Sunday 23 November 2014

Macedonians Continue.....

Some more units for the growing Macedonian army and also some additions that can be used to expand from the Persian Wars to the Successor period.

 First unit are the Hypaspists, these are based as Medium Foot Offensive Spear, for FOG they are the elite foot of the Alexandrian Army.  I also have the figures to do a battlegroup of Heavy Foot as well.
The staple of any Macedonian or Successor army the pike block phalanx.  This is the forth phalanx block i have done

 Cretan/Macedonian bow

 Greek bow

 Greek mercenary Thureophoroi, these are the heavy foot offensive spear (under FOG)
 These are the medium foot version.
It is thought the Greeks developed this troop type after fighting the Romans

Finally the 'wild bunch', mounted and foot Galatians.  These were used as allies or mercenaries for many Successor armies

Wednesday 12 November 2014

The Macedonian Army

The pictures below are the figures that I have already painted and are sat in storage at home.  The additions I am painting up now should complete or nearly complete the army.
 Above we have Companions, Prodromoi and Greek light infantry.
The two pictures above show 3 pike blocks, a Greek Mercenary medium hoplite unit and the light infantry again.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Greek/Macedonian Army

 Ok to face all of those Persians we need the Macedonians or Greeks or both.
Again I have the starting of the army at home and these newly painted units add to them.
The first unit is the elite cavalry arm, the Companions.

Thessalonian Heavy Cavalry
 Greek allies or mercenary cavalry to look after the other flank.

Spartan Hoplites
 These can be used as they are or as allies/mercenaries.  I will be adding the shield decals once I get home, I forgot to bring them!

Spartan Hoplites

Two more battlegroups of Spartans, this bring me a total of 22 elements which will make me 3 battlegroups.

Monday 10 November 2014

Commission Work FOW Russians

 Officers and Commissar to lead the brave men of the Soviet Union!

Officers and Commissar

Assault Engineers
 The assault engineers are the heavily armed assault troops of the Red Army that lead the way when taking on the stubborn defenses of the German Fatherland.

A group shot of what I have painted in this session. 28 elements of Assault Engineers, 8 elements of Ivans (infantry), 4 HMGs, 4 Medium Mortars and 6 commanders a total of 261 figures.

These are the latest part of a commisson given to me by a PAW club memeber Al.  He has amassed a very large WW2 Russian collection for both FOW and Bolt Action.

Group Shots

These are the additions to my Persian forces 4 battle groups of cavalry, 2 of light horse, 1 scythe chariot, 1 elephant, 1 of heavy foot, 2 of medium foot and 2 of skirmishers.  Plus 4 casualty markers.
There are also odds and sods that when added to what I have at home make up another 3 battlegroups of cavalry.  
to finish off the entire list I need 1 more elephant and chariot.

I will try and do a whole army shot when home.

Ancient Persian Additions

Guard Lancers
 Ok a group of pictures that show I have been busy painting whilst away.  
Above is a battle group of Guard Lancers which is a specific option under the FOG lists.

Persian Cavalry
 Persian Cavalry was a very large part of the time, I have full FOG complement of 10 battlegroups plus the optional Guard units
Persian Light Horse
 Swarms of Persian light horse would fill the field of battle sowing chaos amongst the enemy. 
Satrap Commanders
 Satraps and mercenary Greeks led the armies of Darius

Mixed Battlegroup
 The Persian Guard by this time had become smaller and added medium foot bow to their ranks.

Scythe Chariot
The 'fire and forget' weapon of the Persian Army......I have 3 and need 1 more to make up the two battle groups you can field.  They are nasty IF they can get in!