Sunday, August 30, 2020

Thracian Light Cavalry #2


"Thracian month" on the blog concludes with a second unit of Thracian light cavalry.


These are Old Glory figures once again, and part of the original Macedonian lead purchase from Edgar a few years back. 


There is still enough lead in tjhe Macedonian pile for more Thracian peltasts, another phalanx or two, and some odds and ends. 


Regardless, the amount of unpainted Macedonian ,lead has plummeted sharply in 2021. 


My Old Glory Army card is good into early 2022, so I am thinking of expanding my Indian army to keep p[ace with them and the rest of my Ancient Army expansions of recent years. 


As these cavalry ride off on the past of conquest, next month looks to be Roman cavalry month!

16 comments:

  1. Peter, I continue to enjoy "Thracian August." Another fine unit departs your painting desk. Also good to see that your Lead Pile has shrunk in 2020. I have been working hard on mind but recently relapsed and ordered a pile of figures from several manufacturers. All were having great sales that I simply could not pass up. Oh, I renewed my Old glory Army card last month after having let it lapse for a couple of years. I had not been painting many Old Glory figures but that will soon change.

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    1. hanks, Jon. Sales area blessing and a curse at the same time! They were one of the factors leading to the ballooning of the lead pile, which until 10 years or so ago had been very under control. I stil, have enouigh lead on hand for me to paint for at least another 1-2 years easily!

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  2. Love these Thracians, I must order some from Aventine who have just released a nice range last year. Suits the style of my other figures.

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    1. I don't have any Aventine figures, but they always look very nice!

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  3. Very sharp Peter, and the colour combinations work very well. I like the dun horses in particular, and the wicker shields.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. I usually try to paint horsemen in relatively large groups, or at least their mounts. I have very specific recipes for all kinds of horse colors (from the now defunct Mr. Tin website - printed out for reference and not to be lost!). The formula for the Dun horses works especially well!

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  4. Great looking skirmish cavalry, Peter.

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  5. Lovely looking light horse! A fitting end to Thracian month!
    Best Iain

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