
« Reply #92 on: June 16, 2023, 05:39:33 PM »
As currently designed the Normans will have 264 minis and the Saxons will be 306 for a total of 570. Now thats with infantry units as 8x2, cavalry and ranged as 6x2, and skirmishers as 3x2 but I am thinking of making infantry units 6x2 instead.

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/10/23 Last of the Norman Cav)
« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2023, 08:40:25 PM »
Decided to get a group shot of all the cavalry for my Norman army.




Offline LouieN

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/16/23 All the Norman Cavalry)
« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2023, 10:47:55 PM »
A great collection of horse.

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/16/23 All the Norman Cavalry)
« Reply #95 on: June 22, 2023, 08:03:45 PM »
Finished the casualty markers for my Norman ranged units and Cavalry. 2 crossbows, 4  archers, and 6 Cavalry
 Bases are from Warbases and the minis are from Gripping Beast, Conquest Games, and Crusader Miniatures.


Offline Advario

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/22/23 Norman Casualties)
« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2023, 09:05:58 PM »
These casualty markers look really nice! Where did you get the model for the tumbling rider in the top left? That looks really dynamic, dramatic and therefore fitting for such a marker :D

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/22/23 Norman Casualties)
« Reply #97 on: July 11, 2023, 10:58:05 PM »
So I had to move house recently and just got my office set up. I decided to take a brake from painting minis and work on some terrain and will be doing a Fortified Norman Manor House and Motte and Bailey castle for use in the Norman conquest of England games. All the kits for this are from Sarris Precision.
I started with the Manor House and, after assembling, decided to do a stucco/rendered wall effect. I got a tube of filler (dont recommend using tubes, get tubs) and testing it on a scrap of MDF.


I then applied it all over the building.





I was really unhappy with how the first layer looked and the eye sore of a seam between floor levels. So I opted for a 2nd layer and used a better tool to apply it.
https://i.imgur.com/CIsooVP.jpg[/img]



This looked better so I decided to use a watered down brown wash over the stucco, paint the windows and door frames, a brown was on the doors, and then some weathering.





Satisfied, I went and used a speed paint to paint the roof a slate color over a light grey base coat. This really pulled the thing together and I was loving the look.





Last thing was to paint the stairs. This I did by using several layers/different colors of dry brushed grays for an aged wood look.




And that's a playable Norman Manor House. I plan to flock the stairs base and I want to add a climbing vine or two up some walls.







Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 7/11/23 Norman Manor House)
« Reply #98 on: July 12, 2023, 04:05:34 AM »
Very cool!
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Offline Little Odo

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 7/11/23 Norman Manor House)
« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2023, 12:34:52 PM »
Very nice
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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 7/11/23 Norman Manor House)
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2023, 10:04:23 AM »
Finished my fully modular Norman timber castle. I chose this from Sarrisa Precision Limited to use in my Norman Conquest games because King Willam routinely and quickly built castles as he moved about subduing revolts. These would most likely been of timber and in the Motte and Bailey style. Due to the module nature of these kits I can also use them to make fortified Norman Manors and different styles of timber castles.





https://i.imgur.com/zsm7vXE.jpg






Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 8/13/23 Norman Castle)
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2023, 10:14:01 AM »
Brilliant work! 👏🏻
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Offline Belgian

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 6/10/23 Last of the Norman Cav)
« Reply #102 on: August 13, 2023, 10:14:31 AM »
Decided to get a group shot of all the cavalry for my Norman army.





Wow. Like it very much!
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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 8/13/23 Norman Castle)
« Reply #103 on: September 25, 2023, 09:26:09 PM »
Another unit of Norman infantry done. These have some later kit so they also fit in the 1st crusade.






Offline LouieN

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update: 9/25/23 Norman Infantry)
« Reply #104 on: September 25, 2023, 10:28:54 PM »
Someone got a advance prototype infantry helm there. 

I often joke with my friends that any miniature, or paint job, is only good for one day of history. 

A good unit.  TY

 

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