Friday, July 9, 2021

Paint like an Egyptian - Spearmen of Division Set

With all of the additions to my Hittite, sea Peoples, Canaanite, and (forthcoming soon) Libyans, my Egyptian were in need of some reinforcements!


In my scheme, the blue distinctive color identifies them as belonging to Division Set. 


These lovely figures are by Newline Designs.


The "officer" and standard bearer are left over figures from Essex and Old Glory respectively, however. 


We'll be doing a playtest of Kadesh, with To the Strongest, in August. 


22 comments:

  1. Great looking NKE spearman!

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  2. Very smart Peter, and a great choice of colours. I'll look forward to the TtS report.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. I hope to do the preliminary scenario for Kadesh in the next few days.

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  3. Excellent with very cool shields

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    1. Thanks, Gary. I really liked the shield design as well, and the wash really helped bring out the detail on them.

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  4. I like your ....Set pieces. There, somone had to say it.
    Looking forward to your Kadesh game report.

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    1. Hah! Good one, Joe. I am working on the scenario this weekend.

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  5. These look terrific, Peter! I look forward to the scenario and game report.

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    1. Thank you, Jon. I have had Kadesh in mind for a long time!

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  6. Brilliant job, they look superb!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Of course we know now that the striped headdress is almost certainly incorrect, but it is such an iconic look for Egyptians that it will be retained!

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  7. I’m always in awe of your painted shields. Top stuff as usual.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Your own boys look just fine, and your foray into the Wofun figures seems very successful, too!

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  8. Splendid looking Egyptian spearmen! The different makes all work well together to my eye!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Ian. I'm happy to have a mix of manufacturers, although not usually three different ones in the same unit. They seem to have mixed pretty harmoniously here, though!

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  9. You can never have too many chariots if you are doing Kadesh.

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    1. True, John. I do have a heck of a lot of Chariots now - more than 60 for sure, counting Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Sea Peoples, Assyrians, and Mauryan Indians. I have a few more Assyrian and Indian Chariots to do, and that will probably be it!

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  10. What time is Susanna arriving??

    In the meantime, lovely work!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thanks, Aaaron, and probably a cultural reference that doesn't readily translate in the US! :-)

      Here it would likely be:
      "Oh Susanna, oh don't you cry for me.
      For I come from Alabama, my banjo on my knee!"

      I come from Heliopolis, my kopesh on my knee? :-)

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  11. Fine unit Peter. Really like your colour-coding, as ever.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, James. More Egyptians on their way in preparation for Kadesh!

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