One thing I have noticed over the years is that Garrison didn't make any 20mm phalangites (SKT Seleucids don't count. They're bigger). One thing other people may have noticed is that I have a slight tendency to convert figures. Put the two together and suddenly Garrison sort of produce 20mm phalangites.
My first decision was choosing the figure to convert. I went for the G3 hoplite. Shield removed, helmet reshaped, new shield added - I admit it, I used the 28mm Seleucid one - arms bent and sarissa added. That gave me my basic Macedonian phalangite and I duly cast and painted two 16 figure test units.
Next, I decided to do one that could be used as a Successor phalangite. For that, I simply gave G16, the Boeotian hoplite, a slightly longer and thicker spear. The resulting sarissa was a bit too short - scales out at about 14 foot, just right for an Alexandrian sarissa. I then realised that the Alexandrian ones were longer. Nothing for it, I had to shorten the G3 conversions to match the Successors.
|G16 and later G3 phalangites|
|Original G3 hoplite followed by first attempt and then second attempt at an Alexandrian phalangite.|
Of course, I'm not the only one to change spears around. The pictures below show the original Minifig phalangites plus telegraph poles next to their later brethren