Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hastings 1066: Norman Army - Strelets

The New mounted bods  from the Strelets "Big box, "Hastings 1066: Norman Army"
14 bod poses and the all too familiar Nags. Not too much wrong with the nags, they have thier faults but seeing as they Feature in nearly all the Strelets Norman Range and a few other medieval /Dark Age cavalry sets, tis bout time some new nags twere sculpted methinks.

As with my previous efforts at Normans, I´ve stuck with the red/White shield Patterns..I know, not historically correct but I like it  and anyways,  I can use them in a Fantasy role alongside the Dwarves and elves in keeping those pesky orcs in check.

A couple of the nags got swopped for ones from other makes, the standard (originally a moulded flag) got removed and replaced with a paper one, one or two weapons got swopped, Lances and an axe or two
A couple of Close ups
Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William
William the Conqueror . I´m not sure why he´s brought his Teddy along to the fight

Massed Norman cavalry.
46 in total, mainly Strelets but with additions of 4  from HäT´s  El Cid Spanish Heavy Cavalry and 4 metal ones (I´ve forgotton which make)

12 comments:

  1. Dynamic and superb, Oto's my favourite...

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  2. A great looking charge!

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  3. A splendid force. I really like the personality figures, but currently I don't need any extra Normans.

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    1. Thanks Will. You can never have enough Normans..or come to that, any soldiers :-)

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  4. Superb Paul! The massed cavalry shots are wonderful.

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  5. Another triumph, Paul. Bill the Conk's teddy appears to have gone rigid with fright.

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  6. Great great great!
    I don't like the horses because I have trouble mounting the riders on them.

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      The saddles are usually a bit too tight. I sort this by slicing a bit from the saddles (inside the front and back supports) If the rider still doesn´t sit, his legs aren´t wide enough or the saddle is to wide (the horse is too fat) I slice away from inside the riders legs and the saddle.

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  7. hi
    sehen klasse aus
    bin zur zeit die gleichen am malen

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  8. Helo Paul, yes William removed his helmet after the cry had been sounded that he had been killed. (Teddy!) I love the Flag,the figures,and your write-up on how and why you decided to paint them.
    Nice work and presented well with photographs. BB

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