Saturday, January 13, 2018

Helenistic Command Figures


In setting up the forces for the big To the Strongest! Punic Wars game that I am to run for Jared's middle school game club later this month, it became apparent that I needed some more General figures. 


With this deficiency already in mind, I had ordered the Old Glory "Hellenistic High Command" set in my first order with the Army Card last year.


They could be used for either Carthage or Greek/Macedonian armies. 


Although 6 shields were provided, only the one figure on the right seemed designed to be carrying a shield. I wanted some simple design, so I went with the Triangle, the Greek letter Delta. Back in college, I belonged to the honorary band fraternity, Kapp Kapp Psi (KKY). The circular rim of the shield sort of equates to the Greek letter Omicron, and our chapter was Delta Omicron. 


The sculptor seemed a bit thin on imagination when it came to poses, eh? Four out of the six figures have there right hands raised in a fist. "Curse you, Red Baron!"


We do at least get one figure pointing, and with his left hand at that! Didn't your mother ever teach you it was rude to point?


The figure on the white horse has a sort of nifty panther skin horse furniture.


I had actually mostly painted the horses for these figures about 6 months ago, but  shifting priorities meant that I didn't get to the riders until now. And what is with the pose of the figure on the right? "More troops?  And where do you expect me to get them from? Am I supposed to make them/'? 
Of course, *we* can always paint more...

20 comments:

  1. Nice job and wonderful colors!

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    1. hanks, Phil! Most of he color resides ibn the cloaks.

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  2. Well done! What size grid do you use for your games of To the Strongest! and For King and Parliament?

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    1. William: I use a 6" / 150 mm grid for both.

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    1. Perhaps more vibrant than the dyes of the time, but eh!

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    1. Thanks, Scott! They do need to stand out a bit from the crowd. :-)

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  5. Lovely work. I wouldn't necessarily have noticed that four of them had the same pose until you pointed it out. At least their clothes and heads look sufficiently different and, being command figures, they will be spread across the table anyway.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. The variety of head styles and the deliberately different colors make them sufficiently different, I think.

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  6. Your general is explaining the size of the fish he "caught" last week...... It was really this big guys..... a long spear length! But for the nasusa.... I would have landed the fish in the rocking boat..... my fishing bireme of course! :-0

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    1. Thanks, Carlo. I love TTS as well, as you know. :-)

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  8. Nice bunch of generals, I wouldn't have noticed about the poses if you hadn't pointed them out!
    Best Iain

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