Thursday, 16 May 2013

Another day, another phalanx...


These are the based rear-rankers for my Machimoi phalanx, that I showed (unbased) a few days ago. 

Machimoi were recruited from amongst the native Egyptians, and I've given some of them a slightly darker skin tone, accordingly.  Most are un-armoured (the armoured minority were painted by Craig, thanks!), and I based the tunic colours on those shown in Stephane Thions's Soldat Lagide.  I really love the Foundry WotG pikemen, and the un-armoured ones are so very easy to paint.

11 comments:

TamsinP said...

they look great simon :)

sebastosfig said...

Most excellent and impressive, Simon

Lee Hadley said...

That phalanx has 'keep away' written all over them! Really impressive stuff.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks all! I had a scaled-down rehearsal on Tuesday, photos of that to follow in due course...

thehermit said...

look great! is the book soldat lagide worth getting if you lack the skill to read French? i saw it on amazon the other day

BigRedBat said...

I think it is certainly a worthwhile book, if you are thinking about doing a Ptolemaic army. It shows its progression nicely, from Alexandrian to a Roman system, and the changing gear.

fireymonkeyboy said...

Once again, tremendous work with this project.

FMB

Jonathan said...

I love that some of them simply grabbed their gardening hats when running out the door...

BigRedBat said...

Thanks FMB!

Yes I wanted to use as many boaters as possible, to make them look rural. The Egyptian peasants also seem to have worn a pilos-like hat, which is handy, too.

John Lambshead said...

sigh, I still haven't started mine.

Millsy said...

Great stuff as always mate!