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Friday, 13 March 2015

Impetus Gutian/Lullubi Army

Thought it would be nice to view my warbands together.  By the time I convert another 2 units I will have close to a full army for Basic Impetus rather than just allies to eg Sumerians or Hammurabic Babylonians.
As much as I like the Cutting Edge (middle group) I do prefer figure size/heft of side units.  Although the centre unit is more petite in scale, they seem to blend in due to same painting and basing etc. Flank units contain Castaway Arts , Newline Designs and Eureka with heads from Mad Robot and Hasslefree among the conversions.

Thursday, 12 March 2015


Camera flash has let these down a bit, but very pleased with this unit in the flesh.  I have been working away with green stuff to create fur kilts an scalp locks and pony tails to create this unique unit.
The heads used on some are from Mad Robot  who just happen to make heads just like Amorites in Biblical era making them very suitable for conversions in this period.  Bodies were used from Newline Designs with Mad Robot heads ion some with beards also added to some.  The guy on top of rock is Castaway Arts Babylonian with Mad Robot head and spare head from Foundry Assyrians I think held in hand.  2 other Castaway Arts figures have been slightly converted and 2 Eureka appear as themselves.

These represent Gutian tribes around time of Sumer and Akkad into Hammurabric (1750 BC) period possibly.  I like the wild almost prehistoric look these have.  They were great fun to create and I'm sure I will do more at some point

Gutian Warriors

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Mari Bowmen

Here are couple of photos of my latest Impetus style unit .  These represent Bowmen of Mari form time of Hammurabi of Babylon.
Castaway Arts have done great job on these straight out of WRG Armies of Near East.  I have had these for years and Impetus basing has allowed me to create a unit form 9 figures I had.  Bags of character and I am sure can serve in most armies of the Near East at this time.