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Antiochus' Silver Shields

Posted by ToneTW on 09 Oct 2017, 00:16

Continuing on from my Seleucid settler phalanx I have now finished the Silver Shield phalanx using the same Newline Designs 20mm "African Pikemen" from their Carthaginian range.

King Antiochus III has spared no expense, purple tunics for all! :xd:

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Posted by FredG on 09 Oct 2017, 09:13

ToneTW wrote:King Antiochus III has spared no expense, purple tunics for all! :xd:


:P :-D :-D :-D :xd:
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Oct 2017, 09:19

The best deserve the best!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 09 Oct 2017, 13:19

another round of applause!!!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Oct 2017, 14:53

Purple prickly to each splendid point. The Romans will be red faced when first setting sight upon these. BB
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Posted by Konrad on 09 Oct 2017, 15:33

Great figs! :thumbup:
Great pics! ;-)
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Posted by Ben90 on 09 Oct 2017, 16:09

They look fantastic! I like the wood-effect you have created on the sarissas!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 10 Oct 2017, 13:48

Beautiful!
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Posted by sberry on 11 Oct 2017, 07:35

They look great!
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Posted by Kekso on 12 Oct 2017, 07:49

Nice, nice, nice, nice, nice :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Oct 2017, 10:10

Are these the cool guys with drawing pins? BB
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Posted by bilsonius on 12 Oct 2017, 17:19

"The Romans will be red faced when first setting sight upon these..."

Don't forget the famous story of how Antiochus boasted to Hannibal how his splendid army would stop the Romans. Hannibal is said to have replied to the effect that it certainly would; it would take the Romans ages to loot the corpses...

PS: In addition to drawing pins/thumb tacks for shields, one can also use upholstery pins; these are deeper and more concave,as in some illustrations of phalangite shields.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Oct 2017, 18:05

I love ingenious creative ideas in the hobby. Thanks for passing a few on.
They are in my box of things I must try and do. BB
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Posted by ToneTW on 13 Oct 2017, 18:32

Yes, I used drawing pins, bought some brass ones on ebay and seen these silver ones in wilkos... saved loads of time not having to paint the front. I am sure I was inspired by Cameronian's only a wargame blog that featured Caesar miniatures late republican Romans as chainmail clad pikemen with a drawing pin shield or something similar :thumbup: : http://pregunpowder.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Classical%20Seleucids

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Posted by panzerman825 on 16 Oct 2017, 06:51

Excellent paintwork on these figures. The thumb tack shields are fantastic....perfect in size requirements and lustrous as well. Bill
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