Saturday, 24 November 2018

Gallic Unarmoured Cavalry

The output for November has been a little slow, mainly due to the family heading off for a quick two-week break in New York, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. I did however manage to complete the last of the Gallic cavalry with forty-eight of the Xyston unarmoured figures, on sixteen bases of three figures each:


















Once again a selection of four figures in each pack, which I find helps maintain interest while allowing for some variety in basing:


















The shield designs are by Little Big Men Studios. These fitted most of the shields perfectly, although there were a few larger shields supplied with these figures which required some blending around the edges (although not seen here):


















That's the last of the Gallic cavalry, with sixty-nine figures or twenty-three bases in all, this addition represents all that are planned for the Gauls cavalry-wise, chariots aside:


















Back to New York for a moment, though. This was my first visit there and I was pleasantly surprised how welcoming everyone was, given how busy it is. We did the touristy stuff; took in a show at Broadway (The Lion King), ate at the New York diners, walked through Central Park in the snow and went to the Met, where I found this:


















A composite figure, but great to see up close having recently completed a 28mm Ottoman Turkish Army.

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous work on your Gallic cavalry, Lawrence!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it was nice to get the cavalry finally completed.

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  2. That's a great looking and impressive cavalry, well done!

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    1. Cheers Phil, I am hoping to get the army completed this side of Christmas, so was happy to have the cavalry completed.

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  3. 48 cavalry is darn good production for the month.
    IN live about 90 minutes derive outside of NYC (traffic permitting). Glad you got a pretty good reception in NY, a city not generally known for its hospitality!

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    1. I had a vague feeling you lived close to NYC and wish we had had more time where I might have been able to say hello, but it was a very quick trip. I would love to head back though and spend more time exploring your part of the world, as it definitely on my to-do list.
      I was genuinely pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the city. Perhaps it had something to do with it being thanksgiving week, but everyone we met could not have been nicer - apart from one incident with a street-seller who became a little upset when I refused to buy his hip-hop CD.

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  4. Cavalry masses are always impressive. These look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Mark. It ended up being quite a horde of cavalry with just under seventy figures in all including the armoured ones I completed earlier, so hopefully more than enough.

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  5. Lovely looking Gallic cavalry, super detail! Nice full size Turkish rider too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, the Xyston figures are very rewarding to paint.

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