Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Assyrian Wars - Scythian/Cimmerian Horse Archers

No surprise out from the painting desk today.  Nope.  More work on the Assyrian Wars project.  This time, the Assyrian Army receives recruits of the light cavalry variety.  Figures are Wargames Foundry.
Joining the swelling ranks of Assyrians, two light cavalry or 'CL' in Impetvs parlance take their place in the battle line.
Positioned on the base in a swirling motion gives the effect of the light horse archers harassing their foe by keeping a steady rain of arrows upon the enemy.  As each warrior unleashes his arrow he rotates back to reload before returning for another round.

Still more Assyrians in the queue including two more heavy chariots mustering out after the refit to a large base and additional of infantry supports.

20 comments:

  1. The running around in circles looks really good.

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    1. Thanks! It will add some variation to the look of a battle.

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  2. Very nice, and a good addition to the forces.

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    1. Thank you! EVERY unit painted is a GOOD addition, right?

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  3. What a great running idea! Looking great Jonathan!

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    1. Me too! I did the same for another army. I think it was the Reconquista project with light bowmen.

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  5. Nice painting and ace basing! They look great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! The circling archers lends a bit more interest to the base, I think.

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  6. Very nice looking cavalry Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  7. Very cool. I like the dynamic posing.

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  8. I agree; Lovely and dynamic!
    I think your Assyrians are threatening to outnumber mine. You do realize that cannot be allowed.....

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    1. Thanks!

      I wonder if I am approaching the size of your Assyrian Army? Three more units plus the rebasing of four chariots is still in the works. After those, I may shift gears to another project or maybe not.

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  9. The swirling effect works beautifully.

    I have a pile of skythians to someday paint I may have to steal this idea (though it might be tricky to pull off on a smaller base...).

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