Friday, 29 April 2011

Nice day for a... white wedding

My tickets to the Royal Wedding having been unaccountably lost in the post, I've decided, instead, to celebrate in my own very particular way, by posting (clickable) photos of my refurbished Hun detatchment.  Whilst I watch on HDTV.

The figures are a real mix; mainly Chiltern, but with Essex, Gripping Beast and a lonely Curtey's Mongol.  There is a single Roman in there, and when I expand this unit I'll include more "Roman deserters".  Many of them were bought painted on eBay and have been retouched, others, pained to match.

Below is Attila, Scourge of God.  Gripping Beast on a Foundry steed.

Here are the heavy cavalry, I'm planning to expand these to 18 figures in due course.
The horse archers (above) are based dynamically, firing as they cross the front of the enemy units.  I need a lot more of these, but have unfortunately misplaced my box unpainted Huns, somewhere in the Lead Mountain.

This last unit is unusual; they are fantasy figures, designed and cast by my Scottish friend John Smillie, and I believe this is the only unit of them in existance. 

I'm very pleased with the way the figures from disparate sources have come together.  There are not yet enough for an army, but just about enough for a wing.


MiniMike said...

Great looking wing! Like your basing a lot and the dynamic basing I haven't seen before. Cool. Cheers, Michael

adeptgamer said...

Very beautiful work. A formidable foe indeed!

James said...

I like how you did the horse archers, but how can you tell which directions are front and flank? :D

These would make a very nice wing of allied troops for your Late Imperial Romans

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps!

I'm finishing lots of stuff off at the moment, feels good.

Paul´s Bods said...

Wedding??? What wedding??
I like the look of those dynamically based parthians. Very nice.

BigRedBat said...

Ah Paul, these aren't Parthians. I know this because I have a load of Parthians to paint up, too! It's a horse-archer rich environment in the Bigredbatcave.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Heard something about a Prince getting married or somebody marrying one rather. Can't quite remember who.:-0
Lovely looking unit btw!


BigRedBat said...

Thanks Christopher. I'm currently watching the Will and Kate film that was shown on Channel 5, very funny!

CarloAntonio said...

Amazing paintwork!!! Love your basing as well

Bluewillow said...

sweet mate, great to see you using the Cantabrian circle on your bases also, the best thing about large bases!