Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Companion Cavalry and Command Bases

My Ancient army gets a little help with a couple of Baccus Companion unit's. I can get two and a half units out of pack which is why I bought a couple more packs at Triples as a few units would not really cut it.

Again the plan is not to paint them to win any prizes but to allow me to paint them up in a fairly fast manner. I went with one unit with red and one with blue cloaks as their stand out points. I will be painting a whole bunch in each colour, though different shades to give variety whilst allowing them to be fielded as the blue/red division etc. From speaking to Lee he plans to expand his 6mm armies picked up at Hamerhead by quite a bit so the arms race is on. I also intend to buy a Persian army as I think it could look excellent in this scale if given it's head.

These are very nice sculpts and capture the look of the Companions really well. I will get some of the other cavalry to supplement this pose for some of the other units available to the various Macedonian armies I can bend this too.

I had a bit of a play with these, the blues are in a form of wedge formation whilst the reds play it safe with two lines. The bases are 40x60 from Warbases and give enough mass feel to work along side the larger phalanx and smaller Hoplite blocks. 

Command is catered for with two figures to a 1p for sub-command and three figures on a 2p for the Army commander. This will make it clear who is top dog.

Again Baccus did a top job of sculpting these rather fine figures. Once I have a 2p loaded I will have enough command for four divisions and figures for almost three so I guess I need to get cracking with more of these. Before that I need to clear my desk down a little of what is on it at the moment.

Having had a bit of a test run of 6mm with Hail Caesar I am really excited to get the chance to play a bigger game with lots of painted units, it's going to look excellent. 

13 comments:

  1. Those really look the part. Nice work.

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    1. Just need something for them to charge into

      Ian

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  2. There is no getting away from it - they do look impressive!

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    1. Cheers Phil, more to follow

      Ian

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  4. Well done! It must look impressive seeing them lined up on the gaming table waiting for battle.

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    1. The pike really help to give the idea of bulk, this is what has sold me on duplicating armies I have in 15mm

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Tamsin

      trying to clear my painting table so I can do some more

      Ian

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  6. A great addition, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil, hoping to finish off a few other must do's so I can get back to this army soon

      Ian

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