Friday, January 2, 2015

Painted Parthians and Persians

Good afternoon,

And a glorious afternoon it is too. A balmy 25o celsius (about 77o fahrenheit) with a gentle warm breeze. Just lovely.

But enough of the weather down here in Christchurch [NZ], here are my first finished and painted Parthians and Persians.



(Those four HaT Parthian foot archers that I was using as Sarmatian foot, but that Stan was using as Parthian archers don't count - they're Sarmatians! Well, they were...I've drafted them back into the Parthian army!)

First up, Parthian Light Horse.



HaT Light Parthian Cavalry.

Now, my Early Achaemenid Persian skirmishing infantry. Who I think I'm also planning to use for their later army as well.



Zvezda Persian Infantry.

Here we have [looking up the DBA 3 army list] one element of Daylami. [Suddenly has an idea, and actually looks up what Daylami infantry look like]. Oh, so that's what they should look like. Ah well, these'll do.



A couple of Hat Parthian infantry (from their Heavy Cavalry set), alongside a HaT Frank and a Revel Saxon.

Then two elements of city militia.



HaT Franks, a Revel Saxon and a Emhar Saxon.

Finally, some Hyrkanian mountaineers. Plus an extra to make it a Warmaster Ancients unit. (I guess I could field the city militia as an under strength unit...)



More HaT Parthians and Revel Saxons. Oh, and a HaT Frank holding the HaT Parthian standard from their Light Cav set.

I tried something a little different for their bases. I mixed up a couple of flocks (one a nice well watered green, one a parched yellow) on top of some spots of painted-and-highlighted sand. I figured that since both armies are listed as arable, their grass can't be all dead and crispy. I think they came out ok.

Nick

11 comments:

  1. Cool! Great to see you having some fun with your ancients collection :-)

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    1. Thanks John. Yes, DBA 3 has given my ancients mojo a bit of a boost. Those Persian skirmishers had been undercoated for years!

      Spot one of your old Saxons.

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    2. Hehe, I did wonder if that was one of those old Saxons.
      Glad you're enjoying your holidays in fine style.

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  2. Beautiful units...and great basing!

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    1. Thanks Phil. It occurred to me that nine elements is three quarters of a DBA army...'cept these are for two different armies, and the archers and 3Ax are actually an either/or troop choice - and I'm more likely to field the LH option anyway!

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  3. Nah they are good Nick. I bet its good to get these out of the way.

    The bases look very nice as well.

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    1. Thanks Paul. A small drop in the ocean, but a drop nonetheless!

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  4. Not my era but very nicely painted figs Nick, cheers

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    1. Thanks Al. Not quite as epic as your Handley Page, but I like them!

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  5. Excellent painted army Nick! You gave me some ideas with these!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter. Glad I could be of assistance!

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