Sunday, December 13, 2020

Hittite Refurb Project: Heroes and Javelinmen


Just a few more figures from Bill McHugh's Hittite collection, starting with these Javelinmen.


I suppose they could just as well be spearmen, but they look more like they are throwing Javelins to me.


Not to mention the numbers worked out right that way.


These 4 figures can make a unit of Light Infantry for To the Strongest!


Hittite heroes or commanders, group 1.


Flowering tufts on their bases help differentiate them from the riff-raff!


I have them with white crests on their helmets as well, for the same reason. 


You can never have too many heroes for TTS!


Group 2...


White, yellow, and heather flowering tufts for these guys... 


but they are no shrinking violets!  :-)


This is it for Bill's Hittites, but  there are quite a lot more Chariot era figures from his collection yet to come. 

18 comments:

  1. Peter, you continue making impressive progress on this project. This is a big army!

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  2. This is the last of the pure Hittites, although I did prior refurb project several years ago on some figures Ken Baggaley gave to me, some of which were more Hittites (and many look to be the same manufacturer). There is a slew of generic slingers, archers, and Javelinmen yet to appear, then a number of units of Peleset (Philistine) and Sherdans, and lastly a few Assyrians.
    Then there is another whole group of some early HYW (?) knights and infantry that were acquired at the same time. Those will be a project for another year, though!

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    1. How many Hittite units did you end up mustering?

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    2. From Bill's collection there are 18 Chariots, 2 units of 12 each spearmen, axemen, and guardsmen, plus the aforementioned light infantry. From Ken's collection there are another 2 axemen and another unit of guards. Some of the chariots in that collection (10) could be used as generals in chariots, plus additional infantry that could be Canaanite allies.

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  3. Superb Hittites Peter, well done!

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  4. Nice work Peter. Is it nearly time for a parade, of the Hittites at least?

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence
      The question is, which Parade; just Bill's Hittites? Bill's plus Ken's? All of Bill's Chariot Wars collection? A subject to ponder a bit...

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  5. It's funny, the light on the shading in the first photo, makes them look a bit 'undead'! This must be a fine looing army—picking up on your discussion with Jonathan above, does that mean we get to see the whole army in review soon? Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!

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    1. With the facial shading and the backlight, they do bear a more than passing resemblance to the Wraith of Stargate: Atlantis, don't they?

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  6. For this age you have to have heroes! I can see some challenges to combat coming up Peter.
    Neil

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    1. Definitely an era where warfare was up close and personal, and minor Gods walked the earth in the form of Kings and Pharaohs!

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    1. Everybody loves a Parade, huh?
      I think maybe we'll do a combined Hittite army version. That leaves open a future event for the Sea Peoples as well...

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  8. Yes a ‘parade’ is a very nice idea

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  9. Nice work and I like the tufts

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    1. Thank you. I bought a slew of Tufts (Silflor, and others) a year or more ago in preparation for tackling this project!

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