Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Greeks on parade: my 15mm Syracusan army

Before writing the batreps from my first tournament in years, it's time to show the minis I painted for the occasion. As  I had told you before, I had a week to paint half of my army. And I had finished it the night before the first game. To make this possible, I played a Syracusan army, for many reasons: I had the minis painted or not, it's not a very popular army, though with a lot of potential, and I wanted to test the artillery in the game.

Avant d'ecrire les comptes-rendus, voici les figs que j'ai peintes en un temps record pour le tournoi de Montivilliers. Il s'agissait pour moi de jouer une armee Syracuse, et ce pour plusieurs raisons: j'avais les figs, peintes ou non, ce n'est pas une armee tres populaire, meme si elle a du potentiel, et je voulais tester l'artillerie.
J'ai utilise essentiellement des encres et lavis pour aller le plus vite possible, et parfois cela se voit. Tout d'abord les tirailleurs, dont la peau a ete traitee au smoke de Vallejo. Je ne suis pas convaincu: quand ca marche, le rendu est tres bon, sinon, c'est tres moyen, j'ai fini par passer au Devland Mud ou son equivalent chez Army painter.

I used a lot of inks and washes to paint as fast as possible, and sometimes, it shows. First, the skirmishers:








I tried Vallejo's smoke as a wash for the skin. Not bad, but very fidly to apply, and the result doesn't satisfy me. So I switched to Devland mud ( or the Army painter equivalent), and it worked better.

Puis les jeveliniers, la phalange de citoyens, l'artillerie et de la cavalerie. Les transferts sont de chez LBMS. Plus jamais je ne les utiliserai! 

Next, the javelinmen, the citizen phalanx and one base of cavalry.


Shields decals from LBMS. Never again!





And to finish the army review, the heavy artilley:


29 comments:

  1. What was the problem with te shield transfers, they look good on the pics.

    These look nice, looking forward to the AAR's

    Ian

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    1. The decals are too small! I have to repaint the shields afterwards...

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  2. Ian beat me to the question.

    FMB

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    1. LBMS decals are too small for my taste

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  3. Super boulot, très belles unités...et boucliers d'enfer...d'où la même question que mes prédécesseurs...

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  4. The figures you painted still look Great even after all of your washes etc. and the basing are excellent.. I don't like and avoid using shield transfers, I prefer to paint shields on my figures to enhance my painting skills.

    Great job and looking Army!

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  5. I dont see any problem in the paint job at all. I think they look quite good. Good job on the bases. Overall a good piece of work!

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  6. These look tremendous Seb, really smart.

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  7. bon boulot pour du rapide , c'est vrai que les LBMS sont galère à poser
    bon j'attends les CR

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  8. Salut Seb,


    c'est vraiment chouette, beau résultat pour le temps passé dessus.
    essaye le bain du bouffon c'est mystique en terme de gain de temps.
    sinon pour les boucliers LBMS, c'est juste un coup à prendre, après tu gagnes un temps de folie et pour un résultat pas dégueu, ( tiens l'idée d'un tuto ????? peut être!!!!) moi j'en suis devenu fan !

    Amicalement.

    Gilles " à la recherche du temps perdu"

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    1. faudra m'expliquer les ingredients de ce bain ;)

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  9. Great painting! Your hoplites are my favorites, followed by the stone throwers.

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  10. They all look great - including the transfers.

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  11. Fantastic diorama like results for your bases! Look forward to seeing more.

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  12. Your washes are very good as the finished result looks very effective. Devlon mud gives a nice finish, I have not tried the army painter yet though.

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    1. The army painter dropper bottle Strong tone is devalnd mud ;)

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  13. Can you give me some suggestion through by your post.Thanks.


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