Thursday, 25 January 2018

Finally...Macedonians!

Good evening,

Over my summer hols (it's been gloriously hot down here!), as well as knocking off my Thracians, I have finished off two more Macedonian [8] Pike elements, my last Greek Auxilia element (now I have three - a full Warmaster Ancients unit's worth), another Greek Psiloi element and a makeshift artillery piece.









(I say makeshift, because the Macedonians didn't use such light field artillery pieces (this being a HaT Roman Scorpio). They used rather lager pieces. So, this will have to be replaced...eventually.

As will that Auxilia element, since it is supposed to represent Hypaspists. I've got a birthday coming up in April, so I feel an order from Newline in my future...)

Finally, after many, many moons I now have an all option DBA II/12 Alexandrian Macedonian army complete and ready to field. Sort of.



II/12 Alexandrian Macedonian Army
  • 1 x General and companions (3Kn)
  • 1 x Thessalins (Cv)
  • 1 x Light Horse (LH)
  • 1 x Hypaspists (4Ax)
  • 6 x Phalangites ([8]Pk)
  • 1 x Psiloi (Ps)
  • 1 x Greek hoplites (Sp) or Thracians (3/4Ax) or Bolt-Shooters (Art)
Now to do another six [8]Pk elements, two 3Kn, one, possibly two 4Kn, four Cv, two [Armoured]El, (and possibly another two [Early]Elephants). Oh, as well as two elements of Hypaspists and two element of more period appropriate bolt-throwers. That'll cover most of the Imperial and Successor lists nicely.

Nick

15 comments:

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    1. Thanks Mark. Not a touch on yours...but not quite as price either! :-)

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  2. What a splendid army Nick - and job! - especially the artillery and pikes imho...

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    1. Thanks Phil, that's very kind. Yes, I'm quite pleased with the pikes. Cheers!

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  3. Another nice job ... now, to get them on the table eh?
    R

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    1. Ha! A chance would be a fine thing!

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  4. Very cool army Nick, I like it a lot!

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    1. Thanks Tony. It's only taken me...when were these things released? 16 years!

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    2. I know where you are coming from, busy prepping some figures I collected from a convention in 2011. At least *some* will get done *eventually* is the motto for me!

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  5. I think we al have that? I have just started work on a semi historical Chinese army for HotT. Bought the figures around 2002.An dI still have stuff I bought in the 80s.. blimey!!
    Robin

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  6. Hey, I wanted to start playing DBA in 20mm, but can't find bases other than for 15mm DBA. Do you make your own bases or buy them?

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    1. Good morning Micheal,

      Sorry for the delay in my reply. I've got a mate who cuts therm from 3mm mdf. You can also purchase pre cut bases from the likes of Battle Kiwi.

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    1. Good morning,

      60mm wide, pikes and mounted on 40mm deep, most infantry on 30mm deep, hoplites on 20mm deep.

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    2. Oh and the artillery is on 60 by 60.

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