Saturday, January 4, 2014

From AndrewS: 20mm Nubian Skirmish Infantry (136 points)


Andrew FTW!

From Andrew:
My final entry this week. There is nothing in this world going to motivate me more than the sight of dang near 400 points of Crusaders from KevH and his impending snatching the 1000 points race title when it is within my grasp. It was like sticking a pin in a donkey’s arse and off I shot and worked at the brushes all night like a man possed to complete 4 units of Nubian Skirmish Archers. 

 
Each unit comprises eight figures for a total of 32 (20mm). These represent the skirmish elements for the 1st 2 divisions of the Nubian army I am building, The bases are larger as these troops can only fight in open order and rather than having to split bases and have gaps I used the wider bases. 
These are in two sections as when they form part of the later Egyptian army they are half the size in Hail Caesar. I also choose to use slightly deeper bases so as to give them more informality and added some rocks to these bases so as to be depicted in the rough terrain areas these types excel in. 

Now if I am lucky Kev will have fallen short and I will have just scrapped past the 1000 point mark with these or I will have failed and have another year of banter to survive. :)
A fantastic final effort to seize the ring Andrew! These figures are wonderful and as you described before, much of it is in their marvellous basework which does so much to tie them all together as units.

This swarm of Nubian skirmishers will give Andrew 136 points, enough for him to claim victory in his 1K duel with KevH. Well done! My congratulations to the both Andrew and Kev for providing us with an exciting race! Now Andrew, what will be your new benchmark since you smashed through your initial target in a little over two weeks?


16 comments:

  1. Well done big man, great effort and work!

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  2. We done these look great and i aggree the basing really does make all the difference they are awesome, congrats on your 1000 pt duel win

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  3. Congrats you git, lol.
    These do look great Andy, love what you have done with 5he skirmish basing

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  4. Well done on hitting 1,000 and doing it in style

    Ian

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  5. Congrats on the duel. Excellent work.

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  6. Congrats Andrew. I like the way you have differentiated these guys with the colours on the little breechclout / willywhacker thingies. Well done.

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  7. Congrats on winning the 1k race Andrew. Nice figures.

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  8. Congrats Andrew. This army will look great once finished - the basing in particular is excellent.

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  9. Lovely stuff once again mate and congrats on the mini victory. You certainly earned it.

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  10. Very nicely done Andrew and congrats on your side win!

    Christopher

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  11. Nice unit and many congrats for winning the 1K race !

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  12. You did it Andrew!

    I like that you didn't put too many figures on a single base as this allows the figures to really be seen and appreciated.

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  13. Great Work Andy and Gratz on the 1000 race

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  14. Thanks everyone, that was a hard race and was always going to be, bith of us squeezing adhoc sessions in but me being an insomniac really helped!!

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  15. You're painting quite well with a pin up your arse...
    seriously fantastic painting and a well deserved victory in your race to 1k points.

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