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.  


  1. Gosh! what a fantastic looking army! - marvelous!!

  2. Jeez! Essex Miniatures have stood the test of time haven't they? Are all those spears soft wobbly lead ones or sterner stuff? Excellent work! Be good, Jeremy

  3. Thanks for the comments, gents. Always appreciated from chaps like yourselves who do such good paintwork on your own figures.

    And yes, Essex have stood the test of time. I've always thought a reasonably good paint-job on a basic figure can stand against any modern figures. The soft metal allows a few minor tweaks of arm positions.

    And the spears are all soft, slightly wobbly ones - thankfully. There's no danger of a hand accidentally coming down on a porcupine of wire pikes. The worst that happens here is an odd spear may come loose and need reglued.

    Thanks for the comments.