Friday, March 5, 2021

Peleset Archers #1

With he addition of the Hittite and Sea peoples troops from Bill McHugh's collection came the inevitable desire to expand them to full armies on a footing similar to my existing Egyptians and Assyrians.


Both armies were especially light on missile troops, so when I discovered that the Foundry range included Peleset (Philistine) archers, I took advantage of their annual Holiday sale to acquire some. 


The Command figures are from Newline designs - thank their January sale for them!


They were based in my usual style for near Eastern ancient armies. 


Quite a colorful lot; hopefully they can shoot, too!

28 comments:

  1. Nice color choices. The unit pops.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. I was happy with how they came out.

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  2. These look great, Peter! The Foundry archers are really good sculpts. I have a stand of these coming off the painting desk soon.

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    1. They looked very good on the Foundry webpage, and these sculpts definitely didn't disappoint!

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  3. Knowing nothing about this period, those hats are quite something!
    The officer is a particularly beaut figure, hidden in the second rank.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thank you, James. The Peleset headdress is really striking, and makes them instantly identifiable!

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  4. Those are lovely and the hats really make the unit 'pop'!

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    1. Thank you, Steve. They do make them fun to paint!

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  5. Great job, great hats! :) Orange and white sets off nicely against the blue too!

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    1. Thanks, Mark. Perhaps they are the Denver Buckos!

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  6. Very nice and colourful troops

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  7. Got to love those headdresses, another eye catching unit of barely clothed chaps !

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    1. LOL, thanks, Gary. If you're gonna spend time in those ancient gyms, you gotta be able to show off the fruits of your labors, right?! :-)

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  8. Splendid looking archers, nice and colourful and the two manufacturers work well together!
    Best Iain

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    1. Glad you like them, Iain. I have to tackle a bunch of Peleset chariots and Ox carts soon from Newline designs.

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  9. Great looking archers, Peter. They have a lot of character.

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    1. Thanks, Dean. I must say that I really like these particular figures.

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  10. Love these splendid additions, both ranks!

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  11. Lovely work Peter. I decided there was nothing I needed from the Foundry sale this year, until a week after it ended of course.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. I had to laugh at the Foundry sale quip!

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  12. A period I now nothing about but those are some awesome looking archers.
    Neil

    http://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Neil. The Peleset were probably the Philistines of the Bible, and one of the Sea Peoples. They fought the Egyptians (Ramses II), Hitties, Canaanites, Israelites, and others.

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  13. Very nice and these boys hold a special place in my heart. Like 25 years ago painting DBM or DBA, my pals and I built and painted chariot armies, of course I had to have these cool dudes.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks, Kevin. Do you still have those armies?

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    2. Oh heavens no, gosh that was back in the 90’s, I think, I can’t remember who made them, maybe Essex, but that is a guess. I’ve had so many miniatures come and go, I couldn’t count. Then kick myself cause I didn’t hold on to them just to collect them again and have to paint them all over again. One good thing is my painting has gotten better over 5he years, so they look better than 20 years ago.

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      Kevin

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    3. Obviously, you should have kept them, Kevin! :-)

      I did give away my original Scruby French Napoleonic army, plus some accompanying Austrians, but other than that, I have just about every figure that I have painted from about 1974 on.

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