Speaking of hold your nose and paint it style units, I finished up 24 Greek bow this week. I am not sure why but I have never enjoyed painting bow units. I guess its weird but I always feel like they are just filler for an army. (speaking of weirdness I also hate painting shoes)
While in the picture they are ranked up I plan to used them as 2-12 figure skirmish units. All the bow are Wargames Foundry, collected during my misspent youth.
I took the photography advice offered last week and went with a solid back drop and lots of light. I think I may have too much light as it appears to have some glare on the pictures. Sorry about that. .
Heres a close up of the boys.
I was also able to finish one unit of 12 Greek style cavalry. The figures are Wargames Foundry's Macedonian Companion's but I shortened the Xyston a bit so they look a little more generic. Mithridates VI had large quantities of high quality cavalry. I plan for a least a couple units of Greek style heavy cavalry with some Persian or Armenian style cavalry to give it more of an eastern look.
Here's a close up
and like all good runway models they turn with attitude to give you the view from the rear.
24 foot at 5 points each is 120 points. 12 cavalry at 10 points each is also 120 points. For a total of 240 points. I will not admit to using a calculator in that story problem!
A break from pike blocks, but still Wargames Foundry Ancients Eric. Will we see anything else from you this year? You might consider the archers filler, but they look fine, and I like that you've spent the time edging the tunics. And those cavalrymen in their mustard cloaks with purple edging, a colour combination that's so in fashion this year! They look the business, and /I'm sure will do good work running down Mithridates' enemies.
I like your photos on this entry, good use of the 'Snowlord black' backdrop.
Your maths is spot on, a neat 240 points to edge you to the top of the roster. Until Miles submits an entry, of course...