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Friday, 10 May 2013

Seleucid Elephants





Elephants & Cretans on the Seleucid right flank

Elephants & crew by Aventine, HCH/Tin Soldier & Old Glory

Foundry Cretan archers painted by DPS 








I've just finished painting three Seleucid elephants for our refight of the Battle of Raphia this Sunday. The photos give you a bit of a preview of what the game will look like. Not all of the Seleucid forces are assembled yet and my rickety old table tennis table will literally be groaning under the weight of the combined armies. 

Hopefully the game will look pretty good and it should be a lot of fun. Can the Machimoi win the day for Ptolemy IV or will the Seleucid advantage in elephants and cavalry be telling? I'll post a report and photos of our refight, after the game on Sunday.







Elephants on the Seleucid left flank






24 comments:

  1. Elephants are always very nice, but yours, yours...wonderful, really impressive!!
    Phil.

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  2. An awe-inspiring sight. May the best elephant win...

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  3. Looking lovely! Can't wait to see the photos, as Raphia is close to my own heart.

    I have some of those Aventine nellies, to paint, myself...

    Cheers, Simon

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  4. Oh wow, those elephants are amazing and inspirational. Beautiful work.. that purple and gold/bronze looks great.

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  5. These look great. I like the fact they all look different but the bases seem to unify them.

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  6. These look fantastic, looking forward to the AAR

    Ian

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  7. Fantastics figurines !!!!! Very impressive !

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  8. Ok, how many elephants do you have?

    Too much wargamer porn there. I love them

    Cheers

    Seb

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  9. Superb figures!!! Gotta love the elephants!

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  10. Thanks guys, the Aventine nellies are the best. It will be interesting to see who wins the elephant battle and how the rest of the game goes.

    Cheers

    Mike

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  11. That's cracking looking elephant formation!!

    Christopher

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  12. Thanks Christopher the Aventine nellies are superb.

    Mike

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  13. Looks fantastic. I am a big fan of those Aventine elephants.

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    1. Thanks Colin. They're fantastic figures and a lot of fun to paint.

      Mike

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  14. Thanks Pat, it will be interesting to see how the game goes.

    Mike

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  15. Chap can't have too many elephants.

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  16. I totally agree John, especially when they're as nice the Aventine elephants are!

    Mike

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  17. That's how they should look like. Impressive Mike

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  18. 10 ellies? WOW! The table will be groaning under the weight of that lot alone. Great looking bunch and looking forward to your AAR!

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    1. Thanks Monty that's 10 for the Seleucids and 7 for the Ptolemies!

      Mike

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  19. first congratulations for the work.. the question is which is the righ colour, red or purple for the elephant ? .. i mean for seleucus dynasty ?? thx

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    1. It could be either, check the Montvert book Seleucid Army by Nick Sekunda.

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