Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thracian Peltasts

These guys were base painted by a mate allowing me to base them, highlight and finish off the shields, details on the cloaks etc.... this took way longer than I have expected and they have languished on the edge of the painting table for ages and ages. They appeared in their first battle last weekend even though they hadn't been finished 😟 But I have finished them off this week.
As Thracians they are a very versatile unit, and will appear as skirmishers or a larger mixed infantry Warband unit. They fought for themselves and several different masters, including the Persians πŸ˜€ Crusader figures, half were picked up cheap off ebay and then the rest bulked out.

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  1. Great work- one of my favourite ancient peoples.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  2. Those two-handed 'sword' weapons look interesting.

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    1. Thanks the swords are the famous Thracian Rhomphaia (several different spellings available) I suspect they would have them in both separate but also mixed units, I don't quite have enough for a separate unit (yet) πŸ™‚

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  3. A decent looking unit, for barbarians.

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    1. Thanks David......I suspect they will mainly see service as mercenaries πŸ™‚

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  4. Another great looking unit. Really do like your shields!

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    1. Thanks ....you flatter me , very basic design, I wish I could do proper designs but it is beyond me..πŸ™‚

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  5. Great looking unit to use in your great looking campaign!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain yes they will be fighting in the campaign but also as mercenaries in other Greco/persian wars.....

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  6. Well turned out Matt. Who ever they fight for, they look like they will give their opponents a good Thrace-ing.

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    1. Oh yes......they are a real challenge to paint, and took ages even though I did a pretty rough job, you can't see them in the photos but each cloak is patterned. Suspect this is why you rarely see a full Thracian army !πŸ™‚

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