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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sumerian Infantry Comparison

Here is some shots of my Sumerian Army which has been in progress for years.  I have mixed in many manufactures and they blend in well when carefully selected.  Best foot overall are Foundry in terms of nice heft and detail.  I have therefore made other manufactures blend in with them. One unit (blue shields) are however Newline with Eureka in back row and command Cutting Edge.
Bald standard bearer is Castaway Arts and some command is Bears Den. Hardest to blend in is excellent but slim, smaller headed Cutting Edge and as such thier numbers are reduced.
Also mixing gives that City State feel of differing equipment form each state coming together to form an army.
In conclusion I am happy I have finally come to my arranged bases.  I spent many months torn between Cutting Edge and my other ranges.  I would have preferred more heft and larger heads for Cutting Edge as that has more appeal at distance e.g. Hicks, Copplestone, Saleh, Aventine etc. Eureka sculpts are not up to newer standard but worth looking through. Castaway are his early sculpts but worth looking at some of the gems in there.  Newline are bit wooden but again some very nice stuff.  Bears Den nice command but out of business.
All together a nice variety is possible for this period in 28mm with careful selection. All painted up in same style will further help blend of ranges.


  1. A great looking army, may be our future one! Splendid shields...

  2. Thanks Phil. I like the bigger Foundry shields best.

  3. Good to see your Sumerians Colin! I think, Foundry, Cutting Edge and Eureka are overall the best ranges and have mixed in all three in my units.

  4. Cyrus.... I have studied your Sumerian photos well. You manage really to blend in figures I would normally think would not. So you have influenced my final figure choice on the bases.
    Now working on another, very long in getting there, army Hammurabic Babylonian.

  5. I'm working on these too! I have some painted chariots from years ago on my blog. Great that Warlord are re- releasing the Cutting Edge ranges...

  6. Cyrus...Hi Mike very much look forward to seeing how you do them. Castaway Arts mixed carefully go great with Cutting Edge to create a very seldom seen army.