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SquadPainter19 Oct 2023 6:04 a.m. PST

Good morning! I recently finished up my first unit for future battles using the For King & Parliament ruleset.

I wanted them to look like Sturt's Naseby illustration, so I snipped the Warlord strips to square them up.

There are more pictures on my blog including a close-up of the command stand: squadpainter.blogspot.com

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2023 9:15 a.m. PST

Nicely done!

rustymusket19 Oct 2023 10:29 a.m. PST

Look good!

Mollinary19 Oct 2023 11:40 a.m. PST

The figures look great, beautifully painted, and the unit has a real ‘heft' to it! But something you rarely see, indeed in many armies the opposite is true, but the flags seem far too small. They should be about 6ft 6" square, so about a foot larger than the man carrying them. Are they the flags supplied by Warlord? If so, I' d seriously think about replacing them with something from Wargames Designs, perhaps their 15mm range rather than 10mm. Alternatively Maverick Models will size the flags to your own requirements, down to the millimetre! Great to hear you are going to use FK&P – if you have any questions/comments, I'll be glad to try and answer them.

Andrew

Midlander6519 Oct 2023 2:11 p.m. PST

Those look great. I really like the idea of taking advantage of smaller scales to really fill the base with figures. Impressed too with how the contrast paints have turned out – bright but not too bright.

Straw Plaiter20 Oct 2023 3:09 a.m. PST

Superb, well done. Agree with Mollinary on the flags – they would really lift the unit even more. Maverick Models flags are wonderful.

takeda33320 Oct 2023 3:16 a.m. PST

+1 for Maverick Models! Great guy and great service!

Bandolier20 Oct 2023 3:48 p.m. PST

They look great.

SquadPainter22 Oct 2023 3:26 p.m. PST

…But something you rarely see, indeed in many armies the opposite is true, but the flags seem far too small.

Ah! You caught me, Andrew. I actually just snipped and blu-taced the flags on there for the photo. My plan is to just slide the flags over the standard pole (or whatever it's called) depending on what the battle requires.

I used the Warlord ones because they were handy. I haven't decided what flags I'll use in the end… but I'll make sure that they are bigger! Thanks for the advice. :)

SquadPainter23 Oct 2023 6:01 a.m. PST

I really like the idea of taking advantage of smaller scales to really fill the base with figures.

Thanks Mollinary!

That was one of the reasons I was drawn to this scale: true 15mm. It was big enough to get some fun painted details in there, but small enough to get a nice group of figures on the base.

It took me a while to settle on a basing scheme. I knew from my FK&Parliament felt playmat that the maximum width could only be 150mm wide so I came up with 45mm square bases. Three across yields a 135mm frontage. So the next problem to solve was how to cram as many figures on there as I could. The deus ex machina of the super-tight Warlord infantry was the answer to my prayers!

I also like how the Warlord figures solve the problem of the command sticking out of the front of the stands… they nest them into the unit in a handsome fashion.

This was an early attempt with Steel Fist figures where I hadn't come to the answer of what to do with the command.
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Mollinary23 Oct 2023 7:46 a.m. PST

That was Midlander65, although I do agree with him!

SquadPainter23 Oct 2023 12:54 p.m. PST

That was Midlander65, although I do agree with him!

Oops. Sorry about that! Ha ha!

Impressed too with how the contrast paints have turned out – bright but not too bright.

Thanks Midlander65! Contrast Paints going over Tamiya Light Gray primer drybrushed white look very good. As I mentioned in a previous post, the colors are a bit brighter than the cloth in real life (as Keep Your Powder Dry researched), but I feel in that small scales need brighter colors.

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