Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Chariot era skirmishers: Javelinmen

 

The last of the Hittite and Canaanite forces are another large group of skirmish infantry.

The Javelin men just needed minor of alteration to add a bit of distinctive color to the headbands and skirts.


The same basing enhancements were applied to them as were utilized with the previously shown Archers and Slingers.


Once again, variations in the tuft colors, rocks etc on the bases were used to further differentiate each small 4 figure, 2 stand "units". 


Also as with the previous figures, I decided not to try to alter the skin tones Bill used. 


The manufacturer of these figures remains unknown. 


They area bit weak in the ankles and are best handled by the bases. 


Yet another group of 3 units/12 figures. 

Starting to run out of easily distinguished hues!


The varied basing elements help there. 


With 46 figures in 11 units, this is probably all the Chariot era Light Infantry Javelin I will ever need for my Canaanite, Hittite, and related Biblical armies. 


Not worry, though. We STILL are not done with the refurb of Bill McHugh's Biblical era collection. To come in January are some units of Sea Peoples troops - Peleset (Phlistine) and Sardana (Sherdan), and a few Assyrians as well!

24 comments:

  1. Nice additions to your Ancients collection again, Peter.

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    1. Thank you, Dean. By the time I am done, the Biblical era forces will be every substantial!

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  2. Very nice and quite a unique pose. Almost as though they are winding up and getting ready to hurl the javelin.

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    1. More like a back strain, or perhaps a case of the flux, I think! :-)

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  3. These figures all seem a bit bent in the back apparently from years of hard labor. Your refurb. looks great. Any ideas to the figure manufacturer?

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    1. I really have no idea as to the manufacturer; the same as the archers and slingers, I'd think.

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  4. Unusual poses that when grouped and based, they look very effective:)

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    1. The Hunchbacks of Nebuchadnezzar!

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    2. All bad puns, alliteration, oblique historical references, etc, fully intended! :-)

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  5. Handsome javelinmen, superb work!

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  6. More magic! Thanks for the inspiration through 2020 and Happy New Year when it rolls around

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, and best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2021!

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  7. Toiling under yoke of their masters but fine looking bunch all the same

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  8. Nice additions and I like the idea of distinguishing the units by their base

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    1. Thanks, Neil. With 11 units all the same, I had to try something to sort them out!

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  9. Excellent work sir!
    Best wishes in 2021!

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    1. Thanks, Michal, and best wishes for a better 2021 to you as well!

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  10. Useful and decorative troops to add to your expanding collection!
    Best Iain

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  11. A good looking group. Nicely done.

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