Saturday, January 31, 2015

15mm Ancient Greek Cavalry

Classical Greek armies didn't make much use of cavalry on the battlefield, using them to harass light troops on the flanks and to mop up broken phalanxes.  It would take Philip II of Macedon to introduce actual shock cavalry to the battlefield.

These figures are all Old Glory.  The command stands are mounted generals, but as Greek generals fought in the front line of the phalanx, I used these to eke out a couple more stands of cavalry.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Men of Bronze

This was a pretty big project, not so much in number of figures (there are 352 painted figures here), but in detail on each.  I wanted my Greek hoplites to look the part, so I painted the alternating bands of colors on helmet crests, hand painted designs on each shield, and painted patters on shield rims.  I'm happy with the result.

All figures are Old Glory 15mm.  The bases are Litko.  I based the shield designs on Little Big Men Studios' excellent transfers.  If I were doing this project all over again, I would just buy the transfers!




I have 24 cavalrymen based and should have pictures on the blog in the next few days.  Then I have about 100 light troops to paint.  I am waiting on some Spartan hoplites from Xyston to come in the mail.  Once they are done, this army will be finished!