Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Monday, 24 November 2014

Lamming Assyrians

The Lammings were one of the nicest couples in wargaming. Bill's figures were a reflection of himself - solid, no nonsense. Well, the later ones were, some of the earlier ones were a bit less solid. He always said that he carved his masters out of solid brass - I can believe that!

As far as Assyrians go, I seem to have lots of different armies, some of which are not exactly fitting to a general scheme. I don't think it would work using my Lamming Assyrians in the same army as my Garrison 20mm - though they would work well with Garrison 25mm figures. My Lamming Assyrians do suffer from a certain confusion re bases. Something else I need to sort then.

Small units, maimly because I spent so much time painting the shield patterns I didn't have time to paint big units. Likewise, the four 4 horse chariots here are actually Minifigs but with Lamming wheels, horses and (mainly) crews - one advantage of buying direct was being able to buy bits separately. I probably have enough unpainted figures around to double this army in size.
 
 Comparing this picture with the heading picture and you'll notice a couple of missing units. One I just didn't think about, the other isn't Lamming but fits as regards size and build.
 I have at least 3 more of the 2 horse chariots half painted plus another being completed as a 4 horse chariot.


If 2 of the crew of the red/white crested chariot looks a bit small, it's because they are the original Minifigs 'S' Range crew.




I do not want to know how long those shields took to paint - but it was over 30 years ago.
This unit was an experiment in painting a unit a bit quicker.
Yes, OK, the standard...
Think one of these is going to be in trouble when his officer notices that he's lost his spear...




2 comments:

  1. I've never warmed to Laming but then I've only seen them in pictures and sometimes picture don't tell the whole story. They certainly painted up very attractively. The shields are great!

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  2. I think you would have liked his Medieval range.

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