Wednesday, 3 January 2018
From AdamC Footsore Irish Axemen (20 Points)
So my production is way down this year as expected but thanks to some great great cooperation from my daughter I was able to get in a good amount of brush time over the weekend. Not enough to finish a points bomb but at least enough to get something ready for today.
I decided that rather than trying to finish all my Irish I would concentrate on what Footsore calls its "Irish Fianna with Axes" because I only had 4 of them (just under 10% or so of the planned Irish horde).
I think the term Finna is anachronistic but the idea is that these are the more experience (and better equipped) class of Irish warriors. Dane Axes (as they are called in Saga) are fearsome weapons but they come at a price.
That price is lower armor and the Irish don't have much armor to begin with. Further more the current battle board for the Irish doesn't really boost their effectiveness. That Said these will make great Norse-Gaels warriors who do get a lot of Boosts when using Dane Axes (Ask JohnM 😀)
I'm using a great color pallet that first appeared on the Model Dads website that can now be found at 1000 foot general as my inspiration. I'm using one color to tie the army together that's dark grey. Almost all the figures have an element in this color.
My logic is this while there were no uniforms men in any given war band are probably from the same general area. A town, cluster of villages etc. as such most of the common every day items are probably form the same source.
Of course higher class warriors will have a little bit to make it their own as with the purple edging on this fellow.
This fellow isn't in grey because I felt need a few guy who don't quite match but you will note his clothing are a similar color to one of the other guys cloaks and he also uses green edging material as seen on one of the other men. I'm using the Warlord "heather tufts" on all this army's bases to further tie them together. I tried to give each figure a bit of a individual quality form the shaggy ginger who clearly has a good bit of Norse blood at the top to the two helmeted professionals in their prime to the ageing warrior with streaks of gray in his long hair. I believe I have avoided all of the minions forbidden words so this should net me 20 points for 4 28mm figures.
Yes you did well not to mention any of those words, it would have been such a shame to get my first points in the Challenge due to you being naughty Adam!
Love the subdued colour palette, lots of painters give Dark Age figures far too much colour, myself included when they should be lots of greys and browns.
So well done you.
And as you have already suggested the points total is 20 points!