Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Norman Foot - Crossbows and Swordsmen

Norman Crossbowmen

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.

Norman Swordsmen

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.

Norman Axemen

It's now on to 2 packs of axemen - they are all primed and ready to go (16 figs.)

Axemen primed

Sample axemen completed


Some pics of the completed Saxons to balance the bias towards Normans at this point! More of the Saxons later.

1 comment:

  1. You painting of these figures is a great advert for Crusader miniatures. Your terrain looks superb as well.