Tuesday, March 11, 2014

IV/32 Romanian Frank

1204 AD - 1311 AD

This DBA 2.2 

Army consists of 12 elements: Miniatures by 15mm Essex


1 x (General) 3Kn,  4 x 3Kn, 1 x 3Cv, 1 x 3Cb, 1 x 4Sp, 4 x 2Ps


Historical Enemies: Seljuq Turks, Later Bulgar's, Nikaian, Epirot, Palaiologan and Morean Byzantines and the infamous Catalan Company.


This Army was fun, painting up the shields for the Knights and Infantry, painting the Caparisons (a cloth covering over a horse for minor protection and decoration)
 color schemes etc.

I used light shades of gray for the base flocking to show the painted miniatures pop out more and perhaps visual appealing on the table? :o) 


Historically the poor :o) Romanian Franks had a handful of tough fighting against the Nikaian Byzantines losing on most occasions. This DBA army would be ideal for any one who strongly believes he/she can change history and defeat the Nikaian Byzantines! :o)













18 comments:

  1. Another great post, love this beautiful army, especially the knights!

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    1. Thanks Phil, The Franks look pretty arrayed and are playable.

      cheers,
      Phil

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  2. Very impressive army again, Phil. Lovely brushwork throughout, but particularly the shields and barding. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, yeah I had fun painting up the shields.. as I always do!

      regards,
      Phil

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  3. Outstanding Phil, especially on those mounted little chaps!

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    1. Thanks Chris ;o)

      best regards,
      Phil

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  4. thanks
    great painting as usual
    i like your basing which give light to your painting

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    1. Thanks Marco, yeah I think the light color basing/flocking will make the figures "pop" out more on the table battlefield.

      all the best,
      Phil

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  5. An impressive army & nicely painted. Essex do some lovely 15mm figures.
    Cheers
    Dan

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    1. Thanks Dan for your kind comments. yeah I agree with you 15mm Essex minis are great (not all of them) to collect and paint.

      All the best,
      Phil

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  6. Lovely Franks Phil, I particularly like the knights.

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    1. Thanks Mike, I'm happy how the knights turned out as well after painting the little buggers :o)

      cheers,

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  7. More great work, Phil. Your barding and shieldwork are tops!

    I have no idea what army will come out of your hat next. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Monty, I appreciate your kind words.. um.. well I have the Cumans, Italian Condotta, Lithuanians or Islamic Persians to post next :o)

      cheers,

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    2. Good grief! That's a wonderful list. You're in some kind of zone. Enjoy it!

      When you finish this run, I'd love to hear what your favorite to paint was. And then maybe your favorite to take to the table and fight.

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    3. Hi Monty, I'm not to sure about what was my favorite army to paint, they all are! :o) I did have had fun painting up Attila's Hunnic Horde.

      As for favorite DBA army to play with on the table top, any army that consists of all different troop type elements available is ideal. one example would be DBA II/27 Pyrrhic, this army has 1xKn(Gen) 1x Cv 1xLh 4xPk 2xSp 1xAx 1xPs and 1xEl(elephant) even though this army have no Bd(Blades) Wb(wrabands) it is still a great mix of troop elements and manageable to use with any terrain type on the playing board... having said that ;o) my favorite army to use in my solo games would be the III/70bc Georgian's or II/15 Alexandrian Imperial.

      cheers,
      Phil

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  8. Nice looking, compact army with a good variety of troops!

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  9. Hi Peter thanks for dropping in and I appreciate your thoughts.

    The Romanian Frank's have a good mix of light-med troop elements, the knights are the main punching arm of the army and are depended of their hard hitting performance for any chance of victory :o)

    cheers,

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