Sunday, October 29, 2017

Egyptian Archers

A second stand of Egyptian archers musters out from the painting desk.  Like the Egyptian archers before, figures are from BTD's excellent Egyptian range.
Since the Impetvs Assyrian Army list allows two Egyptian archer stands as an option in an Assyrian army, this may be all I need to augment my Assyrian army.  Of course, they may see action in an Egyptian force opposing the might of Assyria.
Wearing only a kilt and light equipment, the Egyptian archers can be fielded quickly.  I varied skin tones a bit but kept tones to the darker shades likely present in an Egyptian Kushite army.

32 comments:

  1. Another lovely ancients stand!
    Best Iain

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  2. Nice differences in skin tone to mix up the look and break up the uniformity of the unit.

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    1. I agree that varying the skin tones adds some interest to an otherwise minimal garb.

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  3. Nice I have a half unit of these (Foundry) but every time I go to a show foundry never have any in stock I will get some soon 😀

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    1. I have not painted (nor have) any of the Foundry Egyptians. In the catalog, they look quite good.

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  4. Nice unit, would have done the same for the skin tones.

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    1. Thank you but yours would have looked much better!

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  5. Very nicely done again, Jonathan.

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  6. Another fine looking unit Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  7. A great looking unit to compliment those Assyrians.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thank you, Dannoc! I few more still remain to join the Might of Assyria.

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  8. Great looking unit Jonathan. I like the varied skintones and must try it when I get around to the Ottomans for my own projects.

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    1. Thank you, Mark. I look forward to seeing your Ottomans. At the rate you paint, likely on parade next week, right?

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    2. Not next week. I have to travel for work and I don't think the TSA will take too kindly to me taking my paints on the plane. Actually the Ottomans will probably not appear until next year...still deciding whether I will use the Brigade Games figures or wait for the Perrys to turn their's out.

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    3. Why not use both Perry and Brigade Games' Ottomans? Hicks' Ottoman's are terrific.

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    1. Conrad! Great to see you popping by for a visit and a comment. Much appreciated. Hopefully, you are finding time for some hobby-related activities in your busy schedule.

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  10. Great work on these and, as a few others have noted, the skin tones looks great.

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  11. Very nice job Jonathan, a splendid addition!

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  12. Looking good, Jon.
    Painting for the enemy? :-)

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    1. Thanks, Peter! "Painting for the enemy?" Of course not!

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  13. Not only is it a good looking paint job, but I think you are now painting Egyptians at a faster rate than I am. (I am assuming that was what Peter was alluding to?)

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    1. Well, my supply of Egyptians was quite small. Just enough to get a taste of painting them and field a couple of units. The archers paint quickly and your comment about Egyptian archers vs Landsknechts is well taken and understood.

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