Thursday, 31 March 2022

15 mm Arab Javelin Men LMI (Forged in Battle)

Progress on my new Dark Age army continues.  These Loose Medium Infantry (LMI in Art de la Guerre speak) javelin armed infantry complement the light infantry I finished earlier this month.

My first ever Dark Age army is now progressing nicely.  I've painted three of the super sized Forged in Battle packs and I have twenty two bases of painted troops.

Unfortunately, these only provide three of the twenty three units of my planned army.  This is because I've chosen to paint packs rather than just the bases I need for the army.  

I decided to do it this way to ensure that each troop type has coherent colour schemes, because they are painted at the same time, and because I could develop the colour palette with each new troop type adding variety if required.

This approach is slower at first but it means that, once the first army is complete, I will have far less to do to vary the list, add options or assemble other variants.  That's the plan anyway.

Figure review
I've already commented on these figures and have nothing else to add except for the following about basing.

These figures are the first to have three Forged in Battle figures on each base: all the others  had just two.  I didn't encounter any problems although it was sometimes difficult to get the figures to face forwards.

However the experience of basing them did cause me to wonder what it would be like getting four figures on a 40 mm wide base.  I think it's going to be interesting, and a bit fiddly, when it comes to basing heavy infantry.

Pack Composition
See previous post for details of the awkward pack composition.

Basing Scheme
See previous post for details.

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2 comments :

Codsticker said...

Great painting and basing. Love the colours you have used.

Vexillia said...

Thank you. This is one of the first armies where I have set out to use a restricted colour palette from the off.

The challenge will be to develop the palette for the heavier troops. I am assuming they would be richer and wear more colourful clothes. So I want to add colour without completely breaking the restricted palette.

Having said that it'll be a while before I get to them.