Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Philistine DBA (Plus a few extras)

I've spent the last week or so painting up some of my stripped Philistine infantry to form a DBA army. As I prefer to make complete units it means I also have a few 'extra' figures completed.

Using DBA 2.2 lists, I/29(b), the army reads as 1 x LCh (Gen), 1 x LCh, 6 x 4Sp, 2 x 3Ax, 2 x 2Ps.

My chariots and ox cart have already appeared on the blog.

Spears are A.Ph. 1s Philistine spearmen with shields painted plain bronze. I used the same figure for the 3Ax but simply gave them mainly hide shields.

The archers are A.Ph 2s Philistine Archer. No A.Ph.3s Philistine Officer - not aware of it being produced though I have a couple of Spearmen  conversions still in the Dettol.

This is my current complete army with the exception of a 4 element unit of Cv I painted back in the 70s - army list Philistines and Sea Peoples don't have cavalry so they are currently being neglected.

I've still got a load of figures in Dettol - these will mostly be painted and based as 3Bd for armies I/28 Sea Peoples and I/29(a) earlier Philistines. For the Sea Peoples armies I'll need some Sherden as 4Bd. There isn't an 'S' Range figure though I have a few later EA Range ones. However, what I intend doing is use it as an excuse to paint up some of my Rose Sherden.

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I'm envious (but admiring) of your fantastic armies.

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    1. I often say that I bought the chocolate factory when I bought Garrison - the low cost of old figures these days (plus Dettol) are continuing that feeling. My current painting skills are, perhaps, less than they used to be, but en masse they look good.

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  2. Nice and lots of colour. That is what I like about ancients.

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    1. I think that they should really have been painted with white tunics but I'm quite happy with the more colourful version - sort of an 'alternative truth'.

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