Tuesday, 31 December 2019

New Year, New Herds!


Over Christmas I've been working on three new herds of elephants, two of which are for the new Salute game (Battle of Ipsus)  and the third for the previous-planned Salute game (Thapsus, which I've pushed back a year). The new game, Ipsus, should enable me to get the better part of thirty howdah-less nellies on the table. There may have been as many as 575 elephants at Ipsus.

All of the Indians at the front (mostly superb Aventine resins, with some nice old Vendels, painted by Dan Toone and Shaun McTague) need to be finished and based or re-based. The six Aventine nellies at back left, and eight more not shown, need to be painted- they will be Macedonian ride-ons. The ten nellies back right (and below) are Aventine resin Africans, painted by Kevin Lucas). 


Below are some of the Indians. The riders are magnetised and can be removed; I'm not entirely sure whether that is necessary, but it is kind of cool. It might help with storage, and gives me the option of replacing Indian riders with Macedonians. They are all on my crinkly-edged batbases.


A very Happy New Year to all! I hope this finds you and yours well. A couple of chums are going through challenging times at the moment, and I'll be thinking of them at midnight. I hope we all have a rip-roaring Twenty-Twenty! 

13 comments:

Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

Happy New Year!
Looking forwards to seeing more from the elephant painting and preparation workshop.

fireymonkeyboy said...

Happy new year! I'll look forward to seeing these on the table.

marinergrim said...

Happy New Year to you too. Now that should be a stunning looking game.

Michal Kucharski DwarfCrypt said...

Happy New Year!

Michael Awdry said...

Happy New Year to you Simon.

Lisov said...

Happy New Year!

Matt Crump said...

Beautiful an intimidating at the same time...might have to book a ticket to salute this year 🤔

Bartek Zynda said...

Happy New Year!
I'm not sure if I manage to do Salute this year but good luck with all those elephants.

BigRedBat said...

Happy New Year, all!

caveadsum1471 said...

Great looking elephants! I look forward to seeing them at salute!
Best Iain

Bluewillow said...

Fantastic mate, what a great project! All the best for 2020

Cheers
Matt
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JeffJ said...

Awesome display! The other good reason for magnetizing the crew is if you want to stick on towers later. I use pins, but magnets may make more sense.
Cheers
Jeff

BigRedBat said...

Yes- keeps my options open!