Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Irish Nobles (unit #1)

Impetus Unit Type: FL
Base Size: 8cm x 4cm
Special: Javelins, Mounts
Manufacturer: Feudal Castings and Corvus Belli
The Irish Noble unit is essentially an elite Bonnacht unit and this one in particular houses my commander-in-chief. The Poor Command Structure of the Irish army makes mobile generals essential. I imagine that the general (sword raised) is surrounded by his most trustworthy men and, as well, has brought his rather disappointing son to the the battle with the hopes that some of his passion for table might be redirected towards war and conquest.

The boy is a Corvus Belli Celt model while all of the rest are from Feudal Castings. The two spear-toting models are actually from the Pictish range but I think they have a tough bodyguard look to them. Both shields were supplied with Corvus Belli Irish Kerns and the wolf design on the beige shield is a GW Space Wolf transfer that has been applied and highlighted to get rid of the flat look.

One more thing. It may seem odd to include horses in a unit of light foot. Some Impetus units, however, have the option of taking a Mounts upgrade for 1 point. This represents the fact that the Nobles would have often ridden to battle and dismounted when the fight was about to begin. In game terms then, this unit behave like cavalry for the first turn of the game and as infantry thereafter.


jmezz382 said...

Great looking stuff .... 15mm ?

JET (aka Jason) said...

Thanks. Yeah, this is a 15mm project, which means I'll actually finish it within a reasonable amount of time.

jmezz382 said...

Even more impressive ....

I would love my 15mm WWII looking that good. What size brushes you using ?

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nice work!I'll be doing some Impetus myself in the future although I'll probably go 28mm.


Inkub said...

Very nice painting. And this boy actually sits on my painting table now too.
It's a pity noone in my vincinity plays Impetus. It seems as a nice game and can use DBA bases I think too.

Endakil said...

Superb work.
I also like the texture of the base; those rocks and "heather" look really irish :)

JET (aka Jason) said...

I have this liner brush that's probably four years old (don't ask). I've used it to do most of the highlighting and detail work on my 15mm armies.

I look forward to it. What army?

There are two options for DBA bases. Four can be formed into a rectangle and be used as an Impetus base OR one could simply play each DBA element as an Impetus unit.

That's pure chance, I assure you. I based these guys with my standard "15mm mixed temperate ground" recipe.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

It will probably Samurai or Samurai related and maybe some Aztecs.