Last year I had the rather crazy idea to paint a complete new army in 6mm to use in games using the To the Strongest
rules. These could be used against my existing Republican Romans. I quickly decided I would paint them as part of the Analogue Painting Challenge
and started planning what units I wanted and ordered nearly everything in one hit from Baccus 6mm
. When it all arrived I knew I had a big job on my hands and started planning how I would tackle the job as part of the Challenge. I initially thought completing the army would take nearly the whole 13 weeks of the competition but as soon as I started painting I realised that my progress far exceeded my projections.
In a little under 9 weeks the army has been completed and here it is in all its painful glory (those pikes are sharp!).
And unit by unit here they are...
|Epirot and Macedonian Pike Phalanx|
|Greek and Sicilian Hoplites|
|Thessalian Heavy Cavalry|
|Tarantine Light Cavalry|
|Greek Heavy and Light Cavalry|
|Greek Bowmen and Indian Elephants|
There are more units I can add at a later date (allies mostly) but for now I am very happy to have completed this army as fast as I have...now I just need to find anther army to top this in next years Challenge!
Incredibly nice ! From shields to basing...ReplyDelete
Well done Lee! A great achievement getting it all painted in under 9 weeks :)ReplyDelete
As for the sharp pikes, one way to avoid your hands becoming pincushions is, of course, to make this the Padawan's army and play the opposition ;)
Oh the Padawan will definitely be playing this army. It includes Elephants... I'll never get a look-in!Delete
Cracking looking army. What army will be next though? They need something good to fight against now.ReplyDelete
Well I have 9 months to decide so I need to hit the books and pick something interesting.Delete
Excellent work Lee; there is something deceptive about painting 6mm, I think. I always think it won't take me long, but the numbers involved tend to take forever! Commendable, sir.ReplyDelete
If I hadn't been doing these for the Painting Challenge they would have taken forever!Delete
Awesome achievement Lee! Well done.ReplyDelete
Now THAT's what I wanted to see! Thanks for sharing it! Excellent work!ReplyDelete
They look spectacular, congratulations!ReplyDelete
Those look awesome!!! Excellent work!ReplyDelete
Well done Lee! Thank gawd for the Challenge eh?ReplyDelete
Well done, fantastic Pyrric army, "bravo" !ReplyDelete