Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sassanid Cataphracts and Leaders

The last of the pre-Historicon painting spree charge off the painting table.

Aunit of Sassanid Cataphracts (28mm Old Glory).


I went with thicker wire for them for durability reasons; the thinner wire looks a bit better but is much more prone to bending sand detachment.


The detail on these castings was quite good.


The color scheme for this unit is and a very pale green (CC "green tea"). 


Dark Chestnur horses

Extras from the pack of 10 figures become Sassanid "Generals" for To the Strongest!


I, of course, chose the more flamboyant figures for such...

along with ore flamboyant colors!


A variety of different horse colors (Roan, Palomino, White,  and Dark Chestnut) were used for their mounts, and some flowering tufts were applied to dress up the bases a bit. 


That's the last oft he 2017 Historicon Painting Surge; these troops have all ha their tabletop debuts, and I hope to be heading home within the hour. I had a great show as usual, reports will be forthcoming soon. Next year will be in Lancaster, and I doubt that there are any of us from New England who will miss the drive from Baltimore on South. 




14 comments:

  1. Very nice looking minis! The scarlet and silver works well.

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    1. Thanks, Simon! More about their tabletop debut with To the Strongest! shortly.

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  2. Wonderful looking figures Peter.

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    1. Thanks, Carlo. I was happy with how they came out, although your own Sassanids are amazing!

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  3. I like the cataphracts a lot, Peter!

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    1. Thank you, Jon!Old Glory Cavalry can be a bit hit or miss, but these are very good, I thought!

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  4. Very nicely done, Peter. As Jonathan, I do like these heavily armored Carly types.

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    1. Thank you, Dean. They are pretty tough on the tabletop, too!

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  5. Wonderful and colorful cavalry...the cataphracts look so heavy, very impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Phil; after carrying them quite a bit the past few days, I can vouch that they are indeed *rather* heavy, LOL!

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  6. They'll do the business! Great stuff! :)

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  7. Very effective, and I'm looking forward to the reports.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. report forthcoming in a day or so... I hope!

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