dinsdag 19 april 2011

A look in the cabinet.

I made a few pictures of the miniatures who are now in my cabinet. All of my Greek and Spartan hoplites are there, as are my Macedonian/successor phalangites and some cavalry.
Everything is 28mm, as are most of my miniatures.

There are 3 blocks of 48 Greek hoplites made up of Foundry miniatures, and 1 of 48 Vendel miniatures.
Under them are my Spartan hoplites. 2 Blocks of 36 and 1 of 27, also mostly Foundry, with a few Gorgon and Vendel. Hidden in the left corner are my Theban Sacred Band of 18, all Foundry.

In the other cabinet are the Macedonian/successor phalanxes. A unit of 48 unarmoured Foundry on the right, followed by the famous Argyraspides. Currently consisting of 32 Foundry's but there are 16 more coming some day. In the middle are two big Vendel elephants, followed by two more units of 32 phalagites, made up of Old Glory. Underneat them are a unit of 12 cataphacts (old Newline), a command stand (Newline) and finaly 12 light Skythian horse archers.

Of course I also have Greek skirmishers, peltasts and a few horsemen. But as I see it, my Greek armies are big enough. For the moment.
The Macedonians/Successors are something else. I plan to build up the phalanxes to 48 figs each, and expand to at least 6 of them. Then I need more cavalry and light troops as there are thureophoros, thorakites and Thracians. And did I mention more elephants yet? The plan is to play all those big Successor battles, Raphia for example. And you can't play these with 100 figs a side, do you?

Any comments always welcome! (thanks Rudy)

maandag 4 april 2011

Here they are, finaly.

Finaly, I have a new unit ready, more or less. I'll explain myself.
While I was working on this unit of Foundry hypaspists, I discovered that 1 miniature was missing. One of the blisters must have been a blister with only 7 miniatures in it.

Luckely, a friend of me got several hypaspists somewere hidden in his lead mountain. He dug one out, and I got it last thursday. Thanks David!
Unfortunately, I'm also short of 1 shield, so I'm still not painting. Guess I'll have to call my good friend again.

The rest of the unit is ready, so here are the pics. I hope you like it.
Troops are Foundry. Command figures are A&A miniatures that were hidden in a corner of my unpainted Alexander and Successors drawer. Currently 26 miniatures, and hopefully a 27th coming soon.
The bases are bigger then what I use normaly, but due to the poeses of the miniatures I could not fit them on a smaller one. So it became an elite open order infantry unit.

Oh, and if you want to know why it took so long to paint them, I brok my collarbone on 6 march, when I crashed with my bicycle. I'm still recovering from it. The bike is fine, thank you.

I'm now working on  something completely different. More news soon...