Sunday, October 15, 2017

Assyrian Heavy Archers

Well, it seems I cannot let go of painting Assyrians.  Off the painting table today is a nine figure unit of Assyrian Heavy Foot Archers.  Like most of this collection, figures are from Wargames Foundry.  This is the third such heavy archer unit fielded thus far in the project so I am quite familiar with the figues.  Very easy to paint and field.
Despite having sufficient numbers to field a good sized army, the Assyrians keep finding their way into the painting queue.  Quite alright with me.  I enjoy painting them!
Another two units of Assyrians are in the painting queue awaiting their turn at the brush.  Just like Lays potato chips, I can't paint just one.  At some point, though, I really must move on to another project.

32 comments:

  1. Your collection is simply stunning!

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    1. Thanks! It has grown quickly, has it not?

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  2. Another excellent addition to the army.
    I know exactly what you mean I keep coming back to the Assyrians - I just stalled on chariots at the moment. I might need to paint some more spears first to get me going again.

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    1. Chariots are a bit of work. Good idea to switch to a unit in which you see more "instant" results to get the painting mojo back.

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  3. More great looking Assyrians! Your obviously on a roll with this period!
    Best Iain

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    1. Roll on Assyrian, Roll on!

      Your kind comments much appreciated, Iain.

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  4. Some fine looking archers Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  5. Lovely Archers (though not of the Borsetshire variety), Jon! Your Assyrian Summer is spilling well over into Fall, and becoming an epic worthy of Gilgamesh himself! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Peter!

      Based on your latest ECW BetRep, if you were my scribe, the exploits of my Assyrians would ring echoes of the epic Gilgamesh!

      My "Assyrian Summer" seems to be extending into Fall, for sure. I am getting an itch to return to some 15s, though. Thoughts of pushing a unit or two of 28mm Napoleonics are also in mind.

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  6. Assyrian Addiction! Lol! Very nice additions, Jonathan. I live the color combo on the kilts.

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    1. "Addiction" is a little harsh. I prefer propensity to paint...

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  7. Gotta love any army where you can combine the terms "archer" and "heavy."

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    1. I agree, Ed. I think "heavy" is shorthand for heavily armored as opposed to wearing only a linen tunic.

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  8. You can't have too many Assyrians! Lovely work as always.

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    1. Aaron, I can't answer your first question yet. Too soon to know!

      Your encouragements on my painting are much appreciated.

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  9. Great job Jonathan. If you keep up this pace the will have to be another parade soon.

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    1. Thank you, Mark! These archers have been added into the Gallery in the Header Bar. As the project grows, the Gallery will too. Well, provided I remember to update the Gallery with each addition!

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  10. Lovely archers Jonathan! The old WRG book Armies of the Ancient Near East is definitely worth getting, if you don't have it. It is out of print but you can get it through Abebooks.

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    1. Thank you! I do have the Stillman and Tallis book on the AANE. Terrific resource. Actually, I have more than one copy as a bit of redundancy.

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  11. Very nice as usual the good thing about painting a whole army at roughly the same time gives them a consistent feel....very nice 🙂

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  12. That's a cracking looking unit Jonathan.

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    1. Thanks! Good to see you in a more frequent visit rotation, Ray!

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  13. Nice work on these! Amazing to see the collection growing even more.

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    1. Thanks, Rod! Another two units on the painting table now...

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