Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Numidian Archers

Glenn's army will have lots of Numidians, five units of javelinmen, four of light horse, and this one of archers.



I like my Numidians to look very simple, just undecorated tunic in a natural color, plain leather, and very simple shield designs.






All figures are Renegade. More Numidians will follow soon.

These may not be the flashiest looking figures, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this is what most ancient armies looked like.

10 comments:

John said...

I was under the impression the Renegade Numidians were sculpted with overly large heads, but these look great! I quite like that warm honey colored tunic choice. Nicely done as usual!

John
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DeanM said...

Great looking bunch; really subtle colors, but effective. Dean

Glenn said...

Simple, elegant, and a perfect offset to the more colorful units with which they will share the battlefield.

Glenn said...

John,

The Renegade Numidians do have heads that look a little funky when they are unpainted, but painted up, they really work.
Funny how painting makes all the difference with many figures.

Glenn said...

Looking at them a bit longer, it strikes me that their skin tone is perfect.
These are great! Ccan't wait to see the rest.

Rodger said...

Nice work.

Mike Whitaker said...

@Glenn: indeed. was about to ask how the skin tone was done, as I have a pile of Numidian cavalry to paint!

Phil B said...

Great looking figures!

Scott MacPhee said...

The skin tone is quite a bit darker than my northern European types. I start with a base color that I mix myself from Dark Brown, Territorial Tan, and Medium Flesh. It comes out pretty close to Territorial Tan. I highlight the skin with Dark Flesh.

Vinnie said...

Nice painting..love the skin tone