Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Darius III King of Kings

 




Darius III and the Ishtar Gate




Today there's a guest post by Garry with his Battle Standard Miniatures, Darius III, King of Kings. The photo at the top shows him with some Casting Room Miniatures Guard Persian cavalry for comparison. We've got a Late Achaemenid Persian versus Indian Pacto MeG game lined up and no doubt Darius will be making an appearance. It will also be a chance to use my Kardakes that I painted up earlier in the year in their first game (see photo at the bottom of the post). 

The MeG Late Persian lists looks quite strong, lots of good cavalry and mercenary Greek hoplite infantry, I don't think the Indians will give them too much trouble.The Kardakes are rated as poor troops which seems a bit harsh, when Takabara peltasts and crescent shielded spearmen are rated average (there's a minus one modifier in combat for troops with a lower rating). They still have Long Spear, Shield Cover and Shove and can be in bases of three for Pacto which actually makes them quite resilient. Anyway it should be a fun game and interesting to see what happens.










12 comments:

  1. This chariot is really an impressive piece of machinery.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, it’s a nice bit of kit, JJ has a cracking one on his site.

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  2. Nice Chariot mate,

    Good to see canberra has opened up again and you can get some games in

    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt, yes 97% vaccinations here now, it should a fun game.

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  3. Chariot looks ace, but I'm really going to look forward to the Indo/Persian game. Going to look spectacular.

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    1. Thanks fmb, it should look good, not too sure if the Indians will put up much of a fight but I will do my best.

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  4. Awesome looking Darius and chariot! Love the palace gate backdrop too.

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    1. Thanks Dean, Garry did a nice job it. I think the Ishtar gate is just a paper print of a pdf that’s available on the internet.

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  5. Great looking Chariot and I like the Takabara peltasts too!

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    1. Thanks Michal, Garry has done a fine job on it.

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