Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thracian Unit

I painted another six Thracians so we could field a unit of 12 using the same sized figures. Dave's are old Minifigs and are small 25s.

I really like painting these even if all the patterns are a pain. I didn't go mad on these but when I do the next lot will get more patterns on. I have included a female Thracian as I often try to sneak a girlie into my armies.

So, that's it for Greeks for the time being. Now all I have to do is wait for the Artizan Spartans!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Last Greek skirmishers

This is my third and final unit of Greek skirmishers for Cynoscephalae this Saturday. Thirty six skirmishers painted in just over six weeks (all except one which I painted in January). I still seem to have quite a few in my drawers so I'd better work out how many I would ever need for an army. One day I will have to resolve the "are they spears or javelins?" issue and add a spare javelin if the latter.
For Cynoscephale, with the Thracians that I should finish tomorrow, I will have painted:
36 Greek skirmishers
12 Cretan Archers
12 Thracian Peltasts
6 Italian javelin men
8 Greek Light Cavalry
16 Greek/Macedonian Heavy Cavalry
2 Macedonian Generals
There are also all the Punic Romans I painted as well, thinking they might be needed. In fact, I think I am just taking 24 Velites.
Even so, that's 92 figures plus the Romans. They will nearly all be useful for the Spartan Mercenary Army, earlier Greek armies and Macedonian armies.