Friday, 11 March 2016

From BurkhardS - Anglo-Saxon Thegns with Spears (47 Points)

So this is it. The Challenge is drawing to an end and I am guessing, this will be my second to last entry (maybe even my last one... not sure how much progress I will make the next couple of days). Again some Anglo-Saxons for SAGA or to be more precise, one (SAGA) point of Thegns.


These are pretty straight forward. Just plastic Thegns with spears, virtually straight out of the box. The only thing I had to do was sculpt a little chainmail around the shoulders, where the separate arms meet the torsos.



The shields are transfers from LBMS and that is about all there is to say about them. Well not really, as there is an extra mini with a standard.


Now in SAGA you have the option to swap one Heathguard or Warrior in a unit for a standard. I could go on forever how clever I am and that I wanted a standard to keep all my options open, but truth be told... I simply lost count while cleaning up these minis and did nine spearmen instead of eight.


So I simply added a standard I had printed out for some Rohan cavalry for Lord of the Rings to his spear and that is it. 


Now with nine 28mm minis this entry is worth 45 points, which leaves me just 2 points shy of my revised target of 500. But since I will also have my Curtgeld  in this weekend's theme round, I can virtually claim the new target squashed.

Before I leave you, I would like to say thank you to Greg, who was the Minion on duty for Fridays. Although i only became active this last month, it has been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for all the work and effort you made and the time you sacrificed. I really appreciated that!
Great job Burkhard - lovely to see more fellows for SAGA. As always, your painting skill really shines through, and I have a healthy respect for any hobbyist who sees sculpting anything in terms of "the only thing I had to do was sculpt a little chainmail around the shoulders."  You green-stuff guys make me jealous with all of the things you can "just" do.  I have to say the shield transfers look impressive too, and I know how finickity that process can be, so on top of the great painting, some excellent all-around hobby skill on display here.

So I have good news Burkhard - that is 45 points base, but I score you an extra one for the banner, and an extra point for "the only thing you had to do" with the sculpting, to get you to 47 points for this submission, which should mean you have nailed your target! Future points are all gravy now - and I encourage you to chase them down.  

It has been a pleasure working on the Friday submissions Burkhard, thanks very much!

16 comments:

  1. Very nice stuff, it's great how you've tied the figures to each other through the use of colours and shield designs

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  2. Goood stuff. I like the fellow with the Banner.

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  3. Really nice, oh to be able to paint faces like these

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    1. To be honest... it is just a base coat, a wash, a pinpoint wash and some touching up.

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  4. Nice work Burkhard! That LOTR standard actually looks very nice on the Saxons! Wouldn't have realized it's not historical without you pointing it out!

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    1. Well with so many people comparing Tolkiens Rohan and the Anglo-Saxons in recent weeks, I thought I would get away with it! ;-)

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  5. Really nice Anglo-Saxons, Burkhard - those GB Plastics certainly deliver on detail. And the spectacular paint job really makes the most of it, well done!

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    1. Yes, they are really nice for plastics!

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  6. Very nice! I really dig em all! Good colors on em and the animation is really good. I particularly like the fellow thrusting the spear and peering over his sheild! ;)

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  7. Congratulations on meeting your target!

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  8. All to often we see dark Age figures using anything but spears. It really is great to see figures with spears. very nice paint jobs as well.

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    1. Well I have to admit, the next two hits will have swords and axes respectively, but in the end they will be split up to make two mixed units and I hope they will look good that way!

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  9. Great to see quality Dark Ages. Very nice. Cheers

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  10. Thank you all!
    I have been a bit out of the loop this weekend, so I am only able to reply right now.

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