Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Assyrian Auxiliary Archers

Yes, Assyrians continue rolling off from the paining desk. Today's release comprises a nine-figure stand of Wargames Foundry auxiliary archers.  These figures are a mix of Chaldean and Neo-Hittite models.
Despite some planned rework of refitting and rebasing eight heavy chariots (rework, the wrench jammed into the gears of progress), The Assyrian Wars project makes good headway.  A four unit of mounted archers, another unit of foot archers, and a stand of Hebrew/Israelite spearmen work through the painting queue.
The project has expanded quickly and 28 stands can be counted as complete and ready for service.  Well, make that 20 stands as complete since eight of the finished chariots need runners and rebasing to come up to code.  With Jake working away on Egyptians, motivation to continue is high. 

25 comments:

  1. Very nice work Jonathan. I keep meaning to ask about the plate on the back of your stands. Are you going to make little unit cards and tape them on the stands?

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    1. Thank you, Rod. The plate's purpose on the back edge of each stand is exactly as you guessed. That is, I use it to affix a print-out showing unit stats for Impetvs.

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  2. Another splendid unit, nice diversity of the poses, and impressive painting and basing...Superb!

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    1. Much appreciated, Phil! Your continued support is most encouraging.

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  3. Still loving your Assyrians Jonathon.

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  4. Great looking unit, Jonathan. Those Assyrians are stacking up in numbers now!

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    1. Thank you, Mark! Yeah, the Assyrians are stacking up!

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  5. The great march of the assyrians continues .....lovely figures 😀

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    1. Indeed, the march continues..from the painting desk into the storage box.

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  6. Another great looking unit Jonathan.

    Cheers, Ross

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  7. Great looking unit, nice characterful sculpts and your usual clean fine painting!
    Best Iain

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    1. Much appreciated, Iain! Building an Assyrian Army is a fun, "little" project!

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  8. Great looking unit, don't worry you still have a solid lead. I am currently at 18 stands, but five of those are skirmishers. I am sorely feeling the growing "chariot gap."

    But soon I shall be pumping them out like sausages! *bangs shoe on podium*

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    1. 18 stands is a sizable army, despite having five as skirmish stands. Not sure I have many more stands than that. Work continues on the Assyrians and I am currently upgrading four of my chariots with the addition of "runners."

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  9. Continued impressive production of fine looking troops, Jon. They are faster to paint than Napoleonics to be sure!

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    1. Thank you, Peter! Yes, these are definitely faster to paint than Napoleonics. It is about time to some Napoleonics into the painting queue, i think.

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  10. These are among my favourite light infantry biblical sculpts

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