Saturday, 31 December 2016

Double DBA Parthian Army Complete

Good afternoon,

Here, within mere days shy of two years since starting, are my final Parthian fighting elements for my Parthian army. And so, my double DBA Parthian army is now complete.

With these done I now have...
  • 2 x Generals (4Kn)
  • 4 x Cataphracts (4Kn)
  • 12 x Horse Archers (2LH)
  • 2 x Vassal State Archers (Ps)
  • 1 x Daylami (4Ax)
  • 2 x Hyrkanian Mountaineers (3Ax)
  • 2 x City Militia (3Bw)

I can't make two all mounted Parthian armies (I'd need another three Light Horse elements and/or another five Cataphract elements to do that), but I do have enough numbers and variety to send two DBA armies up against my Later Republican and Early Imperial Romans.

I've still got five more Warmaster Ancients command (2Kn) elements to complete before I can say that all my Parthians are done,'s not every day one completes a DBA army, let alone two!



  1. Nice work Nick, so when do you start on the third command for proper Big Battle DBA? ;-)


    1. Ha! Well, if you're happy to donate the figures...

  2. Great work, only one command to go! :)

    1. Oh, but you are a funny lad! It's taken me two years to get this far - I want to finally start on my Macedonians! Let's see, allies for the Parthians...well...

      Scythians? No, I'd have to buy another army for them.

      Arabo-Armenians (Hatra or Edessa)? I might as well buy another Parthian army! Though they they would let me use my camels...

      Later Pre-Islamic Arab Nomads! Hey, I have those...sort of. They're too Medievally armoured, so still need some work...

      Later Sarmatians! I have those, even painted up like! There's your third command!

      Armenians - see above.

      Commangene - I could possibly use variations of the Seleucids, but getting enough archers would be a problem.

      So there you go - Sarmatians make my third command there Mark!

    2. Yep fair enough! :) That you have 3 commands is the important thing, and same for the romans I assume :)

    3. Early Imperials, yes. Late

  3. What a beautiful and impressive looking army!

  4. Excellent stuff Nick. Two years is nothing mate!

    1. Thanks Paul. Yeah, I guess. It took almost 14 years to get my Sarmatians completed!