Saturday, 19 June 2010

Hoplites

I've added another 8 hoplites to my phalanx.  One day I hope I'll have enough of them to challenge my  rather more numerous Spartans!

The two new elements are front right (photo is clickable).  Six of the eight were mostly painted, and IIRC I picked them up in a figure exchange; painted to a better standard than I manage!  I have painted rather less than half the minis in the unit.  Shields are a mixture of LBMS, VVV transfers and hand painted designs.  All the figures in the unit are Foundry, except one Crusader mini (front, 4th from right).  The Crusader isn't nearly as nice as the Foundry's. IMHO ; he has a wimpy little helmet crest and his forearms are a bit short.

I find hoplites very slow to paint, I think it is the individuality of their equipment.  Give me Romans any day...

7 comments:

Consul said...

I completely agree with your last comment - give me Greek slingers anyday! Pink skin, white tunic, bit of brown for the hair and sling, done.

Nice work here, as usual!
Consul.

EinarOlafson said...

Very nice!! The individuality of every hoplite makes it very slow to paint a unit but the final result is fantastic. I´m happy that LBMS exist :)

Andrés.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps. I think it may be quite a few years before I can deploy a proper phalanx!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nice looking unit and I can appreciate the time involved in painting Athenian hoplites as I've done it myself.

Cheers
Christopher

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Secundus said...

Lovely crisp detail you have in this unit, very nice.

"Histoire de plomb" said...

Nice ones ! I would like to have them as allied in my spartan army ;-)