Monday, January 11, 2021

Shardana (Sherden) Warbands

 

Also among the figures acquired from Bill McHugh were a number of these.


In fact, there were sufficient figures to make 3 full units!



The Shardana were another of the "Sea Peoples" who invaded Egypt and Palestine before, during, and after the reign of Ramses II. 


Once again, these figures are definitely by Old Glory.


Here's the second unit.


These are more or less as Bill painted them, with just minor touch ups and rebasing.
 

Once again, the models are familiar from my own Sherdens


In order to make the individual units distinctive, some minor paint conversion was done. 


For this 3rd unit, the shields were changed to green, as was the pattern on the tunics. 


The same was done with the first unit, using red instead. 


I am probably going to convert my existing 2 units of 16 Sherdens into 3 more units of 12, with the aid of a few Command figures acquired from Foundry last month. That way they can serve either with a Sea Peoples force or as mercenaries in the Egyptian army. 

22 comments:

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    1. Indeed! Those Ancient Gyms again... all the better to pummel those pansy papyrus pushers! :-)

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  2. Nicely done, beautiful figures!

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  3. These fellows mean business, great figures!

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  4. Quite a Viking look from the front but another interesting and different unit

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    1. The "horns" on these helmets were probably also bronze from the limited evidence, but I like them better this way, a little more "horny"!

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  5. Great looking unit of Shardana, Peter. Love the look of their kilts.

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    1. Thank you Dean! Once again, first credit to Bill's original painting!

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  6. Nice figures again Peter, and I too was thinking the horned helmets made them look a little viking-like in appearance.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. I suppose considering that both peoples were sea borne raiders from a distance, the analogy is pretty strong!

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  7. Great looking Sherden warriors, they look ace!
    Best Iain

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  8. Great job, I wonder how many really showed up in the full fearsome but expensive looking kit? Not that this should change what we use on the table of course! :)

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    1. Yes, most likely quite a few were less well turned out! :-)

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