Skip to main content

Cañari by Lurkio/Little Corporal

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...

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!

Especially as I'm using them next weekend!
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!


Top down

 

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!


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?

 

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?

Average, normal, everyday troopers. There will be a LOT of these!


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!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The random miniatures in my lead pile thread

Hi all, As the months go on, I am finding more random stuff that does not fit into any catagory is creeping it's way up to the surface of my lead mountain. I decided last year rather than just throw it back like one of Nobby's escaped socks, I would actually paint some of them.   Random... A WW2 fox in 28mm A sci-fi fox in 28mm and a mage in 28mm Not the best jobs I'e ever done (the lighting was bad today as I had all the curtains drawn to keep the heat out) but they are out the lead mountain!   Next up, an item that fell off the SE face of the lead pile, a 28mm Viking via Hobby Box, basically a palate cleanser between 10mm batches.   Okay, who is up for something REALLY random! Crimson Skies autogyro Apparently they are awful in the game Pink and green dazzle camo was... NOT MY FAULT! Blame Hammy! Even has room for a passenger/gunner? Vought Raven on approach It just needs a billionare playboy/superhero

28mm Commission - 54mm Hinton Hunt based up.

 A lovely chap cannot paint any more, so he has asked me to paint items to help finish his collection. More of Tom's 54mm (not 42 as previously advertised) based up. As ever, I claim no credit for these, except the bases. Bonus points awarded for correct identification of all units (points will be awarded to all those who send their entries on a stamped addressed enelope...). The figures are fairly randoly picked by me at first, so if you see some that should not go together (like the Russian foot and French officer later), tough! Told you... Lancers with a friend Hussars Back of them, note the chords (made of fine wire) on the bugle. Different officers Tom's detailing on these is so impressive The drummers weigh a fair amount as those drums are solid metal! The halbard is cool Good mix here Strong characters Officers These figures are just lovely I did strenghten the sword after The whip is so fine Thos chap ended up on his own, hope he was not lonely.

AVBCW - my Gang in progress

"How was the shoot, sir?" "Poor, I only bagged three Albertines, two BUFs and I winged the rector of St. Agnes's" "Known fascist sympathiser, a pity sir." "Who was the military chap treading of the dear Aunt's nasturtiums?" "That sir, would be Leutenant-Colonel Niles Fergason-Massey, known downstairs as Lt-Col NFM." "Worth recruiting to the cause?" "Retired without any active service sir, not for the lack of trying. Commissioned 12th November 1918, first posting saw his ship sink on the way to Murmansk, but did spend six months gutting herring on the Faroes to pay for transport home. Then was arrested in Bulgaria for carrying the wrong papers while trying to get to the Crimea, even passing our troops had left, so never saw Russia. Then was due to join a unit of the Indian Army in the Hindu Kush, but caught beri-beri at Chatam Docks waiting for transportation. The unit deserted en masse rather than fight the local