Friday, April 15, 2016

The Persians Are Coming - The Start of A New Army



Over the last few days I have been a little busy painting, basing and rebasing the start of my new project...and what wargamer does not have a new project??? So the first two units I completed were some 1st Corps lads with Crusader Miniatures hoplite shields and transfers. They are to represent later Persian infantry armed in a similar manner as to mentioned at the battle of Issus. I also thought they might also represent Asiatic Infantry. The other two units are again for the very nice Crusader Miniatures later Persian range and are to represent Persian or Asiatic archers. All have been based and ready to go for Impetvs, and will hopefully get a look into out Impetvs battle this Sunday afternoon.


The first unit of Later Persian line Infantry or Kardakes



And the second unit of Later Persian line Infantry


With archers in direct support


It was also the first time I had used the Crusader shield transfers and stuffed up the first couple of shields (which are hidden in the rear ranks), However I have to admit they certainly change the look of a unit and are well worth investing in. 


Two units of archers 








23 comments:

Gordon Richards said...

Superb. Love the detailing!

Phil said...

Amazing job, from the splendid figures to the beautiful and realistic bases...

Paul Howes said...


Absolutely Fabulous Painting Style! Greetings BB

Caliban said...

Lovely work - I would really love to do this army some day too...

Nate said...

Fantastic!

jmilesr said...

Fantastic work - It's always fun to start a new army isn't.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what it's like to finish one....

Vinnie said...

Ha that is very true jmilesr to tell the truth I have finished one army and that was my colonial Boers lads...it did take a couple of years though.

Regards

Nathan

Jonathan Freitag said...

Gorgeous brushwork!

Silver Whistle said...

Superb painting and the bases are eye catching.

What is your colour recipe Nathan for the bases and who makes the grass tufts, if you don't mind sharing?

ludoredguard said...

très beaux régiments

Juan Mancheño said...

Great painting work; they are very nice!

Michael Mills said...

Gorgeous brushwork Nathan! The basing is superb too. Really sets them off nicely.

Vinnie said...

Simon,

I paint the base with a watered down Citadel paint (Zandri Dust). Once dried I apply (but dry brushing) three layers of Vallejo dark sand, but each time I add a little more white paint to the mix. The grass is 'Gamers Grass' from Great Escape Games.

Regards

Nathan

Carlo said...

These look wonderful Nathan and the Persians shield designs are wonderful mate. Great to see the Impteus bug has well and truly taken grip in Townsville.

Vinnie said...

Thanks Carlo. I even had a call from Scott who is sending up a couple other units painted by Leroy, which will be a great addition to the growing army.

Spyros Staikos said...

Mate these look awesome as always.

Andrew Parr said...

Lovely tone as usual Nathan.
Andrew

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments Andrew and Spyros.

Regards

Nathan

Phil said...

These armies are just splendid, outstanding details...

Silver Whistle said...

Thanks Nathan for your basing info, I will have to get some of those Great Escape tufts as they look very good.

Vinnie said...

Not a problem Pat happy to help anytime

Anthony Foxwell said...

Fantastic display...great photos of a dramatic game

Vinnie said...

Thanks Anthony

Regards

Nathan