Monday, 7 March 2016

Persian Infantry in 6mm IanW MONDAY 54 points

I add a little bit to my Baccus Persian 6mm army by adding the first Levy infantry into the mix. Eventually I will have to have about thirty of these units, possibly a fair few more. All depends on how I grow the Macedonian army.

I have painted up three units of 36 figures, two are all spear armed whilst the third is bow and spear. I wanted another colour fest and used twelve different colours just for the tunics.

The shields are for the vast majority just made up symbols, I gave up looking for what may have been accurate designs, towards the end I stumbled on Persian alphabet images so the odd letter creeps into the mix.

I occasionally allow my humour to get the better of me, here we have happy and sad, I reason that like the other abstract designs these won't really show up at a distance. Really though I can live with it.

Unit two has mostly a blue theme in tunics where the first was red, this is also backed up with the standards showing the key colours. This will help tie units together on the table.

A better view of the tunics and as you can see lots of different colours. Persian Levy infantry as the name suggests are not the type of troops you really want to be facing off against the Pike, I guess I will be having some hard knocks in our games.

The last unit has one rank of spear and two of bow. These will have a reduced effect in close combat but hopefully they will be facing troops they have already weakened on the way in. I hope so or they will be rather easy prey.

These will be part of the blue formation, I actually remembered to put the dice cells on these, that is I JUST remembered to add them! So that makes me 54 points which means I should be able to cruse for the last week or so. I have the final week off work for my Birthday so expect that week to have a few more units done.

Next week may see the Persian cavalry for these and some of the promised ECW 6mm. Infact apart from maybe a couple of cowboys the rest of my submissions will all be 6mm.

More epic scale 6mm goodies here Ian.  Great work on these Persian sarissa fodder units.  The en masse shot at the top his particularly effective.  I love the time put into the shields on the spear armed troops.  And I do enjoy your sense of humour, plus the fun of trying to find them.  I remember hearing of a Byzantine army at a WRG ancients tourney in the early 80s that featured happy faced shields.  Am I allowed to make Surf comparisons on the blue unit?
54 points for these three units, bringing you to within 11 points of your re-upped 1000 point target.  Well done, and I really enjoyed your work this challenge.  Enjoy your coast to the finish line and your birthday celebrations.  I have one upcoming too, but I am hoping to get some painting time in on my day off!

28 comments:

  1. Great Work Ian I envey your ability at this scale. I love the sad face shield. I think it works at this scale as a bit of humor, at larger scales it would be an issue but here it works.

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    1. I have done the smile face on a 15mm and almost got away with it LOL

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  2. "Psychedelic man, those troops are trippy" Which is to say I really do like them. The happy and sad shields are a bit of fun as well.

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    1. I think once on the table they will have some punch colour wise but will also blend in as they mute with distance

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  3. Those shields are such fun! I can' even begin to tell you how impressed I am with your work at this scale Ian. Certainly looking forward to more next week!

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    1. Thanks Anne, next week may be a bit of a push, all depends on the weather tomorrow. Not managed much time so a bit behind

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  4. Very nice work on the levy, Ian! I really like your color use on them, but thanks to Peter's comment, I cannot get the image of Leonidas sheild bashing smurfs out of my head! ;)

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    1. We nicknamed a mates 15mm Phalanx The Smurfs he was not impressed LOL

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  5. Awesome work Ian. The shields are brilliant. You need to put some emoticons on the next batch. ;P

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    1. Now that's an idea. I can already hear one of my mates comments coming through :-)

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  6. Fantastic work Ian. Very colourful :)

    And so, my brief sojourn ahead of you in the 6mm side challenge (after conceding) is ended and you take the lead again. Unless MarkO has something up his sleeves, you've got it in the bag now.

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    1. You have been hampered by lack of lead in 6mm, I don't have that restraint. You beat me in the most important part, the overall points. Good to have you as a running mate

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  7. Amazing stuff! I only wish I could paint something this small!

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    1. Thanks Evan, it's easier than you think. I always say good light is the most important part of painting these up. Also don't worry about putting in all the detail, you can get away with less

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  8. Thanks Peter, I have three more submissions at least in 6mm, just got to find the time for the last entry where I go back to French Napoleonic's

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  9. Well done on a very colorful bunch Ian!

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  10. Can't get enough of your 6mm stuff! These are no exception. Well done, Ian.

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    1. Thanks, I am saving the best till last ;-)

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  11. Really nice! I think you need a few smileys faces in there to stave off the madness!

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    1. I don't think it's working LOL

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