Well I've been busy. I always get busy after discovering a new set of rules from the guys at Too Fat Lardies.
This time I've been working on my Saxon Warband for TFL's Dux Britanniarum rules. The rules aim at simulating (or gaming) the situation as it stood in England after the departure of the Romans when the struggle for control of the island was between the Romano British ('Romanised' Brits) and the 'Raiders' / invaders from acros the sea, (in my case the Saxons).
To build my Warband I've used a mix of EUREKA MINIATURES and FOUNDRY MINIATURES. There is also a couple of BLACK TREE DESIGN (BTD) Miniatures included.
I used the EUREKA Minis to provide my 'BIG MEN' (Characters such as the 'Lord' and his two trusty subordinates / Nobles. The Beowulf Collection has some cracking good figs, and you an see they come in both 'Casual and attacking poses. Consequently I've painted doubles of my Lord, Nobles and Champion.
BELOW: A not so relaxed Saxon Lord (Eureka Miniatures 'Beowulf' Character). He means business!
I should add I painted them thus:
Start by undercoating in Matt black. Make sure the miniatures are completely covered, (this is important).
Dry Brush 'silver' on those minis in Chain-mail
Now block colours are applied, including ‘Dark Flesh Tone’ to skin areas, Reds, Greens, Off Whites, Greys and Tans and 'British Khaki' etc on clothing, and painted spears, swords and helmets etc.
I then applied a single 'Highlight'. For example a 'Lighter' shade of skin tone to the forehead, cheeks, back of hands etc. I also added some nice little 'trimmings to a few of the minis, such as the blue trim on this chaps shirt tails below.
Shields painted using method above and attached.
I wanted these guys to look like they had been campaingning / raiding for a while.
I'll get to work on the Romano Brits and the Saxon skirmishers (I need four) very soon.
The guys below are FOUNDRY miniatures
As usual, comments are welcomed.