Saracens !

I finally made a start  painting my (large) Crusader armies. In all fairness, I had the horses painted by my painters at MMPS when they still were working for me and that made all the difference. I really hate painting large numbers of horses so I always had this project on hold  as Crusader and Saracen armies contain large numbers of cavalry of course.  Can’t use this as an excuse anymore so here we go. 🙂

It’s a basic paint job with a Vallejo Soft Tone wash and Little Big Men decals and I KNOW, these Saracens are not historically correct but I can’t be bothered by that.  I want large numbers of them on my table and I want them fast so this is how it has to be.

Winter is Coming

I finally found my painting mojo back and have been very, very productive in the last 4 weeks or so. Not only did I paint a big chunk of my Crusades Saracen Cavalry (more in next post) but also a load of Northern infantry for my Game of Thrones armies.

No fancy painting, just basic colors with a wash of Vallejo Soft tone and Schildschmie decals (see bookmarks page).  I want these on the table in THIS lifetime so I have to stop spending hours painting ONE figure.  Mass production at a good enough tabletop standard is my new mantra! 🙂

For my Stark and Northern banner men I mainly used Gripping Beast Anglo-Saxons and Vikings but with Fireforge medieval shields instead of the round shields that these originally came with. I also have some Fireforge foot sergeants in the mix.

Karstark, Hornwood and Manderly  banner men contingents.  I am going to do units of 12 figures but   I ran out of decals so they  are all a few figures short. I’ll get them at full strength eventually.