Sunday, May 31, 2020

Republican Roman Principes, Triarii and Command




























Another post from the archives today with a Republican Roman Principes and Triarii unit and a foot command stand of a consul and his lictors. The Principes and Triarii are Victrix Miniatures with Victrix shield transfers and the consul, legate and his lictors are all Agema Miniatures metal figures.




























Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Macedonian Prodromoi










Here are some Macedonian Prodromoi from the archives, these are all Crusader Miniatures figures.







Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gallic Cavalry


















Above are some Gallic cavalry that I've just finished painting. These are all Victrix Miniatures with Victrix shield transfers. These have been stuck on my painting desk for a long time so it is good to finish them off. The five photos below are more Gallic cavalry from the archives, these are Wargames Foundry, Companion Miniatures and A&A Miniatures with LBM shield transfers.
















These next two units in the three photos below were painted by the late Col Jones and are a mix of Gripping Beast and Warlord Games.










This last unit in the two photos below are Warlord Games figures that I painted. I'm hoping to play a refight of the Battle of Sabis 57 BC with the Mortem et Gloriam rules soon, so some of these figures at least, should see action in that game.







Sunday, May 17, 2020

Carthaginian Citizen Spearmen











Here are some Carthaginian Citizen spearmen from the archives. These are all Victrix figures and shield transfers, and are later spearmen with thureoi (oval shields). I have another unit of these to paint that already based and undercoated with transfers. They are pretty quick and easy to do with simple tunics, not as time consuming and fiddly as the Persians!







Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Median Guardsmen











Here is my first unit from the new Wargames Atlantic plastic Persian Infantry set. These are Guardsmen in Median dress, based on the illustration by Richard Scollins, in Duncan Head's book The Achaemenid Persian Army. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm planning on further Early Persian units of Immortals, Kissians, Iranians and Persians/Medes.









Friday, May 8, 2020

Sea Peoples' Chariots and Median Guardsmen WIP

















Here's another post from the archives, two Sea People chariots, by Cutting Edge Miniatures/Warlord Games. The first one is Pelset, the crew have crested helmets, and they eventually settled in modern Israel and became the Philistines. The other are Lukka (Lycians) with horned helmets.

I've also included a work in progress shot of some Median Guardsmen from the new Wargames Atlantic plastic Persian infantry set, at the end of the post. I initially ordered a single box of these but then ordered a further two as you're able to make a twenty four figure Immortal unit in campaign dress (they are only eight torsos with scale armour in a box). The best and most accurate early Persian range around is still the Xyston 15mm one, but this set gives a lot of variety with head options and is particularly good for early Persian sparabara and archers (you can even do Assyrians). I'm planning on further units of Immortals, Kissians, Iranians and Persians/Medes.













Legio XX Valeria Victrix

  Here are some Early Imperial Roman legionaries that I've just finished painting. These have been stuck on the painting desk for a very...