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Friday, 22 June 2012

Late Achaemenid Persians



Mardian Archers - Wargames Factory, Vendel and Old Glory







Here are a few photos of some Late Achaemenid Persian infantry. They are small units of skirmishers, Mardian archers (Wargames Factory, Vendel and Old Glory) and Takabara peltasts (Old Glory, Essex and Black Tree Designs). We're hoping to have a Satrapal Revolt game soon with two Late Persian armies, Satrap to Satrap, so I'll post some photos, a report and may even include the army lists.

This week in the mail I got a pack of the fantastic new plastic Victrix Athenian Hoplites which I've started to assemble. I'm really looking forward to painting these! I also got my copy of the new Hail Caesar Army Lists: Late Antiquity to Early Medieval these have sixty army lists ranging from Palmyran and Middle Imperial Roman through to Teutonic Crusader and Mongol. As you'd expect from Warlord Games, this is a pretty classy supplement full of great photos.

Recently I downloaded Dr Phil Hendry's Augustus to Aurelian rules from the Too Fat Lardies site. These look like a really interesting and innovative set of ancient rules - TFL with  elements of HC. Obviously a lot of care, thought and knowledge has gone it to it and it is a beautifully illustrated and amazingly good value for 12 pounds or $20 AUD!



Takabara Peltasts - Old Glory, Essex and Black Tree Designs





8 comments:

  1. Nice units, and a good way to represent the diversity of the army. Are you thinking of Cunaxa by any chance?

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  2. Lovely paintwork on these figures Cyrus.

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  3. Very nice intricate paint work!

    Christopher

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  4. Thanks Caliban, Rodger and Christopher. I 'd love to refight Cunaxa, Caliban but we don't have enough painted troops at this stage. Our Satrapal revolt (Paphlagonia vs Kappadokia) is based mainly on what we have painted!

    Mike

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  5. Some very colourful units and once again a good mix of differenr figures which seem to work well together.

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  6. Thanks Silver Whistle, Persians are one of my favorite armies because they are so colourful but they rarely do well on the table.

    Mike

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  7. Those Persians are looking very nice and colourful, a great work!

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  8. Thanks Phil, hopefully they will see action in our Satrapal revolt game soon.

    Mike

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