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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Libyan Archers








Here are a few photos of a small unit of Libyan archers. The figures are by Foundry, beautiful sculpts by the Perrys. These archers are supposed to be from the Tjemehu tribe who were light-skinned and fair-haired unlike Berber tribes like the Meshwesh and Libu. I have a Libyan warband on the painting table at the moment and these count as light infantry in Hail Caesar against the medium infantry of the Egyptians, so they will probably need all the support they can get in terms of skirmishers!

Cutting Edge Miniatures are releasing packs of Libyans, Nubians, Middle Kingdom Egyptians and Sea People chariots in September this year, photos of some of these can be seen here:
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A really great reference book for painting if you are interested in the armies of the New Kingdom Egyptian period is Monuments of Egypt and Nubia by Ippolito Rosellini a friend and associate of Jean-Francois Champollion (translator of the Rosetta Stone). I have two slightly different abridged versions of it and both feature gorgeous full colour plates by the artists Giuseppe Angelelli, Salvatore Cherubini, Nestor L'Hote and Gaetano Rosellini.








10 comments:

  1. They were a bit fiddly.

    Mike

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  2. Excellent as always. The Chariot era has always been a strong draw for me - dabbled several times but never fully immersed myself. your blog makes that resistance harder. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Grimsby Mariner, there are so many great armies to choose from.

      Mike

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  3. Great paintjob, once again...the poses are really impressive, love the archer on the knees!

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  4. Thanks Phil, they're Perry figures - top notch as usual.

    Mike

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  5. So simple yet beautifully detailed. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, all the Foundry Perry biblical figures are top notch.

      Mike

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  6. Looking great. These IMHO are still among best ever Perry sculpts. I have Amorites almost done and close to photo. Then I will do fun Libyan command base.....

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  7. Thanks Colin, sorry for the delayed response - been on holiday in the Kimberley for the last two weeks. Look forward to the Amorites and Libyan command.

    Mike

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