Monday, March 10, 2014

Thracians (Crusader Minis) Based

So here is the command group recently painted along with javelin men painted several years ago - based on Litko 40mm squares.
They should survive a lot better in Hail Caesar than they did in WAB. To be fair there were only 8 of them, and in most of the games they went up against larger sized units of Velites.
Some of the shields (pelta) have LBMS transfers.
This is one of the last units of Ancients and Medievals, as well as Napoleonics, that were mounted as singles. I may move on to some Russo-Japanese War figures currently on washers, as I intend to use them with Black Powder. Although, they could still be used multi-based in a modified version of Bolt Action too. Lots of gaming talk from someone who hasn't really played a game in a long time.

29 comments:

  1. Great job Dean , very well detailed .
    Cheers
    Vincent ;)

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  2. Nice work, you must have just about gone cross eyed doing all those patterns!

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  3. What a wonderful work on the clothes!!

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  4. These are really nice. Well done, Dean!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and visit, Michael.

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  6. Great stuff mate, I really dig your painting style. Always impressed.

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  7. The complexities in the pattern varieties produce outstanding results.

    Great work!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan - they're actually simpler than they may appear. I went with bolder (larger) lines with the more recent figures though.

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  8. Nicest unit of Thracians I have seen. You certainly didn't cop out on the patterns!

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  9. Beautiful brushwork Dean. The cloaks are amazing!

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  10. Thanks, Gents! Appreciate the compliments. Best, Dean

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  11. Those guys look very nice indeed Dean!

    Christopher

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  12. Stunning cloakwork, Dean! They're a great looking bunch.

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  13. Cool, I really like the command models. That is some amazing detailed painting.

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  14. Thanks for the visit and kind comments, Gentlemen! Dean

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  15. I've always loved Thracians but have always been afraid to paint them because of all the decorative clothing. These are proper Thracians with fine clothing. Nicely done, fine brushwork.

    If I could match this type of skill I'd have bunches of them in my army even if they didn't fight well.

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    1. AJ - thanks for your kind words; they're not as hard as you would think. They are mostly geometric patterns - no fancy swirls or animals. Also, if I wanted to have a larger amount of figs, I'd have plain, or mostly plain, clothed guys mixed in-between the more colorful ones. Regards, Dean

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  16. That's some impressive work, they look excellent!

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