Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Numidian Archers

Glenn's army will have lots of Numidians, five units of javelinmen, four of light horse, and this one of archers.

I like my Numidians to look very simple, just undecorated tunic in a natural color, plain leather, and very simple shield designs.

All figures are Renegade. More Numidians will follow soon.

These may not be the flashiest looking figures, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this is what most ancient armies looked like.


  1. I was under the impression the Renegade Numidians were sculpted with overly large heads, but these look great! I quite like that warm honey colored tunic choice. Nicely done as usual!


  2. Great looking bunch; really subtle colors, but effective. Dean

  3. Simple, elegant, and a perfect offset to the more colorful units with which they will share the battlefield.

  4. John,

    The Renegade Numidians do have heads that look a little funky when they are unpainted, but painted up, they really work.
    Funny how painting makes all the difference with many figures.

  5. Looking at them a bit longer, it strikes me that their skin tone is perfect.
    These are great! Ccan't wait to see the rest.

  6. @Glenn: indeed. was about to ask how the skin tone was done, as I have a pile of Numidian cavalry to paint!

  7. The skin tone is quite a bit darker than my northern European types. I start with a base color that I mix myself from Dark Brown, Territorial Tan, and Medium Flesh. It comes out pretty close to Territorial Tan. I highlight the skin with Dark Flesh.

  8. Nice painting..love the skin tone