Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Late Period Thracian Infantry - The Kallinikos Skirmish



And the painting continues....over the last couple of days I have managed to paint two very nice Crusader Miniatures Late Period Thracian's for my Impetvs collection. I have had these figures in a box for a long long time and finally, after playing Basic Impetvs, decided that they needed a coat of paint and an Army to join. Thus I created two Light Infantry Thracian units for my Successor Pike Army. 


Both units I have painted come from the Osprey Publishing 'The Thracians' plate F (The Kallinikos Skirmish 171 BC). The first unit, in the brown and white strips, represents figure F3. This figure is shown in the clothes worn by a hunter in Alexandrovo tomb paintings. But I think the brown sets the figures and unit off very nicely.






The second unit is painted from figure F1, who represent the Thracian's described by Plutarch at the Battle of Pydna. They were described as wearing black tunics. Black can be hard to shade but I am happy with the finish product.








16 comments:

Jonathan Freitag said...

Excellent work! No better rules than Impetvs, in my opinion.

Carlo said...

Beautiful work Nathan...as usual.

Joshua Archer said...

Well done! They look great!

Cyrus said...

Lovely Thracian units!

Unlucky General said...

Your bases are very effective.

Tarty said...

These guys are looking great ....

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I do like the Crusader Range and they are very easy to paint....more will have to come I think.

Regards

Nathan

Gordon Richards said...

Oooh...they look superb, especially the first unit. Great stuff!

Spyros Staikos said...

fantastic!

Nate said...

Sweet brush work mate! Both units look mint.

Alestat said...

Are cool

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Splendid work. I like this unit a lot, especially the striped,tunics.

Juan MancheƱo said...

Great painting work, really fine.

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments fellas it is great to hear that you like my painting. I prefer the brown stripped ones as well.

Phil said...

Superb!

Moiterei_1984 said...

Lovely! The black Cloth came out nicely.