I am running out of wows Ian! These are again just superb. When I can look at a 6mm cavalry unit and instantly work out who they are you've hit the nail on the head.
Monday, 11 January 2016
From Ian W 6MM Companion Cavalry 37 points
I have not had the chance to varnish the figures so unfortunately they will be a bit shiny I just wanted to get these in with the Phalanx as they are related. The idea of this army is to use a larger figure count than my typical 6mm units. Obviously the biggest impact is the Phalanx but I also wanted the cavalry to have more presence. I am toying with the idea of making the Persian cavalry bases with even more figures but maybe I need a word with the financial controller first.
No chance for outdoors pictures as I leave for work before it's light enough and get back after dark. This is a 60x40mm base with eighteen mounted figures and one dead horse/rider combination from the casualty marker pack. Like the Phalanx these are Baccus figures and are rather nice and easy to work with.
You can't really see due to the light but the saddle cloths are a dark red and the cloaks are scarlet. I have so far painted up all the cavalry as red or blue based units with different shades to represent the cavalry. As the army grows I will add a few more colours. These two units will give me five units of companions which will do until I add the extra pike. This will probably be the end of March at Triples.
Each base gets to be a bit of a diorama and I strive to have the bases looking different to others though I will be adding a few more wedges in the next lot.
Close up of the dead horse and rider, my wife was not impressed LOL.
The second is the same number of figures but is for the blue wing. Whilst I am trying to keep as historical as I can I wanted a bit more punch than normal so I went brighter than normal and set colour groups rather than mixed colours. The exception is the nags, I used six different colours over the 18 figures.
Basing is the same style but quite sparse with the grass for that uncultivated near the desert kind of look we tend to aim for with Ancients.
Another dead 'un, I also added a few Tajima small tufts to the usual static grass to break up the edges of the bases. I really can't fault Tajima, fast delivery and great products and range.
Next up for the Ancients will be some more Saka Horse Archers, a Hoplite unit and a few peltasts but before any of these I am going to up scale to give my eyes a rest.