Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Chariot era skirmishers: Archers

Dressed similarly to the Slingers shown earlier this month, there were a lesser number of skirmishing Archers in Bill's collection.


Some color added to the quivers and their straps differentiates the various 4 figure units. 


Likewise the different tufts and rocks added to the basing varies by unit. 


Bill used a yellowish pale tan for the flesh color, suggesting Middle Eastern skin tones. 


I debated changing that somewhat, but ultimately decided against it. 


Once again, these could act as auxiliary troops to most chariot era armies. 


These 4 units of Archers, added to the 7 units of Slingers make 11 units and 44 figures.
Yet to come - the Javelinmen!

14 comments:

  1. Lovely basing with these and they look like very nice figures. I see what you mean about the skin tone, but one does get used to it and it is not too outlandish.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. I understand the tone he was looking for, I think it just needs a bit more warmth. I couldn't figure out a reasonable way to do that without redoing all of the flesh, and it just didn't seem worth it.

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  2. Nice additions to your Ancients collection, Peter.

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  3. Ancient sun block seems to have been very efficient :-) another nice unit overall that can fit into numerous armies.

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    1. I hear they sold it at the Gym, Gary. :-)
      They are pretty versatile!

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  4. I like the figures a lot, Peter! I think theses fellas have bleached out in the sun...

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    1. Thank you, Jon. Might just be Mediterranean Anemia! :-)

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  5. Good looking archers! A flesh wash like GW do might do the trick?
    Best Iain

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  6. These look great Peter. I'm sure that you have told us somewhere how many there are, but these units just seem to keep on coming!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks, James. There were a lot! :-) The Chariots were really the big deal - 18 chariots is one heck of a lot of chariots!
      There are the Javelinmen yet to come, followed by a number of units of Sea peoples, and a few odd Assyrians as well.

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