Monday, 13 February 2017

From LeeH - Greek Archers and Successor Elephants (36 points)

The Challenge always proves to be a huge inspiration and spur to painting activity for me (I'm sure many of the participants would agree). That gentle combination of healthy competition and peer pressure does wonders for curing me of my usual inertia! This year has proved no exception and in under 10 weeks I have managed to paint a whole 6mm Pyrrhic army. Of course I can add a few peripheral units later on but the core of a good solid army has been finished. I'll post some pictures on my Blog in a few days but before that here are my final units.



First up two units of Greek Bowmen. These light units will provide a nice screen to my forces hopefully inflicting some damage on my enemies before the heavy infantry crash into each other.



The last units are a little special. I painted some Elephants for my army earlier in the challenge but realised rather too late that I had painted the wrong models. So I immediately went online and ordered the correct elephants from Baccus.



I decided that this time I would base my Elephants three to a base rather than two as previous. I think this looks a lot better, and certainly increases the intimidation factor when these units advance on the enemy.



Twenty four bowmen will net 12 points and six elephants each with four crew should net me another 24 points. A modest submission but every point is a step in the right direction.

MilesR: My math shows 36 points 48 inf (24 bowmen + 24 crew) and 6 Ellies.  These really are superbly done

21 comments:

  1. Very nicel done. Don't think I could paint something that small.

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  2. These put me within a gnats whisker of my target... 😀

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  3. Lovely glamorous nellies Lee :)

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  4. Some great stuff Lee - I look forward to it every morning.

    Also - it is your fault that I'm finally ordering a bunch of stuff from Baccus...you have worn me down through the Challenge...

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  5. The joys of 6mm; masses of elephants! It looks awesome

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  6. Those are really neat Lee. Well done! You sure make 6mm tempting...

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  7. Stunning work, Lee. I'm glad the Challenge is providing the designed incentive - that's what it's all about.

    The war elephants look fantastic. I think you were right in going with 3 instead of 2 - far more impressive. Did you put in wire spears as well?

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  8. Lovely stuff again Lee, the heffalumps are truly majestic!

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  9. Really nice tiny dudes and Nellys. Excellent work. cheers

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  10. Lovely stuff, especially the heffalumps.

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  11. Some very nice painting there, especially for how small everything is! Really like the massed elephants.

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  12. Grand work on the we archies, Lee! I really like the Oliphant though! They do look more bruising with three to a base. Much more daunting of a foe to face.

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  13. Can never get enough elephants, these are brilliant.

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  14. Who doesn't like a bunch of ellies I say! Very fine work on these Lee!!

    Christopher

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