|The swordsman and javelinman are conversions from the Vanha spearman.|
Haven't got round to the clibanarii figure comparison yet.
Having all those Sassanid elephants I thought I should start a 25mm Garrison Sassanid army. Looking through my stock box I found a dozen or so Clibanarii and cast another dozen to start it off. First 12 now finished...
|Quite a colourful bunch.|
|It was around about this time that I realised that I really should touch up the pointy sticks and that I had forgotten to paint on their leather gloves...|
|But as they say, a work of art is never really finished. The faults aren't that obvious at ground level.|
That leaves me wondering what to do next - finish the last lot of Vanha elephants, or do the next Clibanarii unit.
As in, this one never existed in reality but would look better for Gaugamela...
|Only did one of these - it's already in the realms of fantasy, no need to go completely OTT. The archers are from the chariot set.|
Though to be fair, if I wanted to I could always supplement them with the Sassanid version anyway
Not really Sassanid... Carthaginian elephant, Vanha mahout, Achaemenid Persian howdah crew... except for Sassanid command groups. With all these Sassanid elephants and only a small Lamming Sassanid army for them to join I suppose I'm going to have to start a 25mm Sassanid army!
|Arranged in two squadrons which I will call - the Gold squadron and the Silver squadron.|
|The Gold squadron is my least favourite, mainly because of the poor covering qualities of the gold paint. Two coats and still not right!|
|I also prefer how well the motif on the side of the howdah came out!|
The original idea was to produce models that would do as both Sassanid or 'fantasy' Achaemenids. The howdah crew look as much like 70s Sassanids figures as Persian. However, for the Persians I had cast an 'extra' elephant which will be given archers from the 25mm Persian chariot and possibly a Macedonian mahout. After that, I've got four elephants to join the Vanha army to complement the mammoths.
While I've just doing chain saw - burn, chain saw - burn recently,
Steven has been working on some fantasy figures - very nicely painted. They appear to have uploaded in reverse order but that doesn't make any difference! Comments appreciated.
'I have been painting some non-WW2 figures and finished the last one yesterday. Tried to do a decent job on them, but as always, the photos don't really show them as well as I would hope.
This list will be added to the Pages Marines post and heading changed;
Corps I Persians and Sagartians, II Meded, III Kashites
|Simply the Persian cataphract mounted on unarmoured horses. I have lots of Persian heavy cavalry. As yet, I don't have any Garrison Sagartians. I have time.|
Corps IV Indians
|This figure is normally painted in medium flesh tones as Egyptian horse archers and are basically my universal archer body on cavalry legs. Except now I've found the Arab camel post...|
Corps V Bactrians (and Sacae?)
|Bactrian cavalry were armed with a bow and short spear - converted from the J/Bw/Sh light cavalry figure. |
Corps VI Caspians, VII Paracanians
|Similar to the Bactrians but without the short spear and wearing cloaks.|
Corps VIII Arabs (Camel Corps)
|Same figure as I used for the Indian cavalry but mounted on camels. I considered using two riders per camel as per the book but decided against it - as stated ' more usual will have been one rider/one camel.|