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sowabud28 May 2020 6:20 a.m. PST

I started my project "Italy year 1000" some time ago. That was a time when wars in southern Italy were fought by the Normans, Lombards, Papal state, Byzantine, Arabs, and German emperors. I use single or double bases (in the cavalry) for 28mm figures to use them in various systems (Lion Rampant and SAGA). Both systems have one "disadvantage" – the game philosophy is based on smaller or larger bands and you can play local clashes. So you can invade your neighbor and taking over a herd of cows or a wife, or a castle, but that is all. To illustrate the historical battles of that time, Impetus is better suited. Impetus orders the figurines to be placed on large, collective stands, for a 28 mm scale with a front width of 12 cm. The depth of the base depends on the type of unit and ranges from 4 to 6-8 cm, sometimes more. So I had to make collective stands in the colors corresponding to the stands of the figures so that they do not differ much from each other. I made dozens of collective stands for really big battles, unfortunately, they were all closed in the club. At home, I only had a few and that's why I can show an effect that is more than OK for me. Moving such stands is no longer troublesome, and the whole army set up for Impetus will be much more impressive than loose bands for Lion Rampant or Saga. As an example, I showed several figurines of Normans and Arabs and Byzantine slingers. More to come in the next posts.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 7:47 a.m. PST

Very well done.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 9:14 a.m. PST

A nice looking collection.

FatherOfAllLogic29 May 2020 8:14 a.m. PST

This is a neat era and location to game because of the variety of factions.

sowabud31 May 2020 4:00 a.m. PST

Next unit – armored Arab cavalry. The figures come from the HAT 28019 El Cid Andalusian Heavy Cavalry set, but all have their heads replaced with those from the Gripping Beast plastic Arabs. Some also got a new weapon. HAT figurines are nice but too proportional and anatomical, so they do not match the metal or other plastic 28mm figurines that have non-anatomically too large heads. After head "transplantation", there is practically no difference. In the next units I will try to diversify the weapons even more.

sowabud08 Jun 2020 8:50 p.m. PST

Another painted figures of Arab and Norman cavalry for my project "Italy – the year 1000". Basing allows you to play both SAGA, Lion Rampant, and Impetus. Normans are plastics from Conquest Games, and Arabs are from HAT 28mm range with heads from Gripping Beast. link

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