Friday, 7 March 2014

Pictish Raiders


From the north they came ...

A month or so back, I realized I hadn't put up any pictures of the Pict raiding force I finished last year, so when I got the time I arranged some terrain and took some photos. Then things got in the way, as they have a tendency to do, and it took me a good while to sort out the pictures – but this week I finally took the time to finish the last few of them.

The whole warband ready to raid (click for larger image).


The force consists of the following models: one Lord with a champion and standard-bearer (the last one is for decoration only and have no effect in the Dux Britanniarum rules), one minor Noble, one group of four bow-armed skirmishers (should be crossbows according to the rules apparently, but there you go), one group of four skirmishers armed with javelins, one group of four skirmish cavalry and four groups of six raiders each.

Here is the Lord Gartnait son of Girom with his champion Caltram son of Uoret to his right. Behind him stands the trusty standard-bearer Lutrin and to the left stands proud Erip son of Domelch, a minor Noble.


Skirmishing cavalry, armed with javelins.


Skirmishers with bows.


Skirmishers with javelins.


First group of raiders.


Second group of raiders.


Third group of raiders.


Fourth group of raiders.


The miniatures are an eclectic mix of Black Tree Design, Gripping Beast, Old Glory and West Wind. Shield transfers and banner from Little Big Men Studios.

With the long (looong!) awaited Raiders supplement for the excellent Dux Britanniarum from Too Fat Lardies finally being about to be released – "in the beginning of April" is that I'm hearing – I'm getting very excited to at last be able to field this force.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend everyone!

26 comments:

  1. Stunning work Jonas !!!

    Realy looking forwar to game some with your exellent painted minis!

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael!

      I'm looking forward to it too!

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  2. Very nicely arranged pictures! It's always impressive to see the complete force on display. Especially when they are painted with this level of detail. Great finish on the basing as well. Can't wait to see you pour your talent into some Italian War Swiss and Gendarmes ;0)

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    1. Thank you Søren! When I'm finished with the terrain project I will start on my French army for the Italian Wars. Looking forward to all those bright colours and outrageous slashings.

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  3. Very nice indeed. And we are on schedule for a release at Salute!

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    1. Cheers Richard! That's excellent news as I'll be at Salute and can buy a copy straight from you.

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  4. Excellent paint job, love those Picts!

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  5. Superb work, love your Picts! I especially like your skin tones.

    We've been chomping at the bit for the supplement here as well.

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    1. Thanks Monty! The wait will soon be over it seems. The sneak peeks of the new maps posted by Rich last week looked absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Fantastic work here Jonas! Excellent use of colours and wonderful basing!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, I'm glad you like them!

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  7. Great work, Jonas - I'm something of a fan of things Caledonian, and these are pure eye candy for someone like me.

    Well done!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Ev!

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  8. That's one great looking warband!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, much appreciated!

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  9. A very nice group you've got there! Great attention to detail.

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  10. I am jealous, jealous, jealous, jealous...

    Have to speed my painting!

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    1. Cheers Emilio! You've got a whole month before the book is here – plenty of time to get your raiders ready! :)

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    1. Cheers Steve, much appreciated!

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