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DBA Egypt-Army I/22

Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:28

After a long time I can present something new from my workbench. And keeping in mind that we had our FIGZ-Meeting today, it is a good moment to add something to the bring and show area. ;-)

This is my newly painted DBA Egypt-Army I/22b. I started with this project in Lingen where we had a FIGZ Promo in Januar

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First part: The General in this case the Pharao (LCh). I tried to build bases, where the chariots cross a field with the remnants of an even older culture. I am not sure if this really works. When looking at it I am not sure if the bases are overfilled...? Cool is the Lion which is side by side during the attack. Figures are from Caesar.

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Here you see the 3x 2-horse 2-crew chariots (LCh) Caesar as well.

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:33

Next part of this army are 3x spearmen (4Bd)

The figures are from Schilling Miniatures. Masters by Frank Germershaus. I love them and I used nearly everthing from his range as you will see. And I would like to mention that the service of Ulrike Schilling is top notch. So a pleasure to buy stuff there: https://www.schilling-figuren.de/produkt-kategorie/1-72/altertum/aegypter/

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:36

The army of New Kingdom Egypt is famous for it's archers as well. Here you see 2x 4Bw from different Caesar sets:

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As an alternative not from the DBA list but just for me, I based some Caesar Nubian bowmen as well:

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:39

The Guardsmen of the Pharao where mentioned in the DBA list as well. The sherden can be build as 3 or 4 Bd.

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Caesar as well.
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:48

A very fancy unit is the Lybian Warband (3Wb) from Caesar:

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Btw: As a source for research I can recommend the relevant Osprey books but also https://www.zinnfigur.com/Buecher-Medien/Zeughaus-Verlag/Heere-Waffen/Schertler-O-Text-Lunyakov-S-Illustrationen-Die-Heere-im-Alten-Orient.html

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In German only and the famous Tessloff series:

http://www.fuhrmann-figuren-shop.de/epages/15505724.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/15505724/Products/"SoLe%200839-0"

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:53

The last unit for the 1/22b version of the Egypt army are the psilois.

Here you can choose between Nubian archers, Syrian, Lybian or Bedouin javelinmen. Even Caesar can not provide Syrian fighters and I have no idea where to get some in 1/72, so I have only build the other options:

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Posted by Michael Robert on 07 Jun 2020, 15:54

Hi Jan,
you do well in reminding us of our bemissed FIGZ. Next year we'll catch up.. Don't know yet how, but we will.
Now to your figures. Great paints and great army. You have been really busy.
The lion is nice, no, impressive. Hardly believable the little go actually supposed to "hold" this giant animal with a small rope.
I am sure you have alreay some wargaming planned.
I will be happy o see these in live some day
Best wishes
Michael
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 15:57

And just as a gag or cause fear in my Italian counterpart on the DBA table, I used the Dark Alliance Mummies to build 2x (4Bd) speacial infantry force:

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 16:06

What you need as well to play is a camp, here it is:

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For the tent and most of the camp followers and sentries I used the Schilling range, but also some Caesar ancient civillians.

What is still missing are the terrain pieces for the gaming table. And one special part I would like to build is the Build up Area (BUA). This goes without saying because The Schilling range provides cool parts for a camp, as the temporary shield walls and the Pharao-Tent.

This is only a test to place all the people in the camp that are painted already.

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 16:14

To have different options, I also painted the Egypt-Army I/22a. This has some other units you can use:

First the overview:

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You have also the chariots and the archers, but you can choose another archer unit or some heavy axemen (4Bd):

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These are Caesar and one Zvezda.

As psiloi skirmish archers or javelinmen are possible. For the second option I used Zvezda figures as well. They are to big compared to Schilling and Caesar, but for DBA it is ok for me.

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 16:20

And as you have seen for sure there are three units still missing: These are 3x 3Bd. I have to finish and to base them. :oops: :oops: :mrgreen:

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That's it. Next step will be they corresponding army of the Hittite Empire I/24 a+b.

Also for these armies Schilling figures have infantrymen:

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https://www.schilling-figuren.de/produkt-kategorie/1-72/altertum/hethiter/

And the chariots and some other units I will take from Caesar. But you have to be paitent with me... :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 07 Jun 2020, 16:36

Looking great Jan, I hope to see them on our next FIGZ promo show, or next year on this special FIGZ day.
You done a great job here, with colorful paintwork.
Thanks for sharing it today on "our day"
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Posted by Konrad on 07 Jun 2020, 16:39

A very nice and successful Egyptian army.
We have a "Home Office" FIGZ?
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 16:54

Konrad wrote:A very nice and successful Egyptian army.
We have a "Home Office" FIGZ?


Only unofficially, Konrad. ;-) :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jun 2020, 17:01

Fantastic army Jan... mummies are my favorite
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 07 Jun 2020, 17:06

Wonderful work Jan! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 17:16

Many thanks for you kind words. Good to have posted some painted figs after a much to long pause!
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Posted by Wiking on 07 Jun 2020, 17:25

I am not so in this timeline.
The camp is nice.

But the eye catcher for me are your Dark Alliance Mummies.
Variations of green. Sparse but effective use of other colors to the Mummies.

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Posted by Ben90 on 07 Jun 2020, 17:33

Nice army! Those mummies look great!
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Posted by Jaques on 07 Jun 2020, 22:37

Wonderful and complete work with the Egyptians. Excellent painting, my friend. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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