Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Hypaspists ready to go.





Originally I bought enough Hypaspists for a different set of rules but under FoG I am at least one base short (well technically I am 2 figures short). Fortunately Reading is this weekend and I have the figures ordered through a mate who will be there. Other than the shield I have used base colours so it will not be difficult to get the same results on the rest of the unit. I had enough figures for 5 bases of 3, this will go up to 12 bases of 3 figures. I had the choice of Heavy or Medium (3 or 4 figures a base) I went with three as I have plenty of Heavy options and felt the extra movement gained by being Medium was well worth the trade off. If I am wrong I will convert to Heavy.


Figures are Magister Militum (ALM7) 15mm and are the first figures I have had from these guys that I am not 100% happy with. A fairly heavy mold line runs down the face, from a distance this is OK but a lot of Macro shots could not be used as the faces of all the figures are disfigured. Worse though is the shields they have what can only be called a rough patch that makes painting an emblem on them a little tricky and whilst I hope it was just this batch I expect to find the next lot looking the same. Other than that they are very nice figures and once I have full battle groups I think they will be a presence on the battlefield.



A little thin on the table right now but it's another unit off the list. Till next week I now just have 12 Companion Cav and 24 Thracian Peltasts to paint. Still I need to get some kind of command figures for my Macedonian army, any suggestions?

4 comments:

  1. http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/gal_mpa1.html

    Try this link, figs from Essex, they fit in well with Chariot figures. And I'm sure they'll be at Reading too.

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  2. Hi Ray

    Thanks for that, I agree, I have a chunk of Essex in my Persian Army as you will see as next up for rebasing is the Saka Horse which is a real mix of suppliers. I will have to wait for Command figures as Lee was at Reading today. Whilst I will be working on the macedonian army over the coming months I don't see it being played (other than as part of Lee's force) so command is not desperate, but will pick some up (old opponents had these figures) AND i have a mate dropping some old figures off for me to have as he never did paint them, maybe Command will be in these (old Selucid Army)
    Meanwhile I also have a few hundred French 6mm Naps to get on with.

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  3. Great looking figurines! Keep up the nice work sir.

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  4. Thanks Chip,

    no issues with that, just been told I wont be able to work for at least another 4 months but possibly a year plus, oops LOL

    ian

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