Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Egyptian Archers of Division Ptah

These rather heavily protected Archers (for Egyptians) wear Crocodile leather armor.


The green distinctive color marks them as belonging to Division Ptah in my scheme. 


Ptah was the god of Creation and craftsmen, and is often depicted as a green man, bearing multiple Egyptian symbols of power. 


These are Foundry figures, purchasd during their annual "Christmas" sale the end of 2020. 


Egyptian Archers were famous for their skill as late as the Successor era and the Ptolemaic dynasty. 


The armor could merit a "Veteran" designation for To the Strongest!

16 comments:

  1. Nice work, Peter! These are good sculpts.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. I think these may be the only Foundry figures in my Egyptian army!

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  2. Very nicely done. More ancients for the H-Con field that will look good.

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    1. Yes, the Egyptians needed a few additiions to bring them up to full strength. I am starting to set out Kadesh on the table. Not a typical Ancients battle at all!

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  3. Nice work, and a logical tie-in to the green theme the way you have explained it.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. The choice of green for Division Ptah was logical, even if such a color distinction almost certainly didn't exist in the actual army. Still, it makes it much easier to tell who's who on the tabletop.

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  4. Nice additions Peter, lovely archers!

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  5. You have been painting some lovely ancient units recently Peter, but I these look especially good to my eye. I think its the mix of the figures, poses, armour/no armour and your lovely green unit-defining details.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks for the very generous words, James. It's probably that they are Perry bros Foundry sculpts. The magic wash also worked especially well on these figures, perhaps because it was a fresh batch!

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  6. Splendid looking archers! I like the colour coding too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Ian. While I obviously have a strong collector streak (!), these are first and foremost wargames figures, and they need to function well as units in the game on the tabletop. The color coding helps there.

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  7. Ah the infamous Irish Egyptian archers :-) another fine unit easily distinguished on table

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    1. Phun phake phacts - "Ptah", being admittedly hard to pronounce, over the millennia, in Ireland became pronounced "Patty", don't you know!

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  8. Lovely colors for these NKE archers!

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