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Started painting for this
« on: August 21, 2019, 04:35:33 PM »
Well it's taken a while but my paint brush has finally started work on some figures for Vikings - well really a Dark age period gaming in general. The first lot are not PP mini's - but I have some of those in the pile to do.They are based in the typical ancients style - so they will be good for DBA, Art de la Guerre etc. But they will work for many other sets like Vikings and Hail Ceasar..

At the moment I am thinking of using 2 physical bases - one behind the other, to be a single Vikings base. That would make them 40mm wide and either 30 or 40 mm deep - a bit bigger than the one stated in the rules but I think it will work. I want the effect of a decent sized forces and that basing should give me a decent number of figs on the table.

I have started with 30 standard 'heavy spear bases' - so 120 figs. I'm not the best painter but I try. Here are the lot of them so far:



I have various buildings, ships and other things to do as well... You can see more pictures and comments here: https://mellis1644.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/dark-ages-heavy-foot-spearman/

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 04:54:10 PM »
That looks good. A hostile looking bunch.

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 06:13:57 PM »
both shieldwally and threatening - excellent!

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 02:08:46 AM »
Got the Saxon Leader bases now done (not the general though) - these will be elite heavy foot in other games. :)



I'm kind of ignoring the standard/recommended basing for Vikings and going to use the 40mm wide as a standard with loads of figs. I hope it will look good at the end of the day. See here for more pictures: https://mellis1644.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/dark-age-elite-heavy-foot/

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 12:30:24 PM »
Well it is a battle game, not a skirmish.

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 08:03:05 PM »
Done some more of these. This should easily cover my armored troops and there are some berserker bases to boot. :)



The full post is here: https://mellis1644.wordpress.com/2019/08/31/dark-age-heavy-foot-swordsman/

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 08:46:38 AM »
Let us know how they fight in the first game. With identifiable leader bases they can often develop a "character". Of course I make sure that unit has plenty of armoured bases along with matching it with weaker opponent units.  Perpetuates the wonder.

I do enjoy the longships game a  lot, albeit that is of course very biased :)

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 01:06:54 AM »
I'm onto the 'medium foot' for this project now, which will be the Unarmoured troops in Longship's games. I have 34 DBA style bases (40 x 20 mm bases) done so far - don't worry there are more to come.


I may be going a little over the top for this but we'll see.  Not sure if I will use 1 or 2 bases for a single Longships base. Here is a picture of all apart from the 'berseker bases' which were in the front of the above shot.



I am happy how these have come out. I think there are a few PP figs in the mix but it's hard to say really as I have a load of different figs for this game...I have enjoyed painting them though even though I'm far from the best painter in the world.



More pictures on my bog https://mellis1644.wordpress.com/2019/11/02/dark-ages-medium-foot-swordsman/.

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 07:48:17 AM »
They look to be able to do the business to me.

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 09:09:34 AM »
Mellis,

Thanks for the offer of pictures on your bog. Whilst tempting, I'll stick with visiting your blog  :)

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Re: Started painting for this
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 02:58:50 PM »
 :-\ oh dear.