Cañari

Started by Lord Speedy of Leighton, 14 January 2022, 07:54:02 PM

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Lord Speedy of Leighton

14 January 2022, 07:54:02 PM Last Edit: 14 January 2022, 08:10:30 PM by Lord Speedy of Leighton
Who?

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.
Great
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


Rear view


Protected troops (short a couple of bases which are on the block now)


Crowd shot


Green feathers and headband designates their unit


Going that way


Guard infantry


Heading off


Top view


Rear view, headbands in red to show who they are


Two units of slingers and bolas armed skirmishers


Feather crowns


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


Throwers!


Generals


Head honchos!


They went that-a-way!


My normal view


To the left


Baggage (mobile, with Llamas)


Inca raods off we go!


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sunjester

Excellent Will. A nice looking army (not sure how it will perform  :-\  :d ).

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Orcs

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Really liking those

Lord Speedy of Leighton

So I got painting, 7 days later.
Three extra skirmishers and two more units and a general completed.

The general.


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!


Charge!


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?


Catch!


Decent troops, maybe not, decent laugh, definitely!


Almost the whole army.


Legendary general?
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I taught I saw a pussycat.......
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FierceKitty

I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?

Lord Speedy of Leighton

Canari archers finally painted up to use next weekend


Twang!


Three units of skirmishers ready to go


Top down


Back view


Except I painted them in the wrong basing scheme originally, so had to redo them!
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sunjester

Nice!!! But will they win?  :d

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DecemDave

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!