Saturday, 10 March 2012

Persian Command

These are my test figures for the colour scheme I want to use for my unit of Immortals for Plataea:

I've gone for really bold colours to make them stand out.  I usually avoid yellows and blues because they were relatively expensive and, thus, rare.  Which is exactly why I chose them for the Persians - the more opulent, the better.
I did consider doing some really intricate designs on the clothing, but settled for the bright and bold look.
  I wanted a sort of compromise between full court dress and a campaign look, especially for the unit to follow.
These are the first Achaemenids I've ever painted.  I must say that I am really enjoying them; they make a nice change from regimented Romans or bronzed Greeks.  Figures are by Foundry; the transfer I used for the standard is by LBMS.  It's a 15mm Kardakes shield design, which fits nicely onto the small square standard.

9 comments:

  1. looks great Paul those Lbms transfers come in very handy and give a great finish!

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  2. Thanks, Willie, you must have been passing through...

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  3. Looking good Caliban. There's no mistaking persians for anything else.

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  4. Very nice looking figures there. Always liked the Persians, one of my favourite armies. Generally root for them against the Greeks. It's and underdog thing. Look forward to see more.

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  5. Looking very regal. The Blue and Yellow does give the impression of wealth and prestige unlike those savage Greeks

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  6. Very nice Paul. I've done the same thing with the standard on some late Achaemenid Satrapal guards I'm painting!

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  7. Thanks, folks. Cyrus, it just goes to show that great minds and all that. Kingsleypark, that's kind of the impression I wanted to give; it will be interesting to see how they perform in battle...

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  8. Excellent choice of colors...stands out quite well



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