Monday, June 12, 2017

Assyrian Slingers in 25mm

After two large stands of sixteen Assyrian heavy infantry each (see: Heavy Infantry I, Heavy Infantry II), I lighten it up a bit to field two, four figure stands of Assyrian slingers.
As the heavy infantry before, these slingers are from Wargames Foundry's excellent range of 25mm Biblicals.  Sculpting is first-rate and still top of the line after many years in production.
Each stand maintains the tunic and kilt coloring to match each of the earlier heavy infantry units.  Once I move on to auxiliary troops, unit attire will likely see more variety and less "uniform" uniforms.  Next off the painting desk for this project is a stand or two of Assyrian archers.  I am also considering rebasing the King's chariot stand to increase the frontage to a regular-sized base and adding a few runners.  For now, all of the other chariots will maintain their half-base frontage.

28 comments:

  1. Very nicely painted, Jonathan. I agree the Foundry Ancients still look great.

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    1. Thank you, Dean! There really are very few bad Foundry lines of figures. In fact, I think I like them all!

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  2. Great brushwork. I like an Assyrian army due to the chariots, cavalry and infantry armed with large shields. Cracking stuff.

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    1. Much appreciated, Dannoc! We like the Assyrians for many of the same reasons. And, they just look cool!

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    1. Thanks! One day, you will see them on the gaming table. Tempted to field an opposition force?

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    2. Yes I am. Who do you have in mind? Babylon? Elam? Horse nomads?

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    3. A better question might be, "who do you have in mind!"

      Neo-Babylonians, Neo-Elamites, Aramean, Neo-Hittites, Israelites, Philistines would all be good choices. Even with Jake building an Egyptian force and I an Assyrian army, Egyptian or Assyrian would work too. They did fight each each. So many interesting choices.

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  4. Lovely looking unit, can't wait to see the whole army on the table!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. A whole army photo is a LONG way off! More units are winding their way through the painting queue.

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  5. Well done Jonathan, impressive and beautiful slingers!

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    1. Your encouragement is always welcome, Phil. Thanks!

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  6. Catching up after a long work week - they looks superb; I especially like the fringes on their tunics!

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    1. Glad you like them, Peter!
      After a hectic workweek, you deserve to relax today. It is Father's Day!

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