Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Croats

The Astrovian arms build up continues with the introduction of some light troops.
I wanted to portray border troops from the Marlburian era... so didn't want to use SYW Grenzers, nor did I want to use the Croats I have for my TYW collection.
In the end, on the grounds that this is an imaginary army anyway, I plumped for some suitably ragged chaps from the Foundry Cossack range.

Here are Karavani's Croats which I've given a sort of themed/ semi-uniformed look:



Next, I'm working through some loose ends in a number of projects, and adding to this one too. So the workbench has Macedonian Successor peltasts, Napoleonics, TYW, and Astrovian artillery all on the verge of getting paint applied! I'm enjoying the variety, and the fact that I'm getting through some things that have been in the "pending tray" for some time. It's very cathartic!!



8 comments:

Phil said...

They look wonderful, painting, basing, and banner, excellent job!

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Lovely little unit

Prince Lupus said...

They look a dangerous bunch

stuart insch said...

Very nice and probably far closer in look than any uniformed lot.

Robbie Rodiss said...

Beautiful Phil, as is to be expected.

Phil said...

Thanks for your comments. I'm pretty happy with them. They'll do the job!
Prince Lupus, you're right... a dangerous, nasty bunch of brigands!
Phil

Anonymous said...

Phil, these are really great. I love all the different poses, but the chap with the tankard takes the prize! I don't expect you expect them to fight well apart from skulking, taking the odd high value prisoner & looting, but for this they look the very thing! Excellent! Cheers, Rohan.

Anonymous said...

What rules are you using for the ancients? Really like the light troops and am a little bit inspired to start a piedmont marlburian i have been promising myself.