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.
Dudes on camels 🙂
Turcomen, Turcopoles, whatever I feel like using them for.
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.
Winter is Coming
Stark Household Guard
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.
Karstark – Hornwood – Manderly
Lord Rickard Karstark, head still on shoulders!