Sunday, September 18, 2016

Early Achaemenid Persian Spearmen - 1st Corps Miniatures


This will most likely be my last post for the next four weeks as I am heading away again for work. However these lovely 1st Corps Achaemenid Persian Spearmen were painted by the talented Leroy Simpson over ten years ago and have changed hands many times since. Originally based for Warhammer Ancients but then rebased by Scott Robertson for Impetvs. I intend to use them in my Later Persian Impetvs Army as either Guard Infantry with bow or Kardaces equipped as peltasts. Then again in the Basic Impetvs list they can be simply Levy spearmen.......so many decisions. 








The skirmishers I will just play as Armenian or Kappadokian skirmishers armed with javelin.




11 comments:

Phil said...

Leroy Simpson did a great job painting these figures ten years ago...amazing! and regardless which morale/troop type/class they are meant to represent under impetvs rules sets they look great and the colours used on the models/miniatures also look awesome!...so on that note :o) ..Thanks for sharing this post to us followers! :o)

cheers,

Vinnie said...

No worries Phil I will pass you comments onto the 'Master' Leroy.

Regards

Nathan

Neil Scott said...

Nice looking figures

roma912 said...

Impressive painting and basing here. These will look good in any role.

Cheers, Ross

Phil said...

Wonderful job...and colors!

Caliban said...

Thanks for posting more of Leroy's work ; these are inspirational.

Vinnie said...

Not a problem Caliban Leroy does not have time so I am more than happy to share his work.

Carlo said...

Wonderful figures Nathan and another example of the hidden gems in the First Corps ancients range. Lovely paint job as well!

Vinnie said...

There are certainly many hidden gems in the 1st Corps range Carlo. The latest Scythian Heavy Cavalry are exceptional I think.

The Kiwi said...

They look excellent. cheers

Vinnie said...

Thanks Kiwi

Regards

Nathan