As part of my Persian army pack by Baccus was enough Hoplites to paint up two units. These are AGR01 Greek Hoplites Advancing and as such come in the normal four figure across strips rather than the four deep if the attacking version (AGR02). This makes it much easier to paint the shields.
I also found them that little bit faster to paint which is always a bonus. So each unit is twelve figures across and four deep to give me 48 figures a unit. Half the number of one of my Macedonian phalanx.
This time I stayed away from the joke shields, though I resorted to using Greek alphabet letters to add doable variety to the blocks.
The Hoplites are based on 60x30 bases so no space to add dice cells which is unfortunate. Typical of Baccus these have good detail that the use of simple drybrush picks out detail to aid painting them up.
This gives me four blocks which for the time being is enough. My next work on this project will me Persian, a mix of infantry and more cavalry but I also need to get some chariots and command done. Once they are painted up then we can look at getting a couple of games in.
So Partizan was over the weekend and it seems it went down with others the same as me, a great day and I am happy with the new venue. It also proves that a move to this type of venue does not mean a loss of atmosphere. The hall was buzzing and it took till around 3pm before it started to slacken off.
Add in the Bloggers meet up and other arranged meets and it was almost a perfect day. My purchases were very much restrained, just some more dice cells and mini casualty markers from Warbases and the Warlords Black Powder expansion The Last Argument of Kings. Must be the first show I have not bought any figures from, not that I am going short at the moment.