The Norman crossbowmen are now painted and are awaiting basing.
Some more crossbowsmen painted.
A few sample Norman axemen in the background
This completes the unpainted crossbowmen I have. I will probably base them up like the armoured archers as one unit to keep the theme (3 to a base.) Another option is to base them seperately so they can either be used in the 'Saga' game or grouped on a movement tray for use as a larger unit in a typical wargame.
I've also managed to complete 2 packs (16 figs) of Norman swordsmen. These (along with the axemen) will be added to the foot units of spearmen to make them nore varied. Some of the shields have the LBM Studios transfers on them the rest are hand painted.
I'm enjoying painting the Normans. Although each figure is generally different (from a painting point of view) it allows me to use paints I've not used for a while/ ever and allows me to experiment with different colours and colour combinations. My aim is to make figures that are generally clad in mail look a little more colourful and interesting.
It's now on to 2 packs of axemen - they are all primed and ready to go (16 figs.)
Sample axemen completed
Some pics of the completed Saxons to balance the bias towards Normans at this point! More of the Saxons later.