Well, you know I won the MeG competition at Warfare (I might have have mentioned it). My prize was a boxed army of Lurkio Cañari warriors. About 95 quids worth (enough for 60 bases of spears, 18 bases of skirmishers and 3 generals). Not too shabby! Quick email to Little Corporal and a few reinforcements are under the brush no too!
Cañari are a tribe from Ecador. They were opposed to the Inca expansion, and ultimately lost, but were considered the best fighter in the area. They were crushed by the Inca during the aftermath of the Incan Civil War and their population scattered across the Incan Empire. The modern Cañari province takes their name and a population still exists, even if their language is dieing.
Except they are mostly unarmoured and have spears! Dirt cheap and nasty. This is going to be hilarious...
Especially as I'm using them next weekend!
Average, normal, everyday troopers
Two units of six bases and an eight an base unit
Off they trot
Protected troops (short a couple of bases which are on the block now)
Green feathers and headband designates their unit
Going that way
Rear view, headbands in red to show who they are
Two units of slingers and bolas armed skirmishers
Ready to unleash
First of three Atlatl spear throwers
Lumps and bumps to break up the ground, they can fight in jungle or mountains...
Quite like these
They went that-a-way!
My normal view
To the left
Baggage (mobile, with Llamas)
Inca raods off we go!
Excellent Will. A nice looking army (not sure how it will perform :-\ :d ).
Good stuff kid
Where are the little yellow birds in cages? :)
Really liking those
So I got painting, 7 days later.
Three extra skirmishers and two more units and a general completed.
They went that-a-way
Look, I told you, it's over there!
Ready to boss around.
Two extra stands to get green units to full strength.
I mean, does this army needs MORE spears?
Decent figures, averagely painted!
Next unit of whites.
Fleet of foot long spear, but unprotected? It's an interesting mix...
Off they go!
One even has looted Inca kit!
Two extra protected stands to get blue unit up to strength as an 8 stand unit.
Looking good guys!
Elite super unit, The Pink Guard
Ready to defend the camp and honour of the army.
Oh, all right, they're poor and unprotected and the whole unit costs less than a single base of Samurai cavalry!!
Back to the skirmishers, only 6 units now out of the (new) potential of 9. Third unit of slingers. These have proved themselves invaluable so far, see how they do at the weekend?
Have proved themselves invaluable so far, see how they do at the weekend against 'serious' players?
Top down view
And two more sets of atlatl spear throwers (acting as archers at the moment to to a slight list oops we spotted)
Will get some 'proper' archers to replaces/suppliment them soon.
I think I'm going to have silly fun with this lot!
I mean, a volley of pointy stick = awesome?
Decent troops, maybe not, decent laugh, definitely!
Almost the whole army.
I taught I saw a pussycat.......
Canari archers finally painted up to use next weekend
Three units of skirmishers ready to go
Except I painted them in the wrong basing scheme originally, so had to redo them!
Nice!!! But will they win? :d
Thanks for bringing us back to admiring little soldiers instead of arguing about the intolerable infiltration of our media by commie liberal fascists. :D
And in so many scales!