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Monday, 2 February 2015

Sea People - Sherden Warband and Bodyguards















Here are a few photos of a bronze age Sherden warband for my Sea People army. The Sherden or Shardana were first recorded in the 14th century BC and some were later recruited into the New Kingdom army of Ramses II as bodyguards. Their distinctive armour and helmets can be seen in reliefs at Medinet Habu and other temples in Egypt. I posted some photos of Sea People chariots last year.

The unit below represents these Sherden bodyguards while the unit above are just raiders, the Vikings of the bronze age! There is a new Osprey book on the Sea People being published this month (February 2015) which I'm really looking forward to, as the only reference book I have is N K Sandars' The Sea Peoples. The figures are mainly the lovely Perry sculpts by Foundry but the bodyguards below also include quite a few Newline Design figures.








14 comments:

  1. Very nice job, a real temptation for me!

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    1. Thanks Phil, you know you need some to fight your NKE!

      Mike

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  2. I wish you're figures weren't so damn good. Now I want to start another period!

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    1. Thanks Paul, the Foundry range of biblicals by the Perrys is hard to beat.

      Mike

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  3. Very nice! Those Sea Peoples really love a shield boss. :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, it hard to go past a good shield boss :).

      Mike

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  4. Lovely work and thanks for the heads up on the Osprey, Ill be starting my own Sea People shortly
    Cheers

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  5. Thanks Steve, the Sea People are a really colourful, interesting and varied army.

    Mike

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  6. Thanks Christopher, they're pretty hard hitting for a biblical army, in Hail Caesar as far as their stats go as well.

    Mike

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  7. Lovely Sherden! Some of the nicest figures around and your brushwork enhances them.

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  8. Thanks Dean, the Foundry biblical ranges are some of the best around.

    Mike

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  9. Great job on these. Really like the plain leather shield colour which is nice contrast. Re Perrys IMHO no other company have ever surpassed or matched their work in biblicals. Newline look good though blended in. They are planning Old Kingdom Egyptian soon. Also note that Cutting Edge have Shardana guard listed as coming soon. Castaway have retired their Sumerian and OKE. I hope they will be redone but fear it may not happen.
    Great again to see great painting and production rate. I am looking forward to that Sea Peoples book.

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  10. Thanks Colin, I agree the Foundry biblical ranges by the Perrys are still the best but like both the Cutting Edge and Newline ranges as well. I have a Pelset/Philistine unit to do next. The Osprey book should be great.

    Mike

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