Sunday, November 25, 2018

Victrix Greek Light Cavalry

Here are two units of 6 figures each for Elephants Rampant - a local version of Lion Rampant which I've yet to playtest, but shouldn't be took drastic of a change from the core rules. I like these rules because of the low number of figures needed - no more than 6 for cavalry units, and at most 12 for foot units. These particular cav units are broken down into one with earlier hoplon/aspis shields and the other one with later spindle-type shields. All shields have LBMS transfers.
Spare helmeted heads from the Samnite set are used for the some of figures in the earlier unit. They could both be Tarantine cavalry, and all are armed with javelins.
The horses were speed painted using spray paint for the basic colors and then given the Minwax stain treatment. The oval bases are from Litko and very nice for skirmish gaming, IMO.
Per the rules, these are classed as Yeomen with javelins - losing the bows and costing 1 less point per unit.
Another very nice plastic set from Victrix with a lot of head/helmet options and enough shields of each type for a 12-man unit. There is even a musician arm holding a trumpet/horn, which I chose not to use.
Again, the LBMS transfers were very easy to apply and gave no problems whatsoever.
I don't know when I'll get these guys on the gaming table, but they're ready to take on all comers. :)
Until then, I'll take a break from Ancients and start on some Napoleonics again. I just picked up a few sprues of Victrix British Flank Company figures which I hope to paint up as skirmishers. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes to you all!

42 comments:

  1. Well, those are excellent, Dean. You could have fooled me with the "speed painted" horses! The shading on the tunics and the shied transfers really make these figures look super!

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    1. Thanks, Peter. The LBMS transfers sure make a difference. Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Dean! Your Greek horsemen are gorgeous works of art. Your speed painting technique on the horses looks fab.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. You are too kind. I don't like spending too much time on horses, especially when ranked up as Napoleonics. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. What a fantastic work Dean! Demon of speed!

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Michal. You're too kind. My stuff can't compare with your masterpieces. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Terrific work again Deano.
    These look fantastic, you really churn out those figures.
    I found using the "To the Strongest" rules reduces the number of figures per unit as well.

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    1. Thank you very much! I have yet to try out To The Strongest, but all the reviews are good. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you much, Fran! Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. True eye candy!! Marvellous work Dean! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, RM! These Victrix figures are great figures and paint up well. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Scrivs! Between Victrix and Perrys, these plastics kits open up a lot of possibilities! Warm regards, Dean

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    2. I sometimes think I'll be happy to never clean, up, paint, or lug around metal figures again...

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    3. Lol! Yes, plastics storage and transport are great!

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  8. What a great looking cavalry, excellent job!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Phil! Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Nice work on these boys, I love the movement in the Victrix cavalry which are great for skirmish figures. Try not to be cross when the first javelin breaks though😢

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Matt. I actually find the javelins pretty durable. The plastic doesn't seem as brittle as the earlier type used for the Napoleonics when they first came out. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I really these Victrix Ancients. Quite robust and nicely sculpted. Kind regards, Dean

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  11. Great brushwork! Clear and colorful!!I wish I could be so productive my friend!! Keep on going!!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the compliment, George. Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Excellent riders. Figures from a Victrix are very good 8)

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    1. Thanks, and yes I was originally going to bet the Rep Roman or Spanish Cav sets. Both of those look very cool too; the Roman one had some Etruscan style helmets that are very nice. Kind regards, Dean

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  13. Great looking cavalry! Lovely painting and super fast!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Using spray paint and Minwax staining for the horses took care of a large part of this project. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, Mike! Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Seriously dude, you paint so bloody fast you have to start painting for me!!! That way I can actually play games instead of dreaming of doing so.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Kevin. I have to admit that I can get a bit obsessive with completing a project once I start it. Well, maybe not yard work or cleaning moss off of my roof. I've neglected the latter over the summer and now it's the rainy season again. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Kind regards, Dean

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  17. Nicely done Dean. I'm looking forward to the Victrix EIR Cav.

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    1. Thanks, PC! Yes, those along with the Rep Roman and Spanish Cav look great. And they are in plastic! :) Kind regards, Dean

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  18. Excellent work Dean. Your riders are truly amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much again, Bartek! Best regards, Dean

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