Saturday, March 25, 2017

Assyrian Chariot Pass-in-Review

With the Assyrian chariot refurbishing sub-project having been completed for a few weeks, high time for a Pass-in-Review.  Having pushed the planned nine chariot review onto a back-burner, Peter's Canaanite chariot review (see Gonsalvo's Chariot Review) prompted action on my part.

The nine, four horse chariots are all from Wargames Foundry's excellent 25mm range.  Each chariot is a massive playing piece with much heft.  Collectively, they represent a colorful and impressive force to field onto the gaming table.  When these are all deployed upon the battlefield, they will present a fearsome force to face.  

With a chariot core of nine vehicles, the new 25mm Biblical project is off to a very good start.  Having laid a solid foundation for an Assyrian Army, attention must now turn towards calling up a number of supporting units.  While many other projects are seeing their turn at the painting desk, at some point Assyrian foot and horse units must begin to find their way into the painting queue pipeline.  A large lot of Assyrian lead has found its way into The Lead Pile awaiting attention.  Until that time, I have these fine fellows to admire. 



40 comments:

  1. A very impressive force. They look magnificent. Well done and I look forward to seeing the other units as they are completed.
    My Assyrian force is coming along but i started with the other units first but have stalled on the chariots.

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    1. This is a big chunk of lead, no doubt. With the contingent of chariots mustered out, I am more motivated to press on with building other units. I look forward to following your Assyrian project.

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  2. Now those are awesome in the true sense of the word. Brilliant!

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    1. Grouped in a block for photos, they are an appealing sight!

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  4. Wow! And in 25mm no less. Those must be as impressive to view in 3d as they are in heft. Good momentum, no doubt, to carry over to the rest of the project.

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    1. I agree, Ed. Most pleasing to see this block of lead fielded and ready for battle. Now, where are their supports?

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  5. Brilliant! I've been hoping you would show them all together. They look amazing, especially compared to the shape they were in when you got them.

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    1. Glad you like them, Aaron! Very good to have this rehab project finished. With the nine carts finished, I am more motivated to begin working on supporting units.

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  6. They look great massed like that. The variation in the blanket colors really helps give a sense of variety. Hopefully I can have an adequate force of Egyptians to face them by year's end.

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    1. Thanks, Jake! Having you field an opponent will be great fun as we build up to enough units for a game. Year-end? I will mark this commitment on my calendar. I better get busy too!

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  7. Fantastic and scary!
    I love the Assyrian Army so I am looking forward to seeing more of them
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you, Steve! I am becoming quite fond of the Assyrians too and look forward to tackling more. A unit of foot is on the painting desk at present. Well, along with half a dozen other projects too!

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  8. They look spectacular all together. You must be pleased as you have been chipping away at tidying these chariots up over a couple of months (from memory).

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    1. Peter, it is most pleasing to be viewing these nine from the finished side of the ledger! It has been a few months' work, no doubt. I plugged away on these one or two at a time in between other painting activities.

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  9. They do give a wonderful impression of thundering striking power, that 'heft' translates into something very visual.

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    1. I agree with your observation. Perhaps, another interpretation of the famous "Might Makes Right" cliche?

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  10. Most impressive mass effect, and each of them is a masterpiece...Simply stunning!

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  11. Superb chariots Jonathan, great to see them en masse!

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  12. Those look great - and are rather impressive en masse!

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    1. Thanks, Markus and I agree! But will they fight?

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  13. Talk about a Tour de France... oh. wait, that's the other hobby! :-)
    A true Tour de Force! Most impressive, and beautiful. Honestly, the Assyrians meant them to look completely overpowering!

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    1. Then the Assyrians accomplished their goal! A line of four horse chariots is an imposing sight.

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  14. Great looking chariots individually, en masse they're awesome!
    Best Iain

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  15. Jon, this is a fantastic achievement, getting this mass of aggressive two-wheeled Assyrianness together. Congrats on sticking with it. Well worth your time. I started to giggle a bit when it struck me that, with their beards, the crew look a bit like the Elbonians from Dilbert, only more deadly.
    I am sure they will come down on their hapless foes like the proverbial wolf on the fold, to quote someone.

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    1. Thank you, Peter! They do look like Elbonians. I wonder if that was the inspiration?

      When I am commanding the Assyrians, I hope that they can muster such proverbial power.

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  16. What a sight! I have been waiting to see this, Jonathan, and the wait is worth it! Simply fabulous!

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    1. Hi Mark, glad the wait was worth it! Now, I must begin work on supporting units.

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  17. A wonderful looking collection of chariots Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  18. Ooh, I missed these earlier - They're amazing! You could have quite the game of Faustus Furious!

    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/210470/faustus-furius

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    1. Ancient Assyrian chariot racing? That would be a good way to settle old scored. Thanks for the link!

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