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Offline Mad Doc Morris

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[Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« on: March 25, 2010, 03:44:02 PM »
Dear Lords and Ladies!
As a New Year's Pledge I announced to build an army to go with the Impetus rules. I decided on the Middle Ages, more precisely the late 14th to early 15th century. Some readers might guess the typical Azincourt theme, but I chose the battle of Sempach in 1386 as my focus. For details see this Wikipedia article: LINK. Now I've finally finished the first unit of dismounted knights, and here they are:



Okay, I'm a slow painter after all, but to say the least: these chaps were a tricky bunch to start with. I struggled a lot with heraldy, positioning and basing. The more as this is my first trial at dioramic units. At last, I'm quite happy with them.



For some more pictures and blah, please check my blog's entry: LINK.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 04:47:51 PM by Mad Doc Morris »

Offline Calimero

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 03:49:11 PM »

Really, really nice.

What material did you use for the bases?
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Offline Aaron

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 04:07:30 PM »
Very well done! That big-base diorama feel is what keeps drawing me toward Impetus also.

Offline Super_Gibbon

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 04:10:47 PM »
Gorgeous!


Offline marrony

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 04:29:44 PM »
Top notch.Excellent.
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Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 05:14:36 PM »
Many thanks, gents! :)
Calimero, the bases are made from pre-cut MDF panels. I ordered them at Miniaturicum - great service as usual and much cheaper than Litko's alternatives.

Offline cram

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 09:08:50 PM »
Very well painted, they look great!

Offline cdm

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Re: [Impetus] Dismounted Knights
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 09:06:07 AM »
Very nice :) It's a shame there isn't a glut of medieval figures on the market

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 11:40:23 PM »
Slow progress is still progress. ::)
The Championship match today (we've won again! ;D) held me at home, so a good excuse to take up the brush again as well. In addition, the awful heat here in Germany at the moment provided a very fast drying - perfect for basing in no time. Therefore I can now proudly present the second unit for my Impetus army, the mounted knights:



This base was inspired by historical units called "lances", i.e. a knight and his retinue. However, I thought it silly to build a base labelled as "noblemen" only from one actual knight and a bunch of his lesser followers. So I provided at least three knights, each accompanied by his squire.
Following the first base's example, these guys once again resemble participants of the historical battle of Sempach. Actually, they all were most probably allowed to bear a banner for themselves, not just simple pennons. I've chosen the smaller flags just for aesthetics.



If you want to know more, please visit the according entry on my blog.
Thanks for watching anyway. :)

Offline bc99

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 12:37:41 AM »
Wow, loving the shields, very good stuff, especially if they're free-hand.

Offline VoodooInk

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2010, 12:48:34 AM »
Fantastic!
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Offline mikeygees

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2010, 02:05:35 AM »
Oooh pretty..... :o

Offline janner

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2010, 08:17:18 AM »
Lovely and great idea

Offline Aaron

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010, 01:33:02 PM »
I love the rich colors and the basing, but bc99 is right, those shields are the knock-out blow!

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: [Impetus] A Medieval army evolves
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010, 08:29:37 PM »
Many thanks for your kind comments, dear fellows. :)
Unfortunately, there are no decals or printed banners for the Sempach troops. So all done humbly by myself.

 

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