Saturday, 23 January 2016

From PeterD - 28mm Italians with Pole Arms Pt 2 (40 points)

A small post this week, as January is what passes for my busy time of the year work wise. Still nothing like when I was a pension consultant but I tend to slow down in many ways this time of year.


These are another 8 Italians to "complete" the unit I had posted part of last week.  They now stand as a block of 16, but will I will likely increase my pike and halberd blocks to 24 at some point.  Pictures are below, including the full set of 16 and close ups of the new group of 8.  These are all Perry's. A pack of 6 Italian Heavy Infantry, a Plastic Foot Knight and a drummer from the Italian command set.  I have based them to match the first set of 8, but I'll try different combinations for the next unit.




These guys, along with the rest of my Italian Wars collection and Curt's troops say action last night. A full AAR will appear on the Single Handed Admiral later but two shots featuring these guys. Curt's fire disordered them in the advance so they fell behind the rest of their Battalia. You can see their flag in the background.



Speaking of seeing action, here's a group of four guys who aren't likely to modelling the latest in tinfoil hat designs.


Challenge entrants: PeterD, CurtC, Sylvain and JeremyM (left to right)

Ahh, what a handsome, dashing bunch! (And I leave that to the readers to make up their own minds on what I'm referring to.)
Seriously, very nice work Pete. I really like the punchy colours you've gone with for these fellows, and they look great all mobbed up, ready to strike with verve towards the nearest pizzeria or espresso bar. It was great seeing them out the other night, and even better shooting anvils at them with Hildegarde's Death Bell.  :0)
And another 40 points for me to try to match in our Renaissance Men duel. Eek!  Well done Pete!


45 comments:

  1. Very nice Peter :)

    As for the tinfoil hats, are they - as I suspect - to protect from the effects of excessive statistical analysis? ;)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. In my case the hat helps to amplify the analysis by collecting random Gaama rays from Saturn.

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  2. Very handsome models. The small metal casting ones, of course. That is much better looking tinfoil hats than I'm used to seeing.

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    1. Thanks. Curt insists on the best haberdashery.

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  3. I've heard of a Napoleon complex, but in quadruplicate...?

    Nice figs too!

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    1. With four of us we thought we'd have a decent shot of taking out the Brits, Prussians, Russians and Austrians at the same time. In any event, we drank too much booze and fell asleep - so it pretty much went off like history...

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  4. Great minis, Viva Italia!! :) As for the handsome gents, a certain Night Shyamalan movie comes to mind.. :D Thanks for sharing, cheers!!

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    1. Thanks. I'll have to google the movie since I am drawing a blank.

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    2. check my most recent stats post

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    3. I hadn't realized where you poached it - we thought you'd just used a family picture

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  5. An excellent entry.. But not so much of the tin hats next time...I assume imbibing had taken place!

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    1. Yes, don't worry - some only fell down a few times and we took the fistfight out into the street (brrr).

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  6. "Take your time Miss, they can't see you. Now which one of these tried to invade Russia"
    Top stuff

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    1. Thanks Martin. We do have a police line up look to us don't we?

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  7. Nice hats, gents! And well done Peter.

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    1. Thanks Greg. You can craft your own hat next time you're out our way.

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  8. Very fine work on them, Peter! Nice and colorful unit!....so, they didn't do so good against Curt's Bell-o-Doom then? ;)

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    1. The bell o doom wasn't a killer so much as a delayer.

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  9. Wonderful minis but rather shabby looking "gentlemen" in the picture. I am growing concerned that running this whole challenge is giving Curt a certain complex....

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    1. Nah he's always like that. Thanks Miles

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  10. Lovely work Peter!

    It is so nice to see both my Overlord and Supreme Leader wearing silly hats. Suddenly I feel less small :0)

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    1. Looking goofy comes daily to me. Thanks Anne

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  11. I say how splendid. There is a carnival feel to the colours the troops are wearing. Very bright and gaudy. Just a little brighter than I would imagine but no less pleasing for that.

    As for the 4 rascals you cannot trust any wargamer who does not wear glasses! Clearly he is the odd one! (Yeah like we all are not ODD!)

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    1. Thanks Clint. I wear reading glasses, they are on a lanyard in the picture? Does that count or am I partly odd?

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    2. Frighteningly odd, actually. :)

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  12. Brilliant post, thanks for sharing the joy.

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  13. I'm still liking these and what a joy to see them and some other challenge figures being used in a game.

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    1. Thanks Sean. It was good to get them on table.

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  14. Love the figures, the hats? well......


    Ian

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    1. No accounting for some people's taste...but tags is Ian

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  15. cracking colours on these chaps - and used in a game too! Good to hear the tactics weren't affected by the drinking :)

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    1. Thanks Jamie. Tactics are like dancing - liquor only improves it!

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  16. Excellent painting, Peter - and wonderful to see them gracing your tables so soon after they're done. And these hats are the finest I've seen for some time. At my local club, we had a hat competition for Trafalgar Day 2005 - I remember team members working as hard on their hats as the ship models!

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    1. Thanks Sidney. I should have more in an AAR later this week.
      Trafalgar Day sounds fun, glad to know that the players had their priorities sorted out properly.

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  17. Nice.
    Those hats should keep those pesky Aliens from reading your thoughts as well.
    cheers

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