Tuesday, 14 January 2020

From PaulSS - El Cid Almoravid command stand for Docherty's Dock (66 points)


Oooh camels, I'm sure I have some of unknown provenance in the bit's box, but what to do with them?

It's been an absolute age since I added anything new to my Almoravid horde - checks, blog, nearly 3 years - but a scouring of the lead mountain revealed not only ten camels, but some left over Gripping Beast minis, including a mounted drummer who could be bodged onto one of the camels, although is pose is a little awkward, having ridden a camel though I think sitting awkwardly on them is the default.


Of the two rather splendid commanders the one on the right is Abid al-Docherty, ex of the Black Guard and now serving as leader of this merry bunch, on the left is loyal bodyguard Jaysh al-Millsy.

The ensemble is completed with a spearman and standard bearer.


All are done in the white/blue/gold scheme that is the theme throughout my Berber horde. It's quite propitious as I think I needed to do a few more command stands anyways.


I think that this lot should be worth:
4 x 28mm foot - 20pts
1 x 28mm camel and rider - 10pts
1 x Standard - 1pt
1 x Docherty's Dock completion - 30pts
1 x tenuous insertion of Abid al-Docherty and Jaysh al-Millsy - 5pts

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By Paul

Lovely Command stand Paul, nice work! 
 Those colours and hand painted details really pop.

I'm tempted to make all sorts of comments about the realism of the Jaysh al-Millsy figure but its late and he has been doing amazing Community Service work of late - so 66 points it is!

31 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous command stand, Paul! I really like the pattern you did on Abid's cloak and the pose on the mounted drummer is actually quite cool. He looks like he's murmuring, 'You want us to advance where?! You're mad.'

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  2. Gorgeous command stand Paul! I’ve love those GB moors and have many in my collection. The colour choices really work.

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    1. Cheers Peter, I've done a few hundred of these now and they are lovely if a little dated.

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  3. Fantastic stuff Paul, inspirational. I never think of adding patterns like that to cloaks and the like...well done. And I agree with Curt, the pose for the drummer brings a sense of concern for the fate of his command...

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    1. Thanks Greg, a few dots or lines here and there go a long way ;)

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  4. This really pops, love the blue

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    1. Thanks Martin, I tried to make it a theme throughout the force, there are some pics of the whole lot here if you are interested: https://scrivsland.blogspot.com/2018/04/not-tidying-away-el-cid-collection.html

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  5. Wonderful addition to your force! May we expect some more eyecandy to be added to your Berbers?

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    1. Thanks.
      Maybe not Berbers, but I do have some Andalusians on deck that should (hopefully) appear in my next two or three posts.

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  6. Lovely looking figures here Paul. I love your super clean style on these, and the colour choices are top notch! Amazing work!

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  7. Super looking Berber command stand and I think the drummer is ace!
    Best Iain

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  8. Cracking work there. Love the colours

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  9. Great work that blue realy pops

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  10. "I'm tempted to make all sorts of comments about the realism of the Jaysh al-Millsy figure but its late and he has been doing amazing Community Service work of late"

    You're such a lightweight. What would Michael Caine say to that kind of wimpy excuse for not taking a perfect opportunity to stick the shoe in? Man up Docherty. I expected more of you :-P

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  11. Wonderful brushwork Paul. One of my favourite entries so far mate.

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  12. What a brilliant little vignette, it'll look great on the table I'm sure.

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    1. Thanks you, hope to get some El Cid gaming in after I get the Longstreet campaign wrapped up.

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  13. It's El Cid material what's not to like! Well done Paul!

    Christopher

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  14. Wonderful colours and I like the dot patterns.

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