Saturday, 19 January 2019

From Paul O'G: Irish Slingers (60 points)

Back to work this week so hobby productivity has taken a bit of a dive.  However, I did get to finish a long standing project with this unit of slingers for my Irish SAGA warband, which was most satisfying.
My new Irish slingers defend their village (terrain not part of this submission)
Great figures by Footsore miniatures with nice variations to make every figure different, though I found the plain jerkins with an appropriate lack of adornment hard to paint effectively.  I have based as per the rest of the force I put together earlier this year.  This is them as a whole with their new missile unit, because everyone loves Army pics!  In SAGA terms this is 2 units of Hearth Guard, a unit of spear armed Warriors, a Warhound pack, a Sling armed missile levy, and a Warlord with both foot or mounted options, with accompanying Curaidh champions
Yes Dux, the shields are indeed all hand painted...
This submission totals 12 x 28mm figs for 60 points.

You're stuck with PeterD pinching hitting as Minion again Paul, but your Irish slingers are looking might fine to me.  I not hands-on  familiar with Footsore but there's a lot of movement in these poses, which is nice for a skirmisher group.  I particularly like the lad with the flaming red hair in the front rank.  Your war band looks great in full array - and I love seeing hand painted shields.

Tally man that's 60 points for Paul.

20 comments:

  1. Nice work Paul! Great looking warband.

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  2. You have reached the perfect balance between muted real life colours and vibrant contrast colours, very nice!

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  3. Very nice additions to a superb looking force!

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  4. Great looking dark age unit! Colourful yet realistic, difficult to achieve, well for me anyway!
    Best Iain

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  5. Very nice, I have some Footsore slingers in my own Arthurians

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  6. Wonderful! Great work Paul. Terrific work on the shields and I love the hounds.

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  7. Always nice to get a long planned project off the shaleves and into the tabletop and these look jolly nice.

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  8. I like these and reminds me I have to get my Saga out again to play against my sons

    Ian

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  9. Excellent addition to the warband. cheers

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  10. Footsore really do make some lovely miniatures, and you've done them justice, handpainted shields and all!

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  11. They're a very dynamic mob all together!

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  12. Sometimes plain is a good thing. They look great and contrast nicely with the rest of the warband.

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  13. Great looking warband!!
    Cheers Jez

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