Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Friday, 24 February 2017

Rose Prestige

This post (and probably the next) deals with ranges that I've always wanted armies from but haven't simply because I'm way over the top on that nation's armies to start with.

The nicest Egyptian infantry are not Garrison or Minifigs, they are Rose. But I have so many Egyptians anyway (really, 2 or more Minifigs armies, 1 Garrison, a sort of Heinz 57 one, plus Atlantic plastic) that I can in no way justify adding to the heap.

The painted ones look a lot nicer 'in the flesh' than they do in photos!



I have to admit, it is really, really tempting to paint some of these. If only there were some cavalry...

Thursday, 23 February 2017

SKT Late Romans

Having put some pictures of ECW figures on the blog it seemed to be a good idea to continue adding old photos of some other ranges. These are some of the SKT Late Roman range.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Garrison ECW

There's been some recent interest on TMP recently about the old Garrison 25mm  English Civil War range. That being the case, I thought it might be an idea to dig out some of my photos of some of the figures in the range.


Monday, 20 February 2017

Mede DBA army

Finally finished though the cavalry component will be subject to change...

I admit, the first picture is not a DBA army, but shows all the units the army has been drawn from. There are still a couple more Mede units left to rebase, plus a load of Persians who will form the , well, Persian DBA component..

This is the DBA army - I/40(c) 1xLCh, 3x3Cv, 1x2LH, 4x4Sp, 2x3Bw, 1x2Ps

As shown previously, general in his chariot.

The 3Cv are as bought, just standard bearer added, spears touched up and based.

Another 'as previously seen' -in parts - unit, the 4x4Sp.

And 2x3Bw

The LH and Ps bases are both simply rebased.

All figures except the chariot body (Garrison) and LH (Pb Range) are Minifigs 'S' Range. Chances are, the LH will be swapped for 'S' Range Scythians whereas the 3Cv will be transferred to the Persian DBA army I'll probably sort next whilst being replaced by 'upgraded' 'S' Range Assyrian horse archers.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Upgrading the Mede infantry units

Not really an accurate title - more 'upsizing'.

I'm busy trying to paint up figures to convert 40 and 20 figure Mede units to match my 48/24 strong units.

I've added a Garrison officer and 'S' Range converted standard bearer.

This is a comparison between 'my' standard bearer and the original. The original's standard had originally been glued to the hand; I preferred a direct conversion.

The original unit's spearmen had all been converted in the sense that the shield arm had been repositioned. I left mine in the original figure pose.

The archer unit got a Garrison officer and standard bearer. For the cloaks, the leopard skin is shown with the spots on the inside - read about this somewhere, not sure where, so did it to give some variety. I'll make a point of mixing and matching this in future figures.

This is a comparison between one of 'my' archers and one of the 'originals' - the match is quite good though I didn't bother with the black lining - it doesn't make a lot of difference. The blue colour also matches better on the figures than they seem to do on the photo.