Newline Designs' Babylonian spearmen. Two such units are already mustered for the Assyrian Wars project. These Babylonians with their large shields may just be my favorite figures from Newline Designs. I love them! Sculpting is great and having the attached, grounded spear integral to the figure is a big plus. The figure is uncomplicated, making painting a snap. The shield is a fine piece of sculpting too.
Returning to the Assyrian Wars project has been very enjoyable and absent from the painting desk for too long. Expect to see a few more units for this project appearing in the painting queue. In the last Newline Designs' sale, I picked up these figures and a few other packs to field a second unit of Hebrews and an Assyrian chariot. It will be interesting to compare the Foundry chariots which comprise the entire Assyrian chariot force to a Newline Design chariot. Upon first glance, the Newline Design cart looks smaller. The horses are smaller too. Hopefully, not significantly smaller. The Newline Design infantry fit very well with the Foundry infantry. Next sale, another unit of Babylonian infantry will likely find its way into my shopping cart. Great figures!
Note: Newline Designs is offering a 25% discount NOW! Yes, I added a bit to The Lead Pile.