Sunday, 26 January 2014

Iberian command stands - cavalry and c-in-c

Finally 'finished' the army:
Three command bases, figures by Gripping Beast: two for the cavalry, and one overall commander-in-chief.
Each has four figures.  I've arranged the cavalry stands slightly differently from each other, just for the sake of it.
Shield transfers are by Little Big Men, for the Companion Miniatures that comprise most of the army.  Might as well use the left-overs.
I also gave the infantry base a shrub to shelter the all-important high priest.  He's the little guy in robes; I quite liked him.  He is a relatively fine figure, especially compared with the nutter with his sword and shield in the air; the priest reminds me of the old Julie Guthrie line of fantasy figures.  In fact, he'd make a good high priest for some nefarious cult or other.
How they look from above.  It took me over a year to make this army, pretty much from scratch:  192 Scutarii; 180 Celtiberians; 180 Caetrati; 40 slingers; 48 skirmish javelinmen; 72 cavalry; 16 foot command; and 8 cavalry command.  So that's 656 foot figures and 80 horse - not a bad little force.  No wonder I was getting knackered by the end of it...

12 comments:

  1. I like these beautiful stands...a lot! Great looking basement and paintjob...

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  2. Excellent work and a wonderful finish to an epic project! You'll have years to enjoy these fellows. Best of luck on the tabletop!

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  3. Thanks for looking, everyone. A few units have seen battle already, and they have performed very well - let's see if it continues...

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  4. What a great project! Your cavalry and command stands are very fine!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I must admit, I wasn't brave enough (or skilled enough) to hand paint the shields the way you do!

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  5. Lovely Iberian command stands Paul, they look ready to slaughter some Romans!

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  6. Great Command Bases Paul hope to see you again at Falkirk later in the Year
    Brian,Westerhope Wargames Group.

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    1. Hi Brian, it's good to hear from you. I hope our tables end up next to each other again!

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  7. Great looking command stand and cavalry! Really like how you painted the horses!

    Greetings
    Peter

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