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Monday, 31 December 2012

Warlord Macedonian Royal Guard












First post for the year - here are a some photos of the Warlord Games Macedonian Royal Guard with Foundry Command. I've had these on my painting table for ages but seeing the Alexander the Great exhibition in Sydney a few weeks ago (see previous post) has inspired me to finish them off over the holidays.

I've painted them as Argyraspides (Silver Shields) and converted a few of the Warlord phalangites to make up the unit, by adding blobs of green stuff on the sides of helmets as plumes. The Macedonian Royal Guard are the same figures as the Warlord phalangites but you also get twenty four metal heads and embossed shields. Fitting the metal heads and plastic torso can be a bit tricky and the poses leaning forward tend to become top heavy. By using polystyrene glue first to seat the head and reinforcing it with super glue you do get a very strong bond.

Best wishes to everyone for 2013!











21 comments:

  1. Excellent looking phalanx. Looks like the Warlord guys are close in size & style/sculpting as Foundry. Good to know. Thanks for the great first of the year post. Best, Dean

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  2. Thanks Dean, they do mix quite well. Happy New Year!

    Mike

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  3. Beautifully done. I love the "silver shields" effect. This is, IMHO, the colour and look should be. Well done and echo Dean's comments, great first post to the Newe Year. Happy New Year mate to you and your family.

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  4. Very nice; they look as though they mean business.

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    1. Thanks Caliban, they do but Guard units are often disappointing in games...

      Mike

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  5. Thanks Marcus Maximus, the shields just have a wash of AP Strongtone acrylic ink. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Mike

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  6. Very very nice Cyrus. Happy New Year.

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  7. Gosh even more pikemen! Everyone's at it, this New Year! :-)

    Very nice, Cyrus, I've not seen a unit of the Warlords, before. Looking good! Simon

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  8. Great looking pikeman unit! It seems Macedonian pikeman are the rage this year.

    Christopher

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  9. Wonderful macedonian phalanx, a fantastic work...Happy new year,
    Phil.

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  10. Thanks Rodger,Simon,Christopher and Phil...it must be the Year of pikemen. Happy New Year to you all!

    Mike

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  11. Thanks Matt, Happy New Year!

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  12. Great phalanx, the silver effect is spot on. Happy 2013 Mike

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  13. Thanks Mike, Happy New Year to you too.

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  14. What an impressive looking unit, the silver shields really set them off.
    Happy New Year Mike,
    Pat.

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  15. Thanks Pat, best wishes for 2013.

    Mike

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  16. Looking great again. Wish I hade your drive for getting models painted up.
    Cutting Edge has listed Sea people and 3 man Ugarit chariots if you ever go back to Hittites etc.
    Happy New Year.

    Colin.

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    1. Thanks Colin, I haven't done much on any of my biblical armies lately but that's good news about the new ranges. Happy New Year to you too.

      Mike

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  17. Thanks and Happy New Year too!

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