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Author Topic: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/30/22: Assembled army progress shots)  (Read 4916 times)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 10/31/21: another unit done)
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2021, 06:48:40 AM »
Outstanding job!  :o
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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 10/31/21: another unit done)
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2021, 02:48:13 AM »
 So I finished a unit that I did up as javelin armed skirmishers for my Anglo-Saxon army. They are some of the worst plastic minis I have ever used but I think they will get the job done. Originally I had planned on keeping all the skirmishers loose and not on a tray. After seeing a friends army with skirmisher trays I decided it would both speed up game play and better protect the minis since each one wont need to be handles. I got the trays from Litko along with magnet inserts. I went ahead and did up all 5 skirmish trays I'll need for the army. More on the blog: https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2021/11/anglo-saxon-skirmishers.html





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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/2/21: 1st Skirmishers)
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2021, 01:55:16 PM »
My Anglo-Saxon army was originally intended for the skirmish game SAGA. Since I decided to expand it for large force rules like Hail Creaser I needed to re-base the existing models. I just finished rebasing all the unarmored models I had and added banners to each unit. They are a mix of metal minis from Footsore Miniatures and Crusader Miniatures and some plastics from Wargames Factory. More photos on my blog: https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2021/11/re-basing.html



Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: re-based old units)
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2021, 03:25:40 AM »
Set out the whole Anglo-Saxon army to remind myself of the end goal and to see how far along I have come. Almost half way! There is no reason I shouldn't have the army finished before Christmas. Took more photos but they are on my blog: https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2021/11/anglo-saxon-army-wip-review.html



Offline LouieN

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: full army overview)
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2021, 04:23:56 AM »
Epic

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: full army overview)
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2021, 08:11:15 AM »
Bravo, looking excellent I must say

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Offline Maniac

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: full army overview)
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2021, 04:03:10 AM »
Fantastic, that is quite the shieldwall there.  My Normans and Vikings are also individually based for Saga, and then multi based for Hail Caesar, like yours.  Makes for a more flexible gaming solution.
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Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: full army overview)
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2021, 11:55:56 PM »
Yes that is my exact thought process for how I'm basing thrm.

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 11/6/21: full army overview)
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2022, 03:30:46 PM »
Working again on my Anglo-Saxon army here are 2 units of skirmishers. They are armed with Javelins. Bows were in small numbers on the Saxon side so most skirmishers would have been armed with slings or javelins. Based off what I had available I'll be doing 3 units of javelins and 2 of bows. The movement tray is from Litko and the models are from Wargames Factory. They are the worst plastic models on the planet but I did my best to get the most out of them. As such I couldn't be bothered to give them more then a basic paint job and wash. Fortunately the Little Big Men transfers just fit and help them look a bit better.







Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/08/22: Skirmishers)
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2022, 08:43:30 PM »
Nice collection!
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Offline gregmita

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/08/22: Skirmishers)
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2022, 11:31:12 PM »
You've done a great job with those Wargames Factory minis!
I find that the necks don't even fit. Having a whole mess of them, I eventually decided to just convert them into zombies for fantasy games in the future. The bad poses won't matter so much then.

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/08/22: Skirmishers)
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2022, 01:27:45 AM »
You've done a great job with those Wargames Factory minis!
I find that the necks don't even fit. Having a whole mess of them, I eventually decided to just convert them into zombies for fantasy games in the future. The bad poses won't matter so much then.

Thank you. I have a huge number left over. They were given to be by a friend who had been given them by someone else lol. I chop all the necks down so that they are usable. I might have to do the zombie idea with the leftovers.

Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/08/22: Skirmishers)
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2022, 04:27:30 AM »
More progress on my Anglo-Saxons. These were my original Huscarls for SAGA that I just finished re-basing to fit in unit trays for larger games. I had to finish painting 3 of them and add 4 more to bring them up to strength, but really happy with end result. All that's missing is their flags. Now I know the keen eyed historians among you will notice they don't look quite like Anglo-Saxons. That is because they are sold as late Romano-British and I repurposed them.




Offline racm32

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Re: Armies for Hastings WIP (update 01/24/22: old Huscarls rebased)
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2022, 07:02:05 AM »
Once again I set up the whole army to see how its coming along and to work on some motivation. Also played around with some Normans for interesting battle photos but those are on the blog with a full report on progress: https://wyndehurstproductions.blogspot.com/2022/01/anglo-saxon-army-update.html










 

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