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Monday, 20 February 2017

Hebrew Skirmishers

Small addition to Hebrew army around the time of David and Saul. Couple of Foundry Amorite/Cannanites with very nice Castaway Arts Sculpts from their dedicated 28mm range. Castaway Arts do some of the best spears.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Eureka Trojan War Comparison

Here is a Comparison image of upcoming Eureka Miniatures 28mm Trojan Wars. Middle figure is Foundry. 2nd from left if a leader from upcoming Stone Age Denisovan (chief). Fantastic sculpts begging to be panted up. Lovely match for Foundry and Redoubt etc.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

David and Goliath

Here we have the exciting dual between the boy David and mighty Goliath. David is a conversion from Dark Fable Egyptian children model and Goliath is Castaway Arts. Thought this might be good to start a Chariot Rampant battle. Like a leader combat challenge.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Assyrian Heavy Spearmen

2 units of the wonderful Foundry Assryians. Painted most of these a while back. Not as well painted as some I have seen, but need to progress on and happy with overall unit look. The bases are from Big Red Bat to go with To The Strongest Rules. I like the look of spearmen centred on base like this. This is the 3rd time they been rebased over the years and the last!!!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Uratian Army WIP

Thought I would show some of the work in progress for Urartian army. Here are converted Mede provincial troops for Relic Numidians and a couple of Foundry Babylonians. Relic are quite slim so I bulked up hair to give more Foundry proportions and this was further helped by sheepskin/fur cape. These are based on various early Mede images form Assyrian reliefs which show both long tunic and boots as well as short tunic without boots and some fringes also. The Guard unit is made from Foundry Assyrians with more pointed helmets(green stuff) based on Urartian helmet examples. Shields are from Irregular/Eureka to give different look. These may also serve as foot Babylonian guard.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Elamite Chariot

Here the Elamite Army for To The Strongest rules, slowly takes shape with addition of 1st Elamite chariot/kallapani cart. this is one of my early Army Painter jobs that was just needing base finished. This is from the 28mm Eureka range with 2 added donkeys. I perhaps should have modelled the yoke to fit over extra donkeys...too late now. This chariot is packed with bowmen. The reliefs show a driver with 3 crew but I do like the packed archers look. The debate is... did they fire from mobile carts or hop off to deliver massive bow fire. Of course both tactics are possible. I will have 3x units of 2 chariots and one unit will be the Foundry Assyrian carts (which can be heavy armed archers). The nobles (mentioned in text) will be Assyrian style heavy chariots as would be likely.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Elamite Army

Keen to see foot print my Elamite army for To The Strongest would take up. This is 131 points with 15cm grid and Impetus unit size in mind. The table is 5 foot 5 inches long and 3 foot. Gives good indication how 6 by 4 foot would be. Seem tight and not much space for terrain. Units are forced into reserve by table width but may be good for tactics etc. With 6 Kallapani Carts and 2 nobles chariots it is going to look good IMHO when finished.