Saturday, 23 January 2016

From TamsinP - 15mm Righteous Army (194 points)

Five weeks in and here is my 8th entry for this year's Challenge.

Last week I submitted a command stand for the Righteous Army contingent of my 15mm Choson Koreans. Well, a commander needs troops to command so here are 96 Righteous Army infantry as my 8th entry.




In FoGR, the Righteous Army can either be taken as [Warriors, Unarmoured, Average, Bow*, Light Spear, -] at 5 points per base or [Warriors, Unarmoured, Poor, -, Light Spear, -] at 2 points per base. For this batch I've gone with the former - I may in future do a batch of the latter.

Getting in a little closer to each of the battle groups:

















And a closer look at the command stands to show off the flags:









The figures are 15mm from Old Glory 15s; the flags are home made - after gluing onto the poles I went over the edges and washed the faces with thinned paint. For the blue and green flags I went back over the slogans with thinned red paint and a 3/0 brush as the wash had obscured them. I probably need to do the same for the orange flag.

I deliberately went for a grubby look as these chaps would have been living rough.

I make this 192 points unless Curt gives extra for the flags, which should put me back comfortably in the top 10.

These are terrific Tamisin. Such nice, clean paintwork and a very fast turnaround! Amazing. I really like the final shots of the flag waving mob (you know, that would look very cool nestled within one unit). I also really like the leaders and drummers. Question: I know you live in a London flat, so where do you store all your painted collections? You must have them squirreled-away all over the place!
194 points for you Tamsin. More than enough to place you back into the top ten. Well done!

21 comments:

  1. Great and numerous painting work!

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  2. great bunch of victims in FOGR;-)
    well done Tamsin!
    the dull colors on the kimonos are very nice, I have seen red belts but no black belts, will the troopers pass it soon?

    all the best.

    GillesW "more kung fu panda than bruce lee"

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  3. Nice submission, Tamsin! I really like the command stands and banners! Very tidy force! ;)

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  4. Great unit. I agree with Curt about the flags in 1 unit

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    1. @ Martin - you commented while I was replying to the rest! Cheers! I'm sure I'll have to work out some way of getting all the flags together in a game :)

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  5. @ Curt - thanks! Re. storage - my flat is reasonably large, so I do have space for a few more painted armies [or will have once my lounge repairs are done] :)
    Having all the banners together would look cool, but in game the battle groups would have to be in column to get that look :(

    @ Dave D - cheers! :)

    @ Juan - thanks! :)

    @ Gilles - merci, but they're paji rather than kimono ;)
    As for the belt colours, most of them just have plain cloth :)

    @ Fran - thanks big fella :)

    @ David B - cheers! A tidy force indeed when you combine them with the monks I painted last year and a bunch of levy troops and maybe some peasants :)

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  6. What a mass of great looking infantry! Love the flags.

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  7. Excellent submission! The flags are very well done too

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  8. Lovely work again Tamsin, that army must be getting rather large now

    Ian

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  9. If this army fights as well as it looks I am sure you will have many many victories.

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  10. Got you there Tamsin: you really must have an army of painting-gnomes hiding away under your desk! It really is amazing how fast you can create such great looking entries to the Challenge. I bow down to your magnificence ;-)

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  11. Nice addition to the army. The flags look great.

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  12. @ Greg - thanks! :)

    @ Peter - cheers! the toughest part with the flags was coming up with slogans and using Google Translate to get them into the Korean script :)

    @ Miles - thanks! :)

    @ Ian - cheers. It is getting rather big - onto my 4th box file now! :)

    @ Clint - thanks! They've done quite well in most of the battles they've fought so far :)

    @ Sander - shsh! Don't go telling everybody about my secret army of enslaved painting demons! ;)

    @ Sean - thanks! :)

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  13. These are great - I'd be tempted to play all the command stands in the same unit given how colourful they look lined up together!

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  14. Oh wow.... wonderful painting and amazing speed. Never mind enslaved painting demons - you must be using a bionic brush!! Really great work, Tamsin!

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  15. @ Jamie - cheers! It would look grand, but I rely on them to show where units start and end so they need to be separated :)

    @ Sidney - thanks! It helps that they're a relatively simple paint without too many details to worry about :)

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  16. I know so little about this period- nice painting!

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