Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Philistine ox cart

Working on my usual practice of several projects at the same time, my Philistine army has a new addition.

At the moment I only have this one, though I do have another cart sans oxen. Could do with a couple more though.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Some Indian Elephants

A couple of years ago I blogged about an Indian force I had acquired.

Since then, I've painted up a few chariots (the ones that had the slight accident with the wrong spray can) and sprayed lots of infantry brown. Also found a couple of extra horses so the new chariots are up to 3 now.

So, the Indians I had included a few more elephants. Four of these are now painted and based.

Nothing fancy - the elephants themselves are mainly just sprayed grey.

A comparison between the 'original' elephants and the new batch shows both elephants and base are much lighter on the new figures  than the  old. Not a major concern - it's not being looked on as a 'showcase' army.

Thought I'd also include a couple of pictures of the general in his howdah.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

A Christmas Review 2016

Lots of troops gone to winter quarters but some of the more recent recruits are still hanging around. So it seemed a good opportunity to have a Review on the dining room table before it got covered with more edible offerings.

The Successor Heavies...

Elephants flanked by Indian 4 horse chariots - Successor chariots were off on holiday somewhere.... then  the cataphacts, light cavalry in front of them, then general inspecting everyone.

Some of the Alexandrian heavies.

Unbased general lying around to take the Salute... Garrison general, cast by me, painted by Harry.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Seleucid Light Cavalry

Another Minifigs troop type from my early days - these had originally been replaced by a unit of Hinchliffe figures.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Seleucid EHC Cataphracts

Time was I had a load of these. Gradually replaced by Lamming then the later Minifigs offerings this figure was consigned to history. Well, I've got some of the old boys now. Not enough, and I've painted them in brighter armour than I used to, but it's a start. (Need at least 2 more units)