Monday, March 8, 2021

Hittite Archers #1

 


Like the Peleset, with the additions from Bill McHugh's collection, I felt the Hittites could use a few more archers.


These are Newline Designs figures, courtesy of their January sale (which about makes up for the outrageous postage costs from the UK!).


I chose this "Green Tea" and red scheme to complement some of Bill's Spearmen and Axemen. 


Once again, I went with my own standard "Near East" basing for these new troops. 


"Hey, don't blow that darned thang in my ear!" 


25 comments:

  1. Very nice additions to your Hittites, Peter. I do like the subtle green color.

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    1. Thanks, Dean. I chose that to complement some of the units from Bill's collection.

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  3. Since these are the first unit of your Newline Design Biblicals, what do you think of them? I like ‘em.

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    1. I like them, too. They are a bit less stocky than Foundry or Old Glory, but that's fine, and they mix in well with both lines.

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  4. Very nice work once again and these certainly have that Biblical look to them, plus the grren tea nad red colour scheme works a treat:)

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  5. Great job on these archers!

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  6. A good looking unit, and the tufts of grass certainly give the bases a lift.

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    1. Thank you, Peter. The sand mixed with small "railroad talus" highlighted by the tufts is easy and works well, I think. I ordered a slew of tufts about 2years ago in preparation for tackling Bill's collection!

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  7. You are on a roll with these Chariot era armies at the moment Peter that’s your sure. They are all looking fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Carlo! I should have substantial Egyptian, Hittite, Sea Peoples, and Assyrian armies at the other end, with some supporting contingents from Canaanite states and Libyans.

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  8. Really like the animation of these. And at least they are decently attired :-)

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    1. Thanks, Gary. Having slacked off on their Gym membership, they weren't so eager to show as much flesh! :-)

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  9. Great looking Hittite archers, I rather like Newline, they don't look terribly impressive in bare metal but,as here,they paint up very nicely!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. They are less "chunky" than several other manufacturers, but probably more realistic in that way!

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  10. Nice work, and that Green Tea shade is very nice indeed. It has that Biblical look to it.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. Aside from browns and blacks from natural wool, I would think that most biblical clothes would be in rather subdued shades.

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  11. Excellent green on these! Is that just done by mixing in a lot of white, or did you have a green that colour?

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