When I ran my Battle of the Hydaspes game at HAVOC a few months, it became evident that I needed one more Phalanx for Macedon. Fortunately, I already had the figures primed, the last of the phalangites from the huge haul of Macedonians that I acquired from Edgar ? 10 years ago now.
Paint brush was duly applied to lead, and these guys are the result! I believe the figures are A&A.
Once again, Edgar had kindly supplied me with far more than enough Little Big Men Studios shield transfers, gratis, for all of the figures he sold to me back then.
It took me a while to remember how the darned things worked, but once I looked up my own previous post on the subject, it came back to me!
I was scraping the bottom of the barrel of the shield supply for these guys, too!
A number of those shields had a protruding boss in the center. I wound up needing to pierce the center of those transfers. My initial attempt to do so were spectacularly unsuccessful! Then I recalled that I had a box of 18 gauge needles left over from when I closed my private office (and I couldn't convince my new employers to take, them, for free - Hospitals! No wonder everything they do is so expensive!).
Anyway the 18 gauge needles did the job perfectly; the holes were enlarged a bit more using a pin vice (a bizarre term for a small hand held and powered basic hobby drill)... Success!
This Phalanx has a slightly orange theme.
I had a few left over officer types.
I recalled that I needed some additional foot generals for the game anyway, so such they became.
The fellow with the lavender pteruges seemed designed to take a pike, but that wouldn't work well for my needs.
A spare (Napoleonic) cavalry sword was trimmed down to fit his hand, and it seems to have worked fine.