Thursday, May 18, 2017

Assyrian Heavy Infantry II in 25mm

A second, sixteen figure stand of heavy infantry marches out from the painting desk.  Like the heavy infantry before, this stand is comprised of either elite or guard footmen on a standard Impetvs-sized base.
With two heavy foot units in the books, time to turn attention towards a couple of bow units as support.  Under Impetvs, archers can be joined with heavy foot to form a large unit.  The caveat is that the bow and spear must be of the same class.  That is, elite foot can only be joined with elite bow.  Given that, the bowmen will have helmets and likely follow a similar color scheme to their accompanying heavy foot.  Of course, not so many figures will be present for a bow stand.
Figures are from Wargames Foundry's excellent Biblical range.

28 comments:

  1. More lovely looking Assyrians, the green works particularly well and they look fine crammed together as a a solid block of infantry.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! The green shield looked good to me when paired with the medium blue tunic/kilt. Sixteen of these guys on one stand has a lot of heft.

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  2. Another great looking unit. Beautiful work!

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  3. They look fantastic, the green shields are great and give them that much more character.

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    1. Much appreciated! I agree that the green shields give the unit some punch.

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  4. Lovely work. That green really stands out and I find it to be a great look for the troops.

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    1. Thanks, Rod! The color combination works for me too!

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  5. Now that looks solid and a very strong pump! Well done Jonathan!

    Christopher

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    1. Now that is a fine comment, Christopher! Much appreciated!

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  6. more nice work another good looking unit 😀

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    1. Thanks, Matt! You know, building an Assyrian Army is a fun project.

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  7. Looking good, as always, Jonathan.

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  8. Nice work. I think the Green is a nice change of pace. I am focusing on keeping a white base with red, blue, and yellow accents. That should make for some nice contrasts on the tabletop. I will have some Chariots done fairly soon...

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    1. Thanks! I like the green too. Since this unit and the one before are either guards or elite, I gave them a uniform tunic. "Regular" may not look so uniform. Probably a lot more of the white and light grey/light brown palette.

      Chariots on your work desk? I look forward to seeing the results. I have archers and slingers on mine.

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  9. I just noticed the figure in the back. He looks like he just declared his is "done with this unit's ^&*%! and is not advancing any further."

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    1. Yeah, the guy in the back rank with folded arms is my favorite. Great figure and a real character!

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  10. Another excellent job. I'm not an ancients player (yet), but I would opt for the biblical/age of chariot if I were. Always good to see these.

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    1. "Yet" is the key, my friend!

      This is my first crack at a Biblical/Age of Chariots project and I find the Assyrians quite pleasant to paint.

      Thanks for your encouragement!

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  11. Marvelous unit, Jon! I think the "back-ranker" may be intended as an officer; My Minifigs "officers" have a similar, folded arms pose, which makes me suspect it is taken from the bas-reliefs themselves. The Minifigs ones wear a long cloak, though. I also enjoy painting Assyrians (they were my very first Ancient army). Their look is very distinctive. Even if you use drab robes for the regulars (I didn't!), you can still throw in plenty of color with the fringes.

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    1. Thanks, Peter!

      The back-ranker is indeed an officer from the Foundry Command pack. Great figure and a favorite of mine.

      The fringes can add quite a bit of color, as you say. More Assyrians are in work on the painting desk now including two units of heavy archers and two units of slingers. This has the possibility of becoming a colorful army. Very fun to paint.

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