It has been a full summer so far. Between Annual Training, two family trips and a 204 mile bike ride, painting has fallen off. (Except the 185mm House Project I have been painting. That is taking longer than anticipated...)
To push my Impetus Norman and ersatz Spanish project forward, I went ahead and ordered a box each of Norman Knights and Foot Soldiers produces by Conquest Games. This is my first foray into the new generation of hard plastics, and I find the experience overall favorable. Assembly time is greater, and there is a lot of flash to clean, but they did turn out well. The Norman knights box allowed me to produce two stand for Impetus.
I tried to maintain a color palette to make the units easier to identify.
The foot soldiers are nice as well, but there is a distinct lack of Missile troops, which to me is the first thing I would like in plastic.
I rebased my Crossbowmen as well just to check the fit;
I am trying to create a simple basing style here, something that will work for Spain, Sardinia and the Holy Land.
I have enough figs now to complete another four infantry stands, and am planning to convert at least one set of plastics to Norman archers. More to follow...