Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Raphia

Four elephants and another Seleucid phalanx of 32 pikemen.
That brings the elephant herd up to 13, so only 21 to go!  The pike phalanx makes 6 out of 9.

I have all the bare lead I need to finish the project except 18 elephants, mainly Seleucid.




The pikemen are a WIP, I need to add shields, I forgot to order the LBM shield transfers.  I will finish these on my next work rotation.



Thursday, 12 April 2018

Raphia-Ptolomy Commanders and Seleucid Hetairoi Cavalry

Still on the Raphia theme but the end is in sight, although still aways off!


 Ptolemaic Commanders.  These being even more non uniform do take a little longer but I need leaders to urge my troops into combat.



Seleucid Hetairoi cavalry.
For these I have used the Xyston Seleucid companions which have a more eastern feel to them, hence the coloured trousers and tunics.


Monday, 5 March 2018

More Raphia

The last figures for this work rotation.  
Ptolomy himself and a phalanx of Seleucid Silver Shields


 I thought I would give Ptolomy a silver helm and add two companions for him

 The Silver Shields were the veterans of the Seleucid army so I have used a mainly eastern style phalangite for them in this taxia


Sunday, 4 March 2018

15mm Flames of war Commission

I have not commission painted for some time but a friend from PAW asked me to add some more bases to the US infantry I painted for him ages ago.
In addition there were a few bases of German snipers.

So here they are...
(sorry not the best pictures)





 







Saturday, 3 March 2018

Raphia Update

A small update on the Raphia project.

Two more Ptolomy beasts of war and some Seleucid generals to lead the way........





Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Raphia Project Progress

So far in February I have been painting more for my Raphia project.
Whilst at home I bought some Seleucid elephants, 6 to be precise and I must admit they are lovely!

So here are the pictures.......


 First up four elephants, two for Ptolomy and two for Antiochus.  The Seleucid elephants, well all the elephants are lovely!  And I have finally got the hang of putting the hadows together, well just about!

 Above and below are the Ptolomy elephants.  I am putting two elephant models on a 80mm x 60mm base and they do look good!



 Seleucid elephants, nicely armoured and with a dedicated crew, I really do like them!



 The penultimate unit of heavy cavalry lance for the Seleucids.



 Plain and simple, Arab bow....

 A second unit of Basilikon Agemata pike.  These are the 'foot guards' of the Ptolomy army.


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

New Project for 2019..

Ok I know 2019 is a long way off but West Wind Productions, War and Empire have recently released their third Kickstarter, Dark Ages.  The miniatures are fantastic.  I supported their first two kickstarters and bought Punic Wars Roman and Sassanid Persians and they did not disappoint!  So when the third one announced I signed up.......

The kickstarter was funded in hours and I missed out on the "Early Bird" special but that did not put me off. So i signed up for the Emperor bid and have already worked out my order, yes keen I know.

So I have opted for three armies Norman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking plus an Anglo-Saxon village of 5 buildings.....this little project amounts to 80 horse, 800 foot and the village all for the princely sum of $264 (it is Pounds Sterling not Dollars but I'm using my work laptop which is from the US lol) 

Check out their Kickstarter and their range of figures, you will not be disappointed.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832150598/war-and-empire-iii-dark-ages