Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Friday, 18 November 2016

Minifigs Alexandrian Army Review

At the moment I'm actively working on 3 Minifigs armies - Egyptian, Alexandrian and Seleucid. Both the Egyptian and Seleucid armies have quite a few figures either still in Dettol or being painted, but most of the unfinished Alexandrian's only need rebasing.

Being a bit on the impatient side I thought it would be nice to get them all together for a Review...

I set them out in 4 main lines. The first line consists of 'distance' psiloi - archers, slingers and staff slingers. The second line are javelin armed psiloi. Next, assorted Companion cavary - Alexander himself is part of the extreme right flank unit. Finally, the main battle line - Hypaspist units, then phalangites, then mercenary peltasts, finally on the extreme left were all my Thracians.

 On the flanks are the light cavalry...
 Including sarissa armed Thracians.

Most of my close ups of the bulk army didn't come out very well - army's still set up, might try again later.

The majority of these are ex-Harry Pearson collection, some are from my original 1970's army.

6 comments:

  1. Impressive and beautiful army!

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    1. They are very well painted figures.

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  2. Thats a beautiful army, irrespective of their age.

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    1. Not sure if it's just because these were the first metal figures I owned or not, but fact is I've always preferred them to modern figures.

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  3. I just love your armies! How fantastic to have so many of the old Minifigs together - a feast for the eyes.

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    1. Minifigs and Garrison - Minifigs mostly a case of just about around at the right time to buy ones coming onto the market in the last few years, Garrison more a case of, well, they went out of production twice, were about to disappear for a third time and so I went for it.

      Basically, I always considered Garrison as owning the Chocolate Factory - since then picking up so many early Minifigs counts as Factory Number 2. And cost-wise, I'm usually picking up painted figures at half the price of 'new' Minifigs.

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