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Sassanid army

Posted by dykio on 21 Jan 2022, 20:13

Hi fellowmembers,

this is my first post of this year but i promise you it wont be my last (wich gives me 11 months to finish another project... seems reasenable :-D )

I bought the complete range of the hat sassanids and i must say, apart from the horrible plastic of the cavalry sets, they are realy realy nice figures. And i realy hope that they will finish the other 2 sets which are still in development......

So here they are.

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ps. since hat probably wont finish there sets im looking for other sets to use as sassanid catapract and elephants. anybody any ideas?

Thanks for looking

Laterrrrrrrrr
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Posted by Ochoin on 21 Jan 2022, 21:31

A splendid effort!

I've been tempted by what looks like a very attractive range of figures.
I think you're correct in thinking HaT won't complete the range. The difficulty is finding anything of the same size & style.

You could use Tumbling Dice metals.....but they are noticeably larger. Etc. This is the reason I have not bought HaT Sassanids.

Chariobaude might hopefully weigh in & offer knowlegeable suggestions.

donald
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Posted by Ben90 on 22 Jan 2022, 15:09

They look brilliant! Very impressive army :-)
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Posted by Chariobaude on 22 Jan 2022, 19:04

Ochoin wrote:A splendid effort!

I've been tempted by what looks like a very attractive range of figures.
I think you're correct in thinking HaT won't complete the range. The difficulty is finding anything of the same size & style.

You could use Tumbling Dice metals.....but they are noticeably larger. Etc. This is the reason I have not bought HaT Sassanids.

Chariobaude might hopefully weigh in & offer knowlegeable suggestions.

donald


superb army certainly!
Sadly, I'm like Donald: I never made a Sassanid army for lack of enrollable troops. Only Hät did a remarkable but unfinished job, and above all made the mistake of making miniatures of such a small size that it is almost impossible to mix them with others from conversions. Of course, there's Zvevda's cataphract catch-all set, but they're gigantic compared to these miniatures (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1715). Or one can risk a bit of historical nonsense by using the Parthian heavy cav (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1133), but in view of this work done, I would definitely not recommend it!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 22 Jan 2022, 20:09

Super, splendid army Dykio,
You made them very colourful - at least the light and the cavalry.
I share the taste that the Hät foot troops are actually quite well done. I use them for many different epochs. Never bought the Hät Sassanid horse.
I feel like Chariobaude - use Zvesda cataphract (even if big) and maybe even the Skyths as horse archers
With Linear-A pumping up there might be more horse archers on the way some day.

Greets
Michael
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Posted by Peter on 24 Jan 2022, 19:09

Great work Dykio! Hopefully you can find the figures needed to let your army grow! ;-) :thumbup:

PS: I think you can do it in ten months now! :mrgreen:
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Posted by huib on 25 Jan 2022, 11:34

Very nice, Dykio. I especially like the horses clothes.
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Posted by dykio on 29 Jan 2022, 15:15

Thanks guys :yeah: :yeah:

I just made another request to hat to finish the rest but that for sure wil be in vain i guess. Which is a shame because if you look at there horrible ww1 italians output they had better put that energy in there sassanids masters

anyway, thanks for looking and youre great remarks :yeah: :yeah:

up to the next (hedendowah) project

laterrrrrrr
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Posted by OwenChpw on 01 Feb 2022, 02:34

So rare to see painted Sassanids! What a fantastically painted army!
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Posted by Cryns on 01 Mar 2022, 16:29

dykio wrote:this is my first post of this year but i promise you it wont be my last (wich gives me 11 months to finish another project... seems reasenable :-D )


L.O.L. :-D

But what I want to say: I love the painting style of your Sassanids. Well done.
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Posted by Konrad on 01 Mar 2022, 16:56

A man with patience and a steady hand.
Very nice and colorful figs.
Well done!
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