Thursday, 16 August 2012

Persian horse archers

Just finished these, some of which may have been present at Plataea:
Willy passed them onto me after I painted some units for him; I think the figs are by 1st Corps.
I deliberately painted them to be as bright as possible, using a mix of the colour schemes I have in mind for the infantry.
I tend to think of light cavalry like these as the ancient equivalent of Cossacks: full of character, with a liking for loot of various kinds.
Normally, I'd paint light horse with a grubby campaign look, but I want the Persians to be colourful.
I used quite a lot of grass and foliage on the sandy bases to make them fit the semi-arid look I'm after.  I really enjoyed painting them.  The running total for 2012 is now 243 25mm figures finished.

9 comments:

  1. Ta much - that was quick, you must have been passing!

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  2. Bright colours definitely work. They look great.

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  3. Very nicely done. I like a good horse archer.

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  4. Great work Paul like the colours!

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  5. Very nicely done, the ground cover on the bases is excellent as well.

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  6. Thanks for the positive waves, folks.

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  7. thanks for posting.

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