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Atheling

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First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit fully tarted up and ready for action, sort of.....



Pics galore of the units from various angles and all of the single bases as well as the usual questionable historical waffle on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/05/first-stradiotstradioti-unit.html


This unit is in the service of Venice and bears the Standard of St Mark. The tails of the banner have been cut off as, at least to my eyes, it would have looked way to big for a lightly armed cavalry unit. The Standard of St Mark is from Pete at Pete's Flags. Pete produces the most beautiful banners available from the mid Fifteenth Century Condottiero, The Italian Wars, the Tudor Wars of Henry VIII and the Wars of the Roses. They are all mini works of art and if you are at all interested in this period of warfare I highly recommend you pop over to the link above and check his work out.

I have plans for 36 Stradioti in six units of three bases, each base with two miniatures. The bases are simoly the same size as the pike bases but turned through 90 degrees to leave enough wiggle room to stagger the models.  Every second unit will be given a banner. The next one will be bearing the arms of Piedro Diodo which were very kindly supplied to my by one of his descendants in Northern Italy (I have stupidly forgotten your name; I'm really sorry- I had to delete some emails to avoid googlemail charging me for space so if you're reading this please contact me and I will happily add in your name). The third banner will be another Standard of St Mark with the tail removed again.






PUNCH

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 10:48:52 PM »
Amazing as always!

Congratulations!


Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 07:31:07 AM »
Amazing as always!

Congratulations!

Thanks you for the kind words Punch :)

Lanceflint

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 01:26:46 PM »
Lovely `depth` to the painting technique and oh so tidy!
Lance.

Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 01:43:00 PM »
Lovely `depth` to the painting technique and oh so tidy!
Lance.

Cheers Lance, it's just a basecoat, a wash then a highlight, nothing special comparatively speaking really. I usually do four or five layers which is obviously more time consuming. :)

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 05:27:53 PM »
Its also the sheer precision that is so impressive.
Lance.

Nathan

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 07:26:35 AM »
Very nice unit, especially if that is your idea of cutting corners and speed painting! My stradiots are just a re-base of figures I painted in the 80s and I'm feeling very envious now.

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! First Stradiot/Stradioti Unit. 23/05/21
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 10:33:37 AM »
Very nice unit, especially if that is your idea of cutting corners and speed painting! My stradiots are just a re-base of figures I painted in the 80s and I'm feeling very envious now.

Speed Painted:

Slaving away  ;D