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Late Achaemenid Persian Army

Posted by Fire at Will on 29 Jun 2020, 21:22

Catching up with my progress as recorded on my blog:-

Chariots and Commanders
It's been a while as I had some problems with paint supplies, I use Humbrol acrylic sand 63 as undercoat/primer and I was running out. I found somewhere on the web who could supply them. But after despatch I had an email saying they weren't included in the order as they were out of stock. A rather panicked search around and I decided to try the Vallejo primer instead as it was available. So here are the scythed chariots followed by the commanders.
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One of the chariots was obtained as a swap without any horses or crew so I had to sort out something to replace them.
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The colours are very odd as the commanders chariot (at the back) should be purple not blue?
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Persian light infantry
a more varied selection of troops, six units in total.
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In the front Cissian archers, then slingers and then more "persian" archers
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Persian Levy

The last pair of units for my Persian Army, These are those bought along to fill up the numbers.
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The right hand unit is made up of two different nations, Sakae to the right and Sogdians to the left. The other is a bit of a mis-mash of remaining figures
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The Sakae and Sogdians had head swap to increase the variety.

Conclusion
I should say that this completes the army, but I'm sure to find other bits and pieces to add, and I've already decided to rebase my Greeks to match so I can also use them as mercenaries as well as opponents.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Jul 2020, 14:32

Fire at Will wrote:Conclusion
I should say that this completes the army, but I'm sure to find other bits and pieces to add, and I've already decided to rebase my Greeks to match so I can also use them as mercenaries as well as opponents.


I often wonder if things like “completed armies“ or “finished projects“ do really exist or if they belong to the world of myths and legends. ;-)

Thanks for sharing this extensive piece of work, your colourful Persians are a great sight. Already looking forward to their Greek counterparts! :thumbup:
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Posted by ToneTW on 04 Jul 2020, 23:21

Amazing army and lovely choice of colours!
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