Tuesday, February 20, 2024

28mm Achaemenid Persians: Light Infantry

 

The Persian army gets four units of javelin-armed skirmishers. For these troops, I went with a more subdued color palette, figuring that these troops would be drawn from the peasantry.


















I am getting close to done with this army! I have one unit of chariots, one unit of light horse archers, and two units of slingers left to go. After that, I can move on to the Greeks!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

28mm Achaemenid Persians: Light Cavalry

My Persian army needs four units of light cavalry. The rules call for three bases per unit. Why did I do four? I have no idea.

















Light infantry is on the desk now!
 

Monday, February 12, 2024

28mm Achaemenid Persians: Elephants

One Commands and Colors Ancients scenario requires five (5!) elephant units. Fortunately, these Persian elephants are generic enough to be used for pretty much any classical army.

My camera gave me some very washed out looking photos, but these can at least give an idea of the spectacle. I cannot wait to get all then elephant models on the table at once!






 

The Persian light cavalry are also done. I should have some pictures of them in the next couple of days. I am nearing the finish line on this army!

Monday, January 29, 2024

28mm Achaemenid Persians : Scythed Chariots and Generals

My Commands and Colors army will need three generals and two units of chariots. The round bases with gold rims should set off the generals well on the tabletop.


The chariots from Old Glory are GREAT! I went for colorful, and these should pop on the table. I need to buy another bag of chariots for the second unit.





I only have light cavalry and light infantry of various types left to paint.
 

Friday, January 26, 2024

28mm Achaemenid Persians : Medium Cavalry

The Persian parade continues! These two units of medium cavalry bring my total to three, which is all I need to play the base Commands and Colors scenarios. I need six units for the epic scenarios, so I will likely add to these in the future.










I only have a few more Persian troop types before I can pivot to the Hellenes. I am loving this project.