It's been quite a while since I updated the blog, mainly due to my retirement from work and the number and frequency of holidays I've had to take with my good lady and the boys!
Any hoo major building work has commenced at Casa Robinson and it won't be finished till the new year so I'm hopeful of getting more posts on. On the gaming front I've not done a whole lot but picked up a very nice 28mm Norman Warband for Saga and a unit of Late Roman Cataphracts for my Dux Bellorum stuff, the 28mm Modern Afghan Brits are progressing as well.
To kick off with the Normans are very tidily painted but they were on winter snow bases which were nice but wouldn't go with my Vikings so they've been removed. I got sufficient forces to cover a warlord base, 3 units of mounted hearthguards and a unit of levy bowman.
I very very rarely paint mounted figures and I've knocked a couple of Perry Norman Knights up from their First Crusade range, I followed my normal super matt varnish procedure and I'm thinking the horses look quite dull and lifeless, the ones I bought have a bit of a sheen and I'm thinking I like that look better. There's 2 photos below and I'd be interested to know what you folks think looks the best?
First off is my super matt version