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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Armoured Persian Sparabara and Archers












I haven't posted anything for a while as I've been on holidays in the Kimberley for a couple of weeks. Swimming in crystal clear water in amazing gorges is a tough gig but somebody has to do it...

These Early Persians are by 1st Corps with a few Essex archers mixed in the unit for a bit of variety. I really like 1st Corps ranges they have bags of character and deserve to be more popular. There are a few comparison shots below with the Wargames Factory Persians I painted some time ago.

















I thought I'd finish my post with a few holiday pics of the Kimberley.


Freshwater croc at Windjana Gorge


Zebedee Springs, El Questro


Rock pool El Questro Gorge


Warning Sign at Ivanhoe's Crossing

22 comments:

  1. Great looking figures! That Croc looks a bit menacing???

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  2. Thanks Ray, the freshwater ones are harmless if you leave them alone but the saltwater ones eat tourists of all flavours!

    Mike

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  3. Didn't the Persian have armoured rhinos instaed of crocs? Good work on those, by the way, and thanks for the comparison shots...

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    1. Thanks Paul, I've seen a model of the armed rhino somewhere - 300 what a load of rubbish!

      Mike

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  4. Glad that sign said crocs can cause injury or death. Amazed some folks needs reminded!!!!
    Persians look fantastic. I agree ist Corps are very nice and dynamic. WF do look really good also. How do the compare size wise??
    May just may good basing and painting making WF look so good???

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    1. People are crazy! If in doubt don't go swimming. I'm not a real big fan of WF Colin, but the Persian infantry and cavalry and their Greek Hoplites are surprisingly good and paint up well.

      Mike

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  5. Great looking mini's. As for the Persian Rhino's, I'm sure they had then 'cause I saw it in a movie, so you know it has to be true.

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    1. Thanks Miles, yep the Persians as depicted in 300 are guaranteed to be 100% accurate...

      Mike

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  6. Fantastic Sparabaras...and dangerous looking croc!
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil, the freshwater ones are considered harmless but still can give you a nasty bite.

      Mike

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  7. Love the Persians and envious of the holiday ;-)

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, the Kimberley is a great place to visit if you ever get the chance.

      Mike

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  8. Great looking Persians and remind me never to go swimming in that area!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, you definitely have to be careful swimming in the top end of Australia...if the crocs don't get you the stingers will.

      Mike

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  9. Fancy! Both the units and the new look.

    FMB

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    1. Thanks FMB, the Persians are one of my favourite armies because they're so colourful but they're usually rubbish in a game.

      Mike

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  10. I'm loving your Sparabaras and their hefty shields! And your vacation pics are wonderful as well.

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  11. Thanks Monty, it is always good to get away for a few weeks and finish another unit.

    Mike

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  12. Wonderful Persians, Mike. Scary looking croc too. Best, Dean

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  13. Thanks Dean, even the freshwater crocs have a lot of teeth!

    Mike

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  14. Figures look great. Not a hugh fan of the Wargames Factory figures despite having an army full of them.
    Swimming with crocs - not my idea of holiday! Harmless if you leave them alone? I suppose that depends on the crocodiles definition of alone time!
    Lovely looking area though - hope you had a great time.

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  15. Thanks Grimsby Mariner. I agree with you about Wargames Factory figures - I'm not a fan either but the Persians and Greeks paint up OK.

    We didn't actually swim with any crocs - the freshwater ones can still bite but we did have a great time and the Kimberley is a fantastic area to visit.

    Mike

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