Friday, 19 August 2022

15mm Medieval Spanish Knights and High Command

Nearly at the end of the project now, with the completion of twelve elements of Spanish knights:











As expected these took some time, especially in coming up with individual designs. Thankfully I ordered a few sheets of Little Big Men decals which I used on around half the figures. These were generic designs so took a bit of cutting and blending to make them work with the Khurasan figures:





















The sheets included a few lance pennons, and I ordered some Spanish flags from Pete's Flags to add a bit of variety. The latter are more aimed at later medieval and Renaissance figures but I think they work quite well here:





















The flags were however larger than I expected, designed as they are for standard bearers, so I reduced them by a third. I have emailed and asked him for permission to do this and will not be using any designs over and above what I actually purchased (there are a around two dozen on each sheet and I am only using a four or five of them). If he objects though I'll scrap them and replace them:











This is an example of the Little Big Men flags that came with the shield designs:











That's the knights completed then:











At the same time I completed three High Command elements to use as generals:











These are Khurasan's generic medieval high command, but I think they fit in quite nicely alongside the rest of the Spanish:































Next off the painting queue will be some artillery pieces which I am hoping to complete over the weekend.

14 comments:

  1. These are great work once again Lawrence. You are obviously a very ethical gamer, if I wanted smaller versions of something I had bought and paid for, I would just do it...it would only be a problem if I reduced 28mm to 15mm and then sold them to people, THAT would be a bit dodgy! But for my own use, no issue in my book!

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    1. Thanks Keith. I'm hoping he won't have a problem with it, but feel better for having asked at least. It was my fault as they are sold as banners and look great, but I really just wanted a few additional lance pennons.

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  2. Excellent results, Lawrence! The speed at which you start and finish a project is amazing. Your approach to compensating for oversized flags seems to fall under fair use to me. Very fair usage given that you are not using the originals and only using up to the number purchased.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. That was my thought as well. If I was using more copies than I had purchased then I would definitely say that was crossing a line and, as it is, I'll end up using only a very small proportion.

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  3. They look fabulous Lawrence. I have always had a soft spot for the Spanish medieval after creating a 25mm army from those Military Miniatures figures we made way back in the 1980s.

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    1. Thanks Mark. I don't think I ever got to see that army. Do you still have nay pictures? It would be great to see a retrospective on your blog if you do.

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  4. Wow. They look amazing Lawrence. Your results on this project almost tempt me into the period. A real feast for the eyes.

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    1. Thanks Richard. This is a period I was never really that interested in, but the more I get into it the more I am enjoying it.

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  5. Great job Lawrence; those look really cool and would be on hell of a cavalry charge.
    The medieval folks certainly went all in on banners and pendants so I’m glad your knights have plenty. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew. My only regret was that I didn't order a few more with the lances upright so I could attach a few more pennons and banners. Still, sometimes less is more.

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  6. Splendid looking cavalry and command and the banners look ace!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. I really wanted some appropriate banners to round things out.

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  7. How did I miss these fine fellows? Excellent work, Lawrence!

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