Tuesday, 17 November 2015

28mm Seleucids

Here are some pictures of the 'latest' completed army.  Some of it was painted years ago, but much of it remained in boxes, semi-painted or undercoated.  My ongoing impetus to have a grand clearout has seen me finish these off and they'll be heading to 'tinterbay soon.

First up are the 3 hefalumps.  Real heavy metal, this lot.  The first red and the yellow elephants have a couple of escort figures that can be added if wanted.  

A couple of generals with escorts and line lancers. 

Then the obligatory scythed chariots.  It wouldn't be a Seleucid army without a scythed chariot or two.

Now the pike, pike and more pike. Mostly line troops with the silver shields and golden shields at the bottom. There's 120 pike figures in total.     

Then the cataphracts. These are the other obligatory troops for a later Seleucid army. 

And another oddball unit type - the camels.  

Regular auxilia.

Irregular auxilia.  I was a bit uncertain about using blue and red for the Thracians, but they're not too bad. 

Another general with a Galatian escort and Galatian cavalry.  Then some Galatian skirmishers.

Seleucids bows. 

 Then skirmishers, skirmishers and more skirmishers. 



And finally, the light cavalry. First are the mercenary Tarantine types, then Seleucid militia, then the ubiquitous light horse archers.  



Sorry about some pictures being slightly dark. The natural daylight was fading as I started, but I persevered for a bit before switching on the lights.  

Monday, 2 November 2015

15mm Arabs

These are pictures of my Arabs.  This was another army that started fairly small and then just growed.

So to start with the generals and their escort.
Then some khurusanian horse archers.  
Some ex-Persian extra heavy cavalry 
The medium cavalry 
The Khurusanian heavy cavalry 

Chappies with swords 
Arab light cavalry 
Ghulam heavy cavalry 
Arab horse archers 
And the spear. All my figures are Essex except for some Irregular mixed into the spear units.  They blend well and give a good show.  
And the second spear unit.  
Some lighter javelin armed chaps.  
The baggage. This came out quite well.  It can also be lined up, 1 element wide as a caravan.  
Slingers.  I once thought of these chaps as waving their socks is some ancient folk-dance.
Skirmish javelins
Arab archers 
The slave ghulam archers 

Skirmish archers. These were also used as back rank support to spears.  

The first units of Daylami.  These have bow support.  

The slave ghulam with front rank spear and rear rank bow.

The second slave ghulam spear and bow unit.  

The other Arab spear unit unit with a rear rank of Irregular miniatures bow.  

The second units of Daylami.  These have cross-bow support. 

More skirmish javelin.  

And more skirmish bow, though these were also used as rear rank backup to the spears. 
And that's it, I think.