Saturday, 2 March 2019

From EvanH - Sun Dome Templars - The Rank and File (45 points)

Yes, it's back to Glorantha again for the rest of the Sun Dome pike detachment (well, maybe not all the rest, but certainly the elite heavies at the centre of the line).

"Where's your linothorax, you 'orrible little man?"
Oh dear, it looks like an unfortunate recruit is being shown the error of his ways by his Hekatontarch; a proper Sun Dome Templar is equipped with a helmet, a cuirass, a shield, a pike (regulation size, soldiers for the use of), and greaves, whereas Private Outis here has clearly forgotten his body armour. Looks like they'll have to put him at the back of the phalanx again...

The Aventine Miniatures range of Tarentine figures has been perfect for the more technologically advanced Gloranthan military units.


The elite pikemen of the Cult of Yelmalio are now complete. There's a bunch of others still in Undercoat Limbo, but their less ornate kit means they'll probably be fielded as militia. Stout chaps, but not the sort you'd hire to take a strategic hill. They're more like Dad's Army.


These fellows, by comparison, are all kitted up to the nines, as befits a famous heavy infantry unit  (well, except for that one on the right - he'll be doing guard duty out at the Old Sun Dome ruins for the next two seasons, I know it!). The shields were painted freehand, mostly with the Truth Rune beloved of the Cult, but I varied things a bit with the Fire/Sun and Light Runes as well.

So here's the unit ranked up on the Warbases sabot base for "To the Strongest!" Thanks to Millsy for the idea; this way I can use them in skirmish or RPGs as well!


What's with the three vacant spots at the front though? That's for the command group from a couple of weeks ago, so here they are in their rightful place;


It was hard to find time to get these guys done now that I'm back at work, but these lovely sculpts really repay the effort. And it's the first actual unit I've competed in ages, which is nice.

Still got a lot left in the lead pile though - stay tuned!

Ev
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Fine work again Evan! As I contemplate another miserable winter day here is the Canadian Prairie, I must say the idea of this "Sun Dome" is very compelling.  As is this other notion you mention so briefly in your post - this so-called "summer"....

I won't need to resort to any Truth Runes to tell you this all looks very lovely and is a fun read.  And I continue to be impressed by how sharp all these mass units are looking even with sabot-type basing. Excellent work all around - that will be another 45 points for you. 

I, er, strongly suggest following up to ensure you get your points, as the Google Spreadsheet is working about as well as these things ever do...*cough*....

Greg

22 comments:

  1. Private Outis will be doing pushups and flutter kicks till the NCO is tired of counting...we can't make you smart, but we can you strong! ;)
    Grand work, Ev! I really like the blue with the bronze. They look really smart and the Sabo basing is real nice too.

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    1. I will defer to your judgement on all matters military, David, as my own first-hand experience is precisely zero!

      Yes, Private Outis is heading for a world of hurt; if he's lucky, he won't be stationed at some flyspeck in Damnationville with no supplies!

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  2. Fabulous work Evan :)

    As for Private Outis, I say put him in the front rank without his shield - that'll teach him to turn up with his linothorax in future. Assuming he survives...

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    1. He has to survive his bollocking from the Hekatontarch first...

      Thanks so much, Tamsin!

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  3. Great work Evan. Love the final unit.

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    1. Thanks Peter, I still have plenty more in the lead mountain!

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  4. Lovely looking Pikemen,great colour scheme!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, I'm very happy with how it turned out!

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    1. Thanks Fran, I only wish I could pick up the pace a bit more!

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  6. These are really nice. Well done. Maybe think of the no armour guy as having Weapon mastery gift but a poor roll of geas

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    1. Tell that to the NCO!
      ; )
      Thanks for the kind words!

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  7. Pikemen always look great! Well done Evan!

    Christopher

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  8. Lovely brushwork Ev! I like their high-shine bronze shields with the blue edging - very sharp that.

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    1. Thank you, Curt - in a clear sign of advancing lunacy, I have 24 more undercoated...

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  9. That’s a very shiny gold. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks, Barks! The Lord of Light likes his followers to bling it up a bit!

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