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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Elamite Cavalry

Ashurbanipal receives messengers at the royal court warning the Elamites are mustering a large army intent on crushing the Assyrians. Ashurpanipal quietly absorbs the news. The master of war has been waiting for this opportunity to once more glorify himself and the nation in battle......He stands up form the throne with fire in his eyes.."Let there be war" Painted up these fine Cavalry quite a few years ago. Will multi base them into units of 5 later for To The Strongest (Impetus sizes as usual). The figures are from Eureka 28mm Elamite range. Some very nice detail on them and go well with Foundry Assyrian range. They could also serve as Babylonians.

16 comments:

  1. Fine looking cavalry, Colin. They surely look dangerous and threatening.

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  2. Very nice, Colin!

    I noticed that Irregular sell what must be Elamite archers as Assyrian auxiliary archers. I am contemplating a mass purchase...

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  3. Thanks guys. Simon...I think those in Irregular list are kilt and bare top Aramean type as in Eureka Assyrian list

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    1. What a shame. So what would be an affordable, bigger 28mm contemporary foe?

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    2. What a shame. So what would be an affordable, bigger 28mm contemporary foe?

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  4. Great work, a very impressive unit.

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  5. Simon:Fighting 15s do Elamites for £1.87 per foot figure at present. Not cheap but cheaper than Warlord and some Foundry I suppose.

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    1. Too dear for a big army, alas. Are there any sources as to how Egyptians looked in that period?

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  6. Simon...I thought you were keeping Biblical armies small? mabey you just meant unit size. Egytian from this era is Kushite. Again its Eureka who do some infantry. Some Saite Egyptian would probably work but not available in 28mm. A TMP guy has been talking while re making some though.
    Failing that NeoBabylonian?? However you would have mix manufactures for more diverse looking army.

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    1. An Elamite army would be expensive as it is relatively numerous and includes the quite-expensive carts. Hmmm. I suppose I should worry about getting the Assyrians painted first! I'll have a look through some Ospreys, though.

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  7. Excellent work on the Eureka Elamite cavalry.

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  8. Hi Mike. Meant to add last post that I had some Eureka stuff. I have 4 chariots which really nice. Simon..very mush look forward to seeing your Assyrian efforts.

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    1. So am I! I have been somewhat bogged-down this week. :-)

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