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Entry number 2 this year is from my second theme of the challenge, my 28mm Crusades Project.
Here we have 12 figures ready to join Saladins ranks. They are from the Gripping Beast plastic box set called 28mm Arab Heavy Cavalry ! So 12 x 10 is a nice 120 points to add to the 80 I bagged for the Italians which keeps me nicely on track for my target. I have used the Spear arms from the box for these to give a uniform weapon, except for the unit leader who has a sword and the musician who has a trumpet type thingy taken from Infantry set by the same company.
We have bounced around a few rule sets for the Crusades but Deus Vult seem to be the front runner at the moment. Painting wise the horses are done in my usual oil wipe method with Acrylics on the riders. I got another couple of boxes of these at Xmas so they can go in the back of the queue.
On the paint table at the moment is my entry to the Recon round along with the next 8 figures of my Papal Pike Block. With some of the Italian Wars units being pretty big I plan to do a small 6 figure Cavalry Unit each week (having the points tally moving works to motivate me rather than going for the bomb) and when that's in the bag I will work on bits of the larger units.
Welcome to 2019, Regards Ken
Wonderful entry Ken, these are quite beautiful. I like the variety of poses and shades on the horses and riders which makes every one look subtly unique. I can almost feel the ground shaking as they charge... I wouldn't want to have to face these fella's in battle! The hand painted shields also add some nice detail and are worthy of a couple of bonus points in my book, bringing the total for these up to 122 points.