Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My 28mm Painted Portuguese Conquistador Artillery.

My 28mm Portuguese artillery and crews from the Wargames Foundry Elizabethan range for their time in Japan around the 1550-1600 period. Have kept the artillery piece separate because pieces were sold to the Japanese (before they started making their own) and I then add a samurai/ashigaru crew.

In all fairness I believe the Portuguese called themselves Discoverers rather than conquistadors.





57 comments:

  1. Great looking mini's you painted up and I really like the guy taking a swig of beer.

    Christopher

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  2. They seem to be really confident in their training and equipment :)

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  3. Nice little set there. It's pretty easy to forget how much power and influence the Portuguese once had.

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  4. Discoverers eh?
    If you want to make your face look beautiful, you can find a lot of cosmetics to hide the faults...
    At least the Spaniards were crystal clear: we came here to conquer you!!! :-)
    By the way, some good work there mate!
    T.

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  5. Very cool! I've been tempted for awhile to do some Portuguese in this period. Have you seen the Colonial Portuguese by Eureka?

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  6. nuts, forgot to add a link to them...

    http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_781_787

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  7. Those Eureka Portuguese look good.

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  8. looks like a really cool miniature military elite

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  9. Its quite an ecclectic and cool collection of figures you have Fran!

    When we will see the inevitable battle featuring 'Discoverers' blown off course and landing in Feudal Japan?

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  10. Very nice looking unit - it will strike fear into any Aztec heart

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  11. they look really great assembled like that. Would love to see some close up shots of the detail!

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  12. i loike the big cannon thing !

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  13. Will be setting up a table this weekend but PSN network is back online though aswell.

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  14. Keep off the PS3, and get the Samurai game set up, you'll get enough photos for anothr 30 posts!! I know you've been off the PS3 for a month now , we've had to put up with you going cold turkey all the time at work!!!

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  15. I love the pieces of historical information that you always give us beside the brilliant figurines, Mr. Lurk! ;)

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  16. See now thats just good planing on your part....

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  17. Cool minins and nice choice of colours.

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  18. I love the officer standing there taking a swig.

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  19. I love how they all have beards! lol.

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  20. conquistador... i like that word.

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  21. Pretty cool. Although that one on the left looks like he is taking a crap though. lol

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  22. The painting looks great! I wish that these photos were more in focus though, I can't see the detail in these ones XD

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  23. Good stuff...I´ve strted to keep artillery pices seperate from the crews just lately, not many pices to move anyway and it allows more variety.
    Cheers
    paul

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  24. You never fail to impress! Like many other commenters, I especially like the guy with the tankard. He has a lot of character.

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  25. What happened to Portugal? They used to rule the world! Ok maybe not but they were certainly powerful. And the Dutch? What happened to them??

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  26. when i saw those figures... i suddenly got a need 2 play "Risk"

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  27. I'm liking the weapons and cannons :D

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  28. Now you need little South American Aztecs and Mayans figures so the Portuguese figures have someone to hang out with. :D

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  29. Great stuff. Your historical minis frequently challenge my long held bias that only fantasy miniatures are visually interesting enough for me.

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  30. Lovely period to paint! - nice job there!

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  31. Lovely looking figs Fran!

    Total contrast to the Samauri figs

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  32. great looking set of figures.
    Cheers
    Willie

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  33. Great figures, im digging the last one in red armor, Discoverers huh, much less aggressive than CONQUISTADORS

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  34. are they.. holding giant matches? lol

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  35. Glad to read your PS3 is back online, even if it's the inferior gaming system. Ha.

    In answer to your question the other day, yes, I did get a lot of good writing done. Two hours. Was a good amount of time. Wiggy nappy napped and I wrote. She makes a great writing buddy.

    Still no word from the pound. They told me they were taking applications until the end of this week.

    Sigh ...

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  36. You must one hell of a steady hand because I tried painting a small little orniment lastnight and I was shaking like a crack head trying to get a hit off his pipe! I SUCK!

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  38. both terms are used. but you're right, in deed this era in portuguese history is named 'Descobrimentos' (discoveries)(i know you know), so that's why 'discoverers' is used more often..
    and it's umbelievable that a people that was so avant-garde in the begining is now so behind time and poor :/

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  39. Guy with the beer is great!

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  40. Yay, the ninjas and nuns wont stand a chance^^

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  41. Wow.. Those collections are awesome!!

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  42. I've checked out a fair chunk of your models and you do some great work. I should be posting up pics of my minis (warhammer) soon if you get the chance check em out.

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  43. great job, I love the poses on those artillerymen, must put them on to buy list.

    cheers
    matt

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  44. "The term " conquerors " gained historical force at the time perpetrated overseas discoveries by the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula . In the period of the conquest of the American continent , the conquerors were mostly commoners , nobles, members of the gentry , for combat veterans and adventurers . The conquered lands they were nicknamed the New World , because there was an estrangement between European cultures and those of natives. To tame the territory , many battles between Indians and Europeans, with a negative balance for the first group were fought .

    The greed of the European and the bloody battles against the Indians were found in the book " A Brief Relation of the Destruction of the Indies " , Friar Bartolomé de Las Casas . The book recounted the actions taken by the Spaniards discovered lands and later was used by supporters of Leyenda Negra .

    The scope of this publication caused in Spain to ban the term " conquest " to refer to colonization in the Americas. From there begins to be employed only the word "discovery " . Among the main days of the conquistadors in America , stand out from the Pedro Alvarez Cabral , Christopher Columbus , Cabeza de Vaca and Balboa ." - in http://www.infoescola.com/historia/conquistadores/ Your work is extremely nice and inspiring! Congratulations.

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