Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 30 April 2015

My First 20mm Hail Caesar War Band

I have been part of Kev's Cabin Crew for some time now and was even given a compliment by Loki the other day, well that or he had a hairball ;-)

Early on I got the idea that these three guys would be easy to get on with as long as you contribute. Time, interest, maybe even rules and defiantly figures. Nothing gets more approval than your prepared to commit to supplying some of the figures for games.In the past they had a player who would turn up but tended to not deliver on the rest so I was keen to prove myself, hence the 20mm Russian WWII stuff. 

However when Kev struggled to get enough Celt's together for a three way bash I knew I could help out and picked up the figures but have had to stall as the hex system has meant a need to look at unit size. Good job I waited as it has been changed  so that eighteen figures makes up a unit on a reduced frontage. 

It's important to me to try and match the style that Kev has used on his Celt figures. The Cabin like the figures to be bright, I tend to be more dull, something I am trying to move away from and this may include trying more Coat d'arms paints as Kev gets a far richer range, especially red. Their 15mm are especially gorgeous and rich, certainly making me think more about my work.

I will take this unit over tonight and see how it matches to Kev's and change what is required on the next units to better suit. I have enough figures for five more units and a cavalry unit and a few skirmish bases so hope to get these done. 

They should be based on a 90x60 base but unfortunately Warbases did not take them to the show being one of the less sought after sizes so I used a 60x60 and 60x30 so it won't slow down movement. Let's hope they fight better than Kev's manage ;-)

8 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun new project for you.As we all know I like those bright colour and these look great. Hope you have fun with the guys!

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    1. Thanks Anne, I even got to use them last night, not that I used them much though.

      They match up OK with Kev's so will be working more of them into the schedule

      Ian

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    1. Thanks, nice to have painted something bigger for a change, will be back to 6mm next week.

      Ian

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  3. There is bright and then there is Day glo!!!!! I am gonna need shades when these rock up to the party :D

    Nicely done buddy.

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  4. I have yet to get the dayglow paint out LOL

    Not quite so bright in reality, seem to match Kev's so happy enough./

    Right now I am attaching 196 pokes to bloody pins!!!

    Ian

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