Saturday, 12 September 2020

War of Three Kingdoms (ECW) 6 A pair of command stands

You need a  lot of command stands for pike and shot and you need a few for For King and Parliament.
Here are a couple of warlord games mounted commander's, Essex on the grey and Wallenstein, who I know is a thirty years war commander but I like the sculpt and he's close enough for me, plus in moments of megalomania I plan on expanding into the 30 year's war so he will be fine and it will be Essex who will be pretending to be Swedish or Spanish or French or some kind of German!
I rather like both these figures from warlord, it's the extremely dynamic ones I have trouble with ,their Fairfax and Gustavus Adolfus I  have real problems with as they just seem a bit silly!







A useful pair,next up ,pike and shot horse units or some trees,not sure which!
All the best Iain 

39 comments:

  1. Excellent work on your commanders Iain, the detail and colours on the horses highlight the commanders really well

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    1. Thanks Dave! Nice sculpts, makes them easier to paint!
      Best Iain

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  2. Very effective highlighting in the armour.

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  3. Nice work! With Wallenstein finished, time to begin your 30YW armies.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Well as far as I'm concerned it's mostly changing flags! I'm working on a couple of cuirassier units at the moment, not that common in the ECW but very necessary for the 30 years war!
      Best Iain

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  4. Well done, splendid painting and basing...

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  5. Lovely work Iain and, as Norm has noted, the armour looks especially good.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! Glad you like them!
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  6. A couple of very nice commanders Iain and I totally agree about overly "dynamic" figures....I think one Gustavus Adolphus figure has him charging to his death or something similar....I can't see the point in sculpting a gaming figure in such a specific pose....

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    1. Thanks Keith! Yes that's exactly the one I was talking about, kind of pointless!
      Best Iain

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    1. Thanks! Just base coat,wash and highlight but the sculpts are nice!
      Best Iain

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  8. Cool commanders Iain and great that you will be able to use them in a number of armies. Cheers Greg

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    1. Thanks Greg! Nice to get at least double usage out them !
      Best Iain

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  9. Lovely models with great painting and basing. Very impressive hedges in your last post.

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    1. Thanks Pat! Glad you like the hedges too!
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  10. Great sculpts and excellent paint job. Horse flesh and armour particularly well done Iain.

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    1. Thanks Lee! Not up to your horse flesh quality yet,but I'm working on it!
      Best Iain

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  11. Nice, they look totally in place, I find these two to be pretty interesting minis.

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  12. Very nicely done. May they serve you well. 😀

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    1. Thanks a lot Stew! I certainly hope so!
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  13. Good work Iain a nice figure. I hope one day to start my own ECW project but no space at the moment 😀

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    1. Thanks Matt! Surely there is room in the basement somewhere?!
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  14. great beautiful command bases, I like the color of the complexion is very natural

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  15. Nicely done Iain...
    As a rule I prefer my commanders to look dignified... leading a charge can be cool but careering to your own demise it just silly...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly! Dignity always dignity! Was that the cowardly lion's quote? Sounds like my generals!
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  16. Good choices for commanders and I approve thoroughly the use of 'anachronistic' figures! Lovie the horses colouring and the detail on the ocmmanders.

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  17. I love command stands - both making them, and seeing what other people come up with. People always put a little more effort into the painting and composition. These guys look great, and I applaud your 30yw ambition. There's not point in having projects if we can't scale them up beyond reason or measure ;)

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  18. Wonderful looking Pike & Shot commanders, Iain. I agree about some of the Warlord Games poses, but these are great. I am currently reading my newly acquired Pike & Shot rulebook. I know practically nothing about the period.

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  19. Splendid commanders, Iain! The sculpt is very nice, and the rider in a dark horse is my favorite.

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  20. Both look excellent, Iain, and very adaptable for ECW or TYW..
    "I'm working on a couple of cuirassier units at the moment, not that common in the ECW but very necessary for the 30 years war!"

    I'd say you're al;ready commmited to the TYW extension, and yiou're right, a change of flags is almost enougfh aside from a few specific types like Croats or Poles.

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