|Byzantine cavalry command figures - 28mm from Gripping Beast|
Hello again everyone. I have not been making much painting progress recently, but more painted figures is more painted figures, and here are two more painted figures that comprised my fifth submission to Curt's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. These are Byzantine cavalry officers - one carrying a standard, the other brandishing a short sword. They are 28mm metal castings from Gripping Beast's Thematic Byzantine figure range. The shields decals and the banner are from LBMS.
|Shield decals and banner from LBMS.|
These two figures could slot in with any unit, but I intend them to act as a command element for my Byzantine Kavallroi in my last AHPC submission. The addition of these two models brings that unit to a healthy size of 12 riders - nice and beefy for Warhammer Ancient Battles. And of course they can skirmish on their own for games like Lion Rampant.
|I quite like the pose of the fellow with the sword...some poor soul is about to "get it"...|
As ever, the LBMS stuff is infuriating to fiddle with and as ever, it is absolutely irreplaceable - these came out not too badly. The pattern on the shields is not a match to other riders in the Kavallroi unit, but then these two are "characters" and so I wanted them to be able to stand out on their own a bit.
|The Kavallroi unit on my shelf, ready to defend the glory of The Byzantine Empire and take on Dallas' Normans!|
One important tip when embarking on a project to paint Byzantines: never run out of spears, shields or LBMS transfers...and don't just assume that box over on your shelf, you know, the one "you are sure is full of that stuff", actually holds any of that stuff...
Anyway, while I wait for new supplies to arrive, my brushes will move on to some of the other projects which have been lurking around my painting desk. That's all for now. Go check out the AHPC when you have a moment - Mike, Dallas and Byron have been ripping it up over there - all while Frederick is completing his entire Lord of the Rings collection! Keep up the great painting guys, and stay sane!