Last February I mentioned that the 'S' Range Assyrians I bought off Harry had been based. I also mentioned that I was working on increasing the chariot force from 3 to a more Assyrian-like number. They're not all painted yet, plus still need to sort some crews, but this is where I'm up to:-
Harry kept finding unpainted figures over the year, I kept buying them, and from a load of 'bits' have increased (actually Persian) 2 horse component to 4 squadrons of 3 plus a general. The originals from Harry are in the bottom left corner, the general in the middle was one of the 'recycled' ones I mentioned in February. Crews are a mix of Garrison and odd 'S' Range Assyrians bought over a period from eBay. I've tried my best to stick to the original style of the original 3 chariots.
My original purchase of figures from Harry included 3 Assyrian chariots posing as Persians - these I've simply recrewed as I didn't want to strip and repaint them. They aren't to the same style as the others, but could represent a non-regular component of the army?
I also had a load of Assyrian cataphract horses lying around. Now, the chariots. The various 'bits' I got off Harry seem to be 'S' Range bodies but perhaps PB Range chassis's. So that's 3 different components. I've gone for Garrison 25mm chariot wheels, I'll be using 20mm Garrison crews... so quite a mix. 4 4 horse 3 crew chariots to start, but enough to probably make another 3.
This is a comparison picture of the 4 and 2 horse general's chariots.
I'm the first to admit - my painting ain't as good as it used to be... as per these 4 horse chariots from my 'Lamming'army - though the chariot bodies (and a couple of crew members) are 'S' Range.
I think a direct comparison proves the point!
For the future? May actually do some 4 horse 4 crew chariots based on the Garrison 25mm Chariot, see how that goes. Also got a load of other infantry to incorporate - including using 'S' Range Macedonian archers as Assyrian light archers.
Got to get this lot finished and based first though.