Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Persians and Dahae

Originally I was going to do these as two posts but they're all horse horse archers that fought for the Persians so...
Originally Assyrians, these make excellent Persians - S Range Assyrians on early PB horses. I can't do scale armour as well as I used to though.

One reason I went for Persians is that the helmet design is the same as an example dug up on the battlefied of Marathon.

All in all, really would like more of these conversions.

Another one of the orphan units, these early PB Dahae come from a variety of sources  though most were painted by me.

The rather complicated patterns on some of these show I painted them in the late 90s.

Or at least I painted most of them then... and finished them off a couple of days ago.


  1. Not only can I not easily paint as well as I used to, I can't see the finished figures as easily either. I'll be starting to get old next if I'm not careful.

    1. There are days when I simply can't focuss my eyes enough to paint anything - on the other, lack of discrimination means I don't notice my mistakes as much so things get finished quicker.