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Old 05-21-2016, 12:27 AM
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I have always been slightly jealous of Mark BB's armies as they are invariably painted to a very high standard by Peter Callan. So on my bucket list was to commission an army painted by Peter. As I already possessed the Legio Herioca Kingdom of Heaven figures it was a no brainer as to what army I would have Peter paint for me. Included in my instructions was to emulate the palette found in the movie. I also had Peter paint up a tent for me that I could use as a camp. The army will make its debut next weekend in Canberra. So on with the images.



The Kingdom's army is assembled to relieve Kerak, presently under siege by Saladin. All shields and banners were hand painted by Peter and you must agree with me that he did a fantastic job.



Here is Baldwin IV ready to lead the field army. I've also included an element that I'll use as both a camp element and a baggage element for David Lawrence's competition "Collision Course". The litter is something I scratch-built some time ago in anticipation of having this army.



Here is another shot of the General's element from the reverse angle.

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For this photos essay I decided to display the figures not by element type, as I usually do, but by contingent. First up are the King of Jerusalem's household troops.





Another view of the Baldwin's troops.



The Hospitalers are ready to defend the realm.



The Templars cry "Deus Vult" and fearlessly charge the enemy.

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Great looking army (he said green with envy).

Watch your flanks next weekend.
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Balian of Ibelin's retinue.



Native troops: Turcopoles and Syrian archers. Note that the 3Cv element is appropriate for 2.0 whilst the 2LH element is specified for 3.0.



I thought that Baueda's large Byzantine tent would be an appropriately sized one for a Baldwin. The tree and tufts are by Barry Scarlet (Lewchips).



Baldwin's litter placed a a camp followers element. I know, not the appropriate size for a CF, but aesthetics won out.
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The final piece is a Fort/Castle. The castle was gifted to me by David Williams and all I did was a repaint and used Barry's tufts. The castle is made by Noch and its catalogue number is 58602. Although it appears to be a ruin I see it as a castle under construction. Here are 4 views of it.









Hopefully this army will do the business next weekend.

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Greg,

How big is the castle base?
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Great looking army (he said green with envy).

Watch your flanks next weekend.
Thanks Robert. I'll have to watch more than my flanks!

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Greg,

How big is the castle base?
It fits on a 15 x 15cm base.

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Lovely Greg
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Thanks Adrian.

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