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Friday, 13 March 2015

Impetus Gutian/Lullubi Army

Thought it would be nice to view my warbands together.  By the time I convert another 2 units I will have close to a full army for Basic Impetus rather than just allies to eg Sumerians or Hammurabic Babylonians.
As much as I like the Cutting Edge (middle group) I do prefer figure size/heft of side units.  Although the centre unit is more petite in scale, they seem to blend in due to same painting and basing etc. Flank units contain Castaway Arts , Newline Designs and Eureka with heads from Mad Robot and Hasslefree among the conversions.

Thursday, 12 March 2015


Camera flash has let these down a bit, but very pleased with this unit in the flesh.  I have been working away with green stuff to create fur kilts an scalp locks and pony tails to create this unique unit.
The heads used on some are from Mad Robot  who just happen to make heads just like Amorites in Biblical era making them very suitable for conversions in this period.  Bodies were used from Newline Designs with Mad Robot heads ion some with beards also added to some.  The guy on top of rock is Castaway Arts Babylonian with Mad Robot head and spare head from Foundry Assyrians I think held in hand.  2 other Castaway Arts figures have been slightly converted and 2 Eureka appear as themselves.

These represent Gutian tribes around time of Sumer and Akkad into Hammurabric (1750 BC) period possibly.  I like the wild almost prehistoric look these have.  They were great fun to create and I'm sure I will do more at some point

Gutian Warriors

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Mari Bowmen

Here are couple of photos of my latest Impetus style unit .  These represent Bowmen of Mari form time of Hammurabi of Babylon.
Castaway Arts have done great job on these straight out of WRG Armies of Near East.  I have had these for years and Impetus basing has allowed me to create a unit form 9 figures I had.  Bags of character and I am sure can serve in most armies of the Near East at this time.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Above are images of the 28mm Mitanni chariot from late sculpter who produced the wonderful 15mm Chariot Miniatures ranges.  It is available from Magister Militum in a very small range Mitanni range. It is a big model and it sits impressive on the tabletop.  Horses are possibly best chariot horses in my collection. I used Army Painter ink on this with very limited highlights afterwards.
The Mitanni chariot warriors all seemed to have been very heavily armoured and well equipped. Cannanites and Syrians looked similar(elite units) but probably not all were so completely armoured to the extent of the Mitanni.

Mitanni Chariot from Magister Militum 28mm

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Lullubi Warriors

"Muster all our spear and bravest warriors for the barbarians have swept down from the mountians.  They have served us as allies against they have gathered all their lands to destroy us all"

Here we have some Lullubi warriors form Sumerian/Akkadian times.  Would do fine in Hammurabic Babylon also.  They have had mixed hair styles but I prefer to keep them all scalp lock styles together as seen on reliefs in time of Sargon of Akkad.  I will create a new Gutian warband also to different mountain tribes and just for look.

These figures are Newline Designs and 2 Eureka.  My favourites are the 2 Castaway Arts converions(my first ever actually).  They have the
 short kilts .  They were a Philsitine and Babylonian origionally.  Heads from Hasslefree with added beards and scalplock.