Sunday 29 April 2018

Raphia, the Latest

My work rotation and therefore my painting time is coming to an end for now, this is the final batch....

The final bases for the Seleucid Arabs, two javelin armed light foot units and one bow armed skirmish units.

Also something I should have done from the beginning, casualty or disorder markers.  These are just cut down figures based on foreign coins I had laying around.

The last unit of Egyptian Pike, these are the levied peasants of the Ptolomy kingdom.

This is unit number four, each unit has 48 figures so just 192 figures in these 'throw away' units.

All four units, side by side will make a great 'speed bump' for better quality opponents.

And these are the better quality opponents, the third and last 'Silver Shields' of the Seleucid elite pikemen.

So what is left.....
Ptolomy....5 Elephants and 1 Pike Phalanx
Seleucid....14 Elephants, 3 Pike Phalanx and 1 Unit of Thoraikai
And some Generals for each side.

Wednesday 18 April 2018


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.