Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assyrian Light cavalry... and a BTD "everything" Flash Sale!

Just completed are some Assyrian Light cavalry figures I bought from Black Tree Designs during their post Christmas sale last year. These are the first cavalry from BTD that I have painted, and they are very nicely done.


This first unit has a Yellow/blue color scheme.

The BTD horses are very nice.... and also very large!



The size of the horses is probably part of why their cavalry doesn't go on sale very often.


The dark "Magic Wash" really worked well on these figures to pick up the details in the sculpting.


Third figure to the right must have taken an arrow to his horse. Not sure how he got bent over that far, but since corrected!


The horses in this unit have a very dynamic pose - but you can see how bending might easily occur with the two front legs in the air!


A blue-grey, orange, and white/silver color scheme for this lot.


I used some "weed tufts" on these bases... more on that anon!


BTD cavalry come 3 to a pack, and I only needed 8 figures for these 2 units, the spare one was mounted singly as a Leader of Hero for use in To the Strongest!


Some new flowering tufts adorn his base.


In case you don't get their email news, Black Tree Designs has a very short lived sale on just about everything at 30% off:

From now until midnight Thursday we have sales across the board. 30% or more Off pretty much anything that isn't a Dragon!

Yes it includes platoons. Yes it includes cannons and vehicles. Yes it includes chariots and cavalry. Yes it includes all the DW ranges.

Come on over but be quick!

UK Office - eoeorbisuk.com
US Office - eoeorbis.com

 

Sale ends March 30th


Maybe Jon needs some Assyrian cavalry to add to his marvelous Chariots, and perhaps now is the time for Jake to start his own Egyptian Chariot collection, eh?

21 comments:

  1. Excellent stuff, Peter! I have been wanting to see the Assyrian cavalry beyond the photos on the website.

    Yes, I saw the sale and am very tempted to pick up cavalry but, perhaps, not for the Assyrian project. I have a large number of Foundry Assyrian cav and am afraid the BIG BTD horse would dwarf them. What do you say about BTD vs Foundry Assyrian horse?

    By the way, the BTD horse with only two hooves on the ground can be a problem...

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    1. Funny you should ask about the horses... In with that mega batch of Assyrian horses that I started this week (which includes the above BTD figurtes) are Hinchliffe Assyrian chariot horses, and some Foundry Assyrian HC horses (picked up 2 packs of them from a clearance bin at Historicon over 10 years ago, and am finally getting around to painting them; indeed, they will probably be the next unit to canter of the desk. The BTD horses are indeed quite a lot bigger. I think that was somewhat of a mistake on their part, as this was pretty early on in domesticated horseflesh, so they would have been smaller than modern day horses if anything. Still, they look great. My guess is that in units of their own they will look fine. Mixed together in the same unit, not so good at all.

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    2. Add - the BTD Egyptian Chariot horses are definitely smaller

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  2. Wonderful job on the cavalry, love the horses and the mix of blue and yellow...spectacular!

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  3. Super animatiion on those chaps

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    1. They are very nice sculpts for sure!

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  4. Lovely work. I like BTD myself and ordered another dozen Norman Cav last night. I've been waiting for a while for those figures to go on sale.

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    1. Thanks, Robert; the sale is worth waiting for!

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  5. I like BTD's figures as well. They paint up nicely... as your work shows.

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    1. Thank you, John. I have to thank Jon for making me aware of them... and their sales!

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  6. Your cavalry look outstanding. I took you up on the BTD heads-up and have my first brace of Egyptians Chariots en route. It has been almost a month since I ordered the infantry, and I haven't seen those yet, so it could be a bit of a wait.

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    1. Thanks; glad you liked them. With chariots on the way you are well and truly into an Egyptian army! You can sometimes wait for BTD... but the sales make it worth it, and it isn't like you need to paint them this month!

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    2. Maybe not THIS month but maybe NEXT month?

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  7. Very nice Peter. I particularly like the yellow and blue shades you have used.

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  8. Lovely looking assyrians, nice looking sculpts and you've done a good job on them.
    Best Iain

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  9. My favorite ancients army the Assyrians. Peter, yours looking too pretty for their future tabletop campaigns. Need some city sacking time..... smoote thee enemies.
    M

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Sadly the thing that is being sacked today is the ancient capitol of Assyria, Nineveh. It is located in modern day Iraq, and today is called.... Mosul!

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