Wednesday, 29 June 2022

15mm Medieval Spanish Crossbowmen

 Next in line for this army are some crossbowmen, with sixteen elements in closeorder and six skirmish elements comprising 76 figures in total:











The figures are Khurasan but smaller and more slightly built than some others in their range, and to my eye the corssbow looks a little oversized. They probably look better en masse:











When I was painting them I couldn't get the image of the Monty Python French soldiers out of my head due to the similarity of the helmets:





















I preferred painting the skirmish figures some of whom are in lighter clothing:































That's the crossbowmen completed then:











I hope to have completed the basing for twelve elements of cavalry before the weekend is over, which will mean I am starting to make an impact on this army. I am looking forward to doing some Spanish knights as part of the project but will probably save them until last as I am expecting they will involve the most work.

12 comments:

  1. Great work Lawrence - that's a stack of figures completed in a couple of weeks - I like your definition of the description "some"!

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    1. Thanks Keith. There should hopefully be enough Spanish crossbowmen there to allow for most variations in the Spanish army list.

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  2. Lawrence, the number of figures you tackle in one group is amazing. I don’t even have room for 76 figures on my painting desk. Great work as always.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. My limit is really around forty in the one batch, and I did these in two groups of 36, albeit back to back. I like to get all troops of the same type done in one or two batches like that if I can as otherwise I struggle to remember how I did them.

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  3. Smashing quality (and quantity) of work. I'm always impressed by what you show Lawrence.

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    1. Thanks Richard, very kind of you. I wasn't particularly engaged with these figures though, apart from a couple of the lightly-armed crossbowmen, but was quite pleased with the end result.

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  4. A very impressive, and handsome, collection of crossbowmen...Superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil. They do look like they will hold their own and will hopefully be getting their first game within the next couple of months.

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  5. Nicely done Lawrence they look great on mass đź‘Ť

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    1. Thanks Matt. As a bunch they do look quite effective and form an integral part of the DBMM Spanish Army list.

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  6. That sure is a LOT of crossbowmen, and they look just fine, Lawrence!

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    1. Thanks Peter. As I mention, a little to slender for my liking, but quite satisfactory when grouped together.

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