Tuesday, October 29, 2019

28mm Hoplites

These Crusader Miniatures hoplites have been sitting in a box for ten years!  When Jon, Kevin, and I played a game of Commands and Colors with my 28mm ancients miniatures, I thought it would be nice to add a Greek army to the table.  Each unit consists of four bases.  With the 28 figures I already had painted, this will enable me to field nine hoplite units.

The figures are all mounted on 60mm by 30mm bases.  The spears are from North Star.  I cut them longer than you usually see on wargaming miniatures, but the real spears were 9 to 12 feet long, so this is accurate.  Shield transfers are all from Little Big Men Studios, and are brilliant, as usual.
















I also painted up three bases of generals using figures from the spares box.  These are all from Wargames Foundry.




I'm starting in on a new round of commission work now, so it may be a while until I add to this army.  Hopefully it won't be another ten years!

11 comments:

  1. Great work - nice mix of armoured and unarmoured hoplites!

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    1. Thanks! For Commands and Colors the armored fellows will be heavy infantry and the unarmored will be medium infantry.

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  2. Your Greeks look great! What is on deck for your next commission?

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  3. Hand painting the shield borders gives the shield decals a more hand-painted look and ties them in nicely with your painting style. Well worth the extra work.

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! I am looking forward to gaming with them.

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  5. Truly spectacular Scott. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! I have to find some good Persian figures now.

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