Wednesday, 3 February 2016

From MartinC - Ancients and I need a new target (260 Points)

Productive week this week - spurred on by AlexS' epic points bomb last week.
First up a couple of Republican Roman units. These are a mix of Crusader and Aventine figures, Crusader are good but Aventine are brilliant. I'm really quite chuffed with these
First the Principes in mail with a fairly simple hand painted shield




Secondly a unit of Hastai with pectoral armour and much fancier hand painted shields. I think the green tunics have come out really well




Next up a fairly weird looking Carthaginian general from Magister Militum. Not sure if is a good or bad figure. Looks like a model of a statue. Let's settle for interesting



Finally also from Magister a unit of Parthian camel cataphracts. These are massive, forgot to do a comparison shot but they are 70mm from base to top of helmet. I've always had a hankering for a fantasy desert army and I already have the infantry and of course the flying carpets.




The couple of the cloaks don't hang right from the back and I tried to fix but it didn't look right.
So that is 32 foot with 30 hand painted shields and 7 cavalry (260 points?). 
I have about 120 figs left to paint to complete my plan so lets say 2700 as a new target

Martin powers on with another wonderful points drop.i love the mix of bright colours - and well done the hand painting of the shields.  2700 - oh i think near 3k for you.. seeing you have an excuse to go shopping? Maybe catch you at York - the man laden with figures..


32 comments:

  1. I am just loving all the ancients stuff showing up in the Challenge this year. These are very much to my taste Martin, well done. The camel-phracts are amazing but my kudos for the Romans with the hand painted shields. I'm not sure to make of the Carthaginian general figure either, but he'll likely look good on the table (where it counts).

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    1. Cheers. I've got the Romans sorted but am being tortured by some gaul heavy cavalry that just won't look good.

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  2. Very nice Martin :)

    As for your new target, I've got the claim on Ray and Millsy so you'll have to find someone else. Oh, new points target...well, you're on 2142 at the halfway point - I'm sure you can easily power on to 4000 points at the finish line ;)

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    1. Ta, can't believe we are only half way. I've also been shopping and bought a lot of figs. So you never know

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  3. Great looking stuff Martin. Those Romansloog awsome. I wouldn't be supriesed if the Carthaginian General is modled on a statue.

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    1. Cheers. Sure the head is from a statue

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  4. Wow - Cataphracts! So cool! Great job.

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  5. I like what I see. Some excellent Romans.

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  6. Barded camels? How cool is that! Those Hastai are brilliant as well. Great job on these Martin.

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    1. I know, v. Cool. Downside are they are rubbish vs caltrops, the joy of soft feet

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    1. Ta. I really like them, some of my best work

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  8. Great looking models, all. I really like the camel cataphracts. I agree that they would be great for a fantasy desert army.

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    1. Thanks. Need more archers and cavalry

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  9. Great looking models, all. I really like the camel cataphracts. I agree that they would be great for a fantasy desert army.

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  10. Wonderful stuff Martin! Crusader and Aventine make lovely stuff for this period...

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  11. Love the Romans, top brush work Martin!

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  12. Camel cataphracti? Now I've seen everything! Great job on all these. I'm reminded of "Rome:Total War" again....

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    1. Rome Total War was where I first saw these, wanted some ever since

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  13. Nice crisp shields, and I like the shrubbery on the bases!

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    1. Cheers, I really like painting the Romans

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  15. The vibrant colours are brilliant, this is why I think a Republican force is so much more fun to paint compared to an Imperial Roman army.

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  16. Great looking entries, a treat for us Ancient lads

    Ian

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  17. Very nice work Martin! Your painting speed really is pretty darn impressive!

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