Antediluvian Miniatures Show Of New Islemen & Kerns From Paul Hick

October 2, 2020 by avernos

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Antediluvian Miniatures have been showing off three new packs of medieval miniatures from the ineffable Paul Hicks. These Islemen and Kerns add into their existing range for thirteenth century Scots and Irish perfect for the Wars of the Bruce and one pack, in particular, may be hauntingly familiar to you.

Kerns with bow // Antediluvian Miniatures

The first two packs are the light infantry common throughout Scotland and Ireland, the pack above is a more heavily armoured with quilted gambesons and mail armour to protect them as they form the line to rain down arrows on the enemy. They have Paul's distinct style to the sculpts with beautiful work on the faces giving them a lot of character. Also it may just be me, but is the archer on the far left shorter? If so it's a nice touch that not everyone is the same height across the board. The pack below of javelin wielders are much more lightly armed, looking like the Elizabethan art of them with the short tunics and small doublet over the top, armour would be a hindrance in their battlefield role often acting as support like squires for gallowglass.

Kerns with Bow // Paul Hicks

Islemen Warriors // Antediluvian Miniatures

The third set is Islemen warriors and some of you may recognise them and for those that don't go and google Lewis Chessmen. A four-man pack of fighters for your battlefield from medium to heavily armoured they've got a great look to them and I'm a little surprised that nobody has used the Lewis set for inspiration before now and the berserker biting down on the rim of his shield is a terrific looking fellow.

Again the sculpts from Paul Hicks are superb a blend of subtle detailing and defined faces make his sculpts recognisable and a joy to paint. If I did have an issue that axeman's arm seems too far back to be physically possible, but that may be there to account for moulding, I know the pressure can push things in, so I'll hold back on further judgement until I have the metals in my hand.

Which Kingdom will you side with in the war of three?

" the sculpts from Paul Hicks are superb a blend of subtle detailing and defined faces make his sculpts recognisable and a joy to paint."

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