Thursday, 24 September 2009

King Agesilaus


Wikipedia describes of Agesilaus II, (Greek Ἀγησίλαος) (444 BC – 360 BC) as a king of Sparta, of the Eurypontid dynasty, who ruled from approximately 400 BC to 360 BC.  During most of this time he was, in Plutarch's words, "as good as thought commander and king of all Greece," and was for the whole of it greatly identified with his country's deeds and fortunes.  Agesilaus conducted an interesting campaign in Persia, which presaged Alexander's later conquest, and was concurrent with Epaminondas of Thebes. 

Today's Spartan, like yesterday's Alcibiades, was also excellently painted by Dave Woodward.  The advisor is a Black Tree Spartan, very ably painted by Nick Speller.

4 comments:

Doc Phobos said...

Another great vignette! I like it a lot. Somehow I've never thought of using BTD Spartans... I am always afraid of the quality, which on occasion and in some ranges is awful. That guy looks great tho. Nice of you to expand my horizon. :)

BigRedBat said...

There aren't a lot of BTD Spartans I'd want to use! But that guy and the elders are a must. I think one or two others made it into the phalanx. I'll post my favourite BTD mini, tomorrow...

Doc Phobos said...

Well, sadly that guy and the Spartan Elders (or did you mean Greek) are nowhere to be found. So, I guess, you got yourself an OOP miniature there. :)

BigRedBat said...

You are right; they are under Greeks. There are two different packs of elders, and a nice civilian pack, too. I'm posting a pic of the porter tomorrow.

http://www.blacktreedesign.com/uk/product.php?productid=24214&cat=2446&page=1

http://www.blacktreedesign.com/uk/product.php?productid=24202&cat=2446&page=1

I bet that other officer is there, somewhere; can't see him on a quick check, though.