02/06/2020

Persian Light Cavalry

The last of May's output is a pair of Late Achaemenid javelin armed light cavlry, a brace of bow armed and another unit of Scythians


Figures are quite a mix of Hat and Zvezda, I prefer the Zvezda horses for light cavalry, so I used them with the HaT riders. then vice-versa with the Scythians so they would better match my old Rospaks


As before I have based them so they can deploy either closed up for melee ( as per the javelin armed cavalry) or sirmishimg, like the horse archers


In case you hadn't spotted them, the Scythians are on the extreme left.

01/06/2020

Persian Takabara

Catching up with last month's painting here are the Late Achaemenid Persian Takabara which I have based as Peltasts (LMI)

Having created decals for the Kakardes I did the same for these, but it is not perfect as the shield edges are quite rounded, which meant I had to paint all around the edges to match


The figures are mainly HaT with a few Caesar added

19/05/2020

Muscovite Soldatski

Two units of Soldatski and one of Strelets made with the Strelets bonus figures. With especial thanks to Peter from Benno's Figures Forum for trading figures so I could make consistent units.


The pikemen for the Soldatski as simple replacement of the matchlock musket with a pike, trimming off the apostles and painting on a breast and back plate.


Uniform colours are loosely based on the first and second regiments of selected soldatski but the flags are some suitable generic versions I found on the web.


A generic Streltsi unit i.e. not from Moscow


Typical, after taking the pictures I noticed that I forgot to run some paint around the edges of the flags

13/05/2020

Napoleonic Bavarian Limbers

The Bavarians had their own artillery system. The limbers are closer to the Austrian system than the French so I used the Hat Austrian limbers and used some of my last old Airfix limber riders to provide the riders.


I also took the opportunity to upgrde the basing of the artillery guns and crews


Why three limberss for two guns? The answer is simple, as originally I used two guns and crews as "Wurttembergers". At some point I will replace these with the HaT Wurttemberg gunners and repaint the old ones as Bavarian.

03/05/2020

Oh the workbench - May 2020

Already May, it seems an age, since the lockdown started and my painting plans were slightly delayed by the good weather, as I had to do gardening and painting the conservatory instead. But I did enjoy the final result with the Karkades so I'm all fired up to continue with the Persians. I should be working on

  • 3 Napoleonic Bavarian limbers - I've started and decided that all three would be Bavarian and to buy another pack for the Wurttembergers
  • 2 units of 28 Russian Soldatski- also started together with another unit of Streltsi
  • 3 units of 16 Persian Takabara
  • 5 units of 6 Persian light cavalry
  • Loads of Persian skirmishers
  • Start work on some terrain

01/05/2020

Persian Karkardes

So delayed from March due to the lack of decals (and a lack of faith that I could paint a passable design) here are the Karkardes, the Persian Hoplite equivalent.


Some close ups.


I would have placed the more obviously heavily armoured figures in the front rank, but they didn't fit as well


And a rear view

29/04/2020

Persian Heavy Cavalry

It's been a while, since with the good weather I have had to concentrate on the garden and repainting the conservatory. These are the HaT Persian heavy cavalry, this time I have kept the mix of armour over/under the tunic.