Assyrian army

Assyrian army

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.


  1. Wonderful new figures and painting. Seeing these brightened my day. Thank you!

    Best Regards,