Some Peachy Qin Heavy Infantry


I decided to focus on knocking out the heavy infantry from my Kickstarter pack next.  First up is this unit of Dagger-Ax (halberd) armed infantry.  You get the option of equipping a model with either these or spears, but as the Dagger-ax is the unique characteristic for this army I am opting to do two units like this and one with spear and shield.

The paint scheme is basically a gloss black armor, with a "German grey" tunic.  I have seen Qin armies done in blue, but opted for black because of Jet Li's "Hero"  They just looked more intimidating in black with red trim.  I plan on using more colors for the light infantry and missile troops, but I am going to maintain the blue and red trim colors across the army to unify them.

The standard is from the sheet provided as part of the campaign.  It is printed on heavier stock paper, but I painted over the color to hide the cutting edges from the paper.

These guys definitely highlight my need to come up with an Impetus style basing system.  They are very upright and top heavy which makes them difficult to transport together.  I would love to go with larger infantry blocks, and this is an army that demands to be done in 6mm.  Unfortunately, no one seems to do a good 6mm casting on them.  I guess that is actually fortunate for me, or I would already be starting these in a smaller scale.

On a semi-related note, micro world games has teased some "6mm Fantasy Renaissance/ Italian Wars" that look inspired by GW's former Empire line.  Those might be tempting.  I like the look of my big 28s, but the idea of truly massed pikes in the smaller scale.... well I suppose "quantity has a quality all its own..."

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  1. My knowledge of eastern military history being very limited, I immediately thought oF the terra cotta soldiers and thought, I think they were QIn, weren't they? A quick google confirmed that, along with the fascinating array of colors the originals were evidently painted.

    Nice work!

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    1. Yes, Watchful I Studios based all of their castings on the terracotta soldiers. It was part of the allure of this protect. It is one of those ancients periods I think deserves more attention.

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  2. Stunning. Im doing Qin Dynasty in 15mm.

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    1. Awesome, I would be interested to see them.

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  3. Very cool minis, outstanding atrwork!

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  4. This project is coming along very impressively.

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    1. Thanks Dean, I have been thinking about branching out ever since I saw your Koreans.

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  5. Black and red motif give a sense of impending doom to their foe. I look forward to following your project and learning about the period.

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  6. You could baccus 6mm samurai range for Qin dynasty. With a minimum amount of filing and a paint job they could be Qin dynasty warriors.
    It is what I did for my 6mm Ming Chinese.
    My blog has photos of them and I recently rebased them with 60mm frontages!

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