Saturday, 14 August 2010

Mike's Pikes

Mike on TMP (LEGION 1950) has kindly sent me some photos of a little army he and Mary have knocked together, in Chicago.


Above is a (clickable) collage showing much of the army, which appears to be mostly Foundry.  The army is so large that I couldn't fit all the photos in the frame, and so the photos of the right wing are missing.


The phalanx is extremely imposing!  A total of 12 x 32 man units.  Quite a wall of lead... I like the impact of all the lowered pikes, although all my own will be vertical for storage reasons.


I gather that there are 96 Companion cavalry, alone!


This looks like Alexander, to me.

There must be around 800 miniatures in the army, in total, and from what I can see they are almost all Foundry; by far the largest Macedonian army I've seen.  Very impressive.

7 comments:

Pat G said...

Beautifully painted and an impressive looking army for 28mm. But a little aenemic looking in terms of figure count and impact compared to the Macedonian phalanx pictured here:
https://www.baccus6mm.com/includes/news/28mmmyth.inc.php

Anonymous said...

Make good Yelmalians...

DeanM said...

Whoah! Shocking and impressive.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Pat, I like the look of the Bacchus minis, but the 28mm pikemen really should be in 4 or 6 ranks, 'cos 2 ranks of pikemen is just sad.

Personally I love 28mm figures, because they have a lot more visual impact at big shows and for blogging.

Pat G said...

I don't disagree, but it was the look of the phalanx that got me hooked on 6mm.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Pat, the 6mm phalanx is, indeed, very impressive.

PhilC said...

Fantastic! I love the mass formations - Great work Mike!
cheers,
Phil