These are some shots of the units of New kingdom Egyptians I painted up rather rapidly this winter in preparation for the game I ran at HAVOC this past March.using the gridded /Charlie-David Sweet Ancient rules I had prepared the game on short notice, so with Historicon behind me, I finally had the time to terrain the bases with a mixture of sand and talus, plus some Silflor clumps. Originally I had planned to use the rather tan/yellowish "winter" tufts, figuring that would be best to represent vegetation in an arid environment, but it turned to be too close to the color of the sand and talus, and thus nearly invisible; the Summer tufts were thus called into service instead. I loathe basing, and spend as little time as possible on it. Considering that, I'm pretty happy with how these stands came out!
A "unit" of Light Infantry Archers.
The red stripes on the headress identifies them as belonging to "Division Amun", at least in my scheme!
Amun, one of the chief gods of Egypt
Mostly 25mm Old Glory figures, with a few odds and ends of Garrison models as fill-ins.
More OG Archers; you can see that the "Magic Wash" worked very well to pick out the folds of their "kilts".
Once again, the high percentage of Command figures in the 30 figure Old Glory sets (great value!) meant I had to work to use them all.
The yellow stripes, etc identify this unit as being from "Division Re" in my scheme.
Ra: at one time king of the gods of Egypt; and god of the sun; rode "the boat of millions of years" across the sky in the day, and a different boat across the underworld at night.
Another unit of archers. These guys look well fed, and like they put in some serious gym time, LOL! Maybe they saw "The Five Hundred" and felt they needed to bulk up to compete! :-)
The blue stripes and other accessories identify these guys as belonging to "Division Seti"
Seti (or Set); Egyptian god of Chaos.
The greenish "leather" armor is supposed to represent crocodile skin; probably dark brown would be more accurate, but then it would hardly show, now wood it?
Another archer unit, this time incorporating a "standard bearer" and a hornist.
I have some spare figures and will probably add another stand of 2 figures to each of these units; as I was in a rush, I painted no more figures than absolutely necessary!
Green is the distinctive color of "Division Ptah" in my scheme.
Ptah was the Egyptian god of Creation, and of craftsmen.
Her's a 5th unit with dark red as a distinctive color.
Could be a 2nd archer unit in Division Amun... but that might make the other gods jealous if his Division has more troops than theirs!
With the other units, that makes a total of 30 archers. I'll need to add some close order archers as well eventually...