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Alexander the Great, Hydaspes

Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Jun 2018, 16:44

Well finally I made it, a 256 man strong Syntagma or Speira, and I have some more figures beyond that! But I really need to work on the correct formation.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Jun 2018, 17:05

Being trampled by an elephant may cause bodily injury.

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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 04 Jun 2018, 17:28

Massively spectacular!!!
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Posted by MABO on 04 Jun 2018, 20:53

I do not want to be the elephant...
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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Jun 2018, 22:00

Maybe he can call a big cousin..

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(sorry I intruded a bit here) Spectacular work Traveller!! We want to see more!!
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Posted by Susofrick on 05 Jun 2018, 08:17

That is MASSIVE!!!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 05 Jun 2018, 13:49

Some action with the greeks

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 08 Jun 2018, 20:35

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 09 Jun 2018, 12:10

Time for the Thracians to end up in a pile!

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Posted by Konrad on 09 Jun 2018, 12:22

:shock: WOW!!! :shock:
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Posted by sansovino on 09 Jun 2018, 19:29

Wow, what an impressive big army which I would like to see in action!
Will you add still persians against them? And give you us still some closer photos with some soldiers? Unfortunatly you are working only with one light for your photos, so most of the soldiers are disappearing in darkness....
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Posted by carlosfaro on 10 Jun 2018, 12:18

Actualidad the battle took place in India against indians..if there were any persians the they would be part of Alexander asimilated forces!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 10 Jun 2018, 14:24

Carlos is right, if persians are done they will be fighting for Alexander, but I don't really feel like painting another army right now...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 10 Jun 2018, 20:07

Added some more figures to the "syntagma", also made a standarbearer though it's hard to see in the images..

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Posted by Konrad on 10 Jun 2018, 21:09

Traveller1865 wrote: also made a standarbearer though it's hard to see in the images..


I see him. ;-)
Stunning work. :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Jun 2018, 11:14

Some more, apparantly Macedonians didn't use standardbearers on campaigns but it looks nice.

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Posted by carlosfaro on 11 Jun 2018, 11:25

Interesting question, as there are no documentation about macedonian standard bearers but we can not say they had not..
i read somewhere about standards un the Seleucid army,a bit later,some "semiophoroi" (symbol bearers) For me it is quite reasonable to think that complex formations as a macedonian pile phalanx would use visual signs or standards for identification and transmisión of battle instructions..
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Jun 2018, 11:37

In classical Greece they used trumpets, supposedly standards were of little use in so tightly packed phalanxes, the first reference to standards in Alexanders army came after Hephaistion's death and carried by cavalry. Still one has to wonder if they did not have some standard, some symbol of unit pride at least...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Jun 2018, 12:12

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Posted by Kekso on 15 Jun 2018, 09:02

Now that's a WOW :shock: :eh:
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