Saturday, September 11, 2021

Nikephorian Byzantine Klibanophoroi

 







Here's a unit of Nikephorian Klibanophoroi that I've just finished painting. These are all Crusader Miniatures figures with LBM banner and shield transfers. Most of the horses have red ox hide armour as per the Angus McBride illustration in Ian Heath's Osprey book Byzantine Armies 886-1118. I've also been beavering away assembling boxes of the brilliant new Fireforge Games plastic Byzantine cavalry sets, see the work in progress shots below.



Fireforge Koursores


Fireforge Horse Archers


Fireforge Cataphracts


12 comments:

  1. Nice….coloring up the metallic horse armor whole heartedly agree with. Makes the unit stand out even more.

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    1. Thanks Oregon painter, I didn’t want them all with the same armour, a bit of variety is nice.

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    2. Some variety draws a lot of interest. Great work, Mike!

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    3. Thanks Jonathan, looking forward to painting the Fireforge figures.

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  2. Such a beautiful and heavy cvalry, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Fireforge cataphracts are really nice but I already had these so will use the Fireforge ones as Agulani, cataphracts for my Seljuks.

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    1. Thanks Michal, hopefully I’ll finish some more cavalry soon.

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  4. They look fantastic! Looking forward to see the others painted up.

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    1. Thanks Ray, the Fireforge figures should be fun to paint.

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  5. Love the look of these heavily armored Ancient cavalry.

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