Thursday, 11 January 2018

Analogue hobbies first post, funny mix

Originally posted on the  Analogue hobbies  painting challenge :
 Finally , a first post, some livestock to go with my wagon train and also to be objectives .
One group of pigs based on Tamworth pigs which are the nearest breed to the medieval british hogs . The other group of pigs are based on the medieval Italian breed cinta senese, the chicken colours are based on medieval illustrations. The sheep are predominantly all white in the illustrations. The cattle are like the long dark cattle refered to in Irish /Scottish cattle raids and the like. These are all from a pegasus hobbies 1/48 plastic farm animals kit.





Next up is the man of blood, also known as King Charles the first, largely responsible for the war's in all three kingdoms you'd have to agree with Cromwell about that unless you're an Anglican as they made him a saint, well I guess it was his church!  I've shown him as per the Van Dyke equestrian potrait in the national gallery and next to him is the royal standard , hopefully he won't drop it as happened at Nottingham at the start of the war. Charles is a foundry figure and the standard bearer is an Essex figure. 

And finally , cattle militant? A minotaur for my Curtgeld , he's an old Marauder games figure a subsidiary of GW back in the last century , he's got a  large lead spike under his left foot, he would have been based on those large square plastic bases GW used to make, alternatively I could base him on a round MDF comsheep base and finish as per my Italian wars, which do you fancy Curt? 


An odd mixed bag, I've been rotten since before Christmas so it's surprising I've got anything done! I'm hoping to finish a unit of horse and some more command stands soon. Points wise 15 for Charles and standard(also counting towards the renaissance duel ), 25 for Curtgeld  (I think)  30 for cattle, 10 for sheep 5 each for adult pigs , 10,  and maybe 15 for the piglets and 6 for the chickens?  Which makes 111 points which seems a lot so happy to have any adjustments otherwise I'll have to work fast to get off Nelson! 
All the  best Iain 

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, useful things to have, I now have enough basic troop types it's nice to add the other stuff!
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  2. Fun livestock! Always useful.

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    1. Thanks Stew, your right, always useful!
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    1. Thanks Michal, good enough anyway!
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  4. I always enjoy livestock on our tables...and you did a great job on it, superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil, yes it's the funny bits and bobs that help to improve the table.
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  5. DeanM has left a new comment on your post "Analogue hobbies first post, funny mix":

    A wonderful variety of cool figures, Iain!



    Posted by DeanM to caveadsum 1471 at 12 January 2018 at 16:47

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    1. Thanks Dean, blogger playing up!
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  6. Nice pile of painted sir! That olde Minotaur is a relic for sure - had one back int he 80's I believe, but as with a lot of silly choices, I sold it years ago. :/

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    1. Thanks Dai, yeah he's got a bit of age to him, haven't we all!
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