Thursday, January 16, 2020

Breton Domnonée Dark Age cavalry

A unit of medium Breton cavalry for my Kingdom of Domnonée project, another project from the 2019 pile that was partially completed and required a few steps to complete them. I am almost at a end for this army one more cavalry unit, a command and thirty figures. This will give me quite a large army for the 5th through to the 8th century and by swapping out some infantry and cavalry will stretch until the 9th century.

The figures in this unit are footsore with one converted gripping beast celt to make up the unit. Quite happy with the plaid on these.



Salut
Matt

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    1. Cheers Ray, quite happy with the plaid on these chaps

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    1. Cheers thank you Norm, I am quite happy with my plaid result on these chaps

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  3. They're a cracking troop, wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of that charge.

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    1. Yes wild hairy buggers I think. The Bretons inherited the feigned flight from the Alan's and Sarmations invaders in the early 5th century, they successfully defended their border from the Franks, in several campaigns and battles depleting the enemy so much that they become ineffective. They famously used it to break the Saxons at Hastings were still using the tactic in the 13th century Plantagenet wars.

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  4. Fabulous and impressive brushwork! Excellent work on the plaid cloaks.

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    1. Thanks Dean, I have spent some time on these over the last two weeks, another unit is very close, they are all in cloaks though!

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    1. Cheers Mick, thankyou for your encouragement

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    1. Thanks Michal, the footsore figures are superb

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  7. You are turning out some fine work, Matt! You have settled into your new painting area well.

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    1. Yes, I like winter for painting, we do not have as many guests and normally do, but also do not do any major renovation works. Although I have had a good start on the “Salon de Guerre” about 1/4 completed the sanding and preparation.

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    1. Cheers Hendrid, thanks for the encouragement.

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  9. With all of your projects and your business I can't even imagine having the time to do such fine brushwork on minis. You are setting the bar pretty high.

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    1. I am trying to set the standard high so it inspires people to visit us at the business.

      This time of year I am able to paint everyday for 6 to 10 hours so I can achieve quite a bit, late spring through to Autumn is our customer high season. So painting slows then considerably.

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