Showing posts with label Ancients. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ancients. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A quick pic of the Trojan Army

This is the completed army I used at the TTU gaming weekend.It was led by King Diometores and his son Hectores(not very orginal I know) where they fought for the Assyrian allience.They defeated some Hittes and lost to Egyptians and in a large multi player game participated in a hard fought draw.I will post some pics of the battles they were in.
This army weighs in at 1600pts.(WAB) that I will eventually make a bit larger with a spearmen and chariot unit modeled after the princes more colorful and modern equipment,but that will be sometime in the future.For now the army is finished and I'll move on to some of my other projects to be decided soon(AWI,Assyrians,ECW,Pulp,Fallschirmäger to name a few).I hope some of you enjoyed the Trojans.Like I said,I'll post some of the games.Cheers!
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Trojan Spearmen

This is my second unit of Trojan spearmen with the shields hand painted and the rest done with army painter and quick highlights added like the other Trojans.I just barely finished these in time for TTU and so I had no time to post them until now.I'll post the entire army shortly and pics of the army in action a bit later.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

More Trojan Chariots!

This is the prince and his retinue.They are armed in the latest military equipment of the Trojan era of light armor,shields and javelins.They also have added a bit more color.All shields and and chariot boxes were hand painted and the rest was army painter with a quick highlight.Only one more unit to go and then I'll be ready for TTU........but I only have a few days!(Gulp!)
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Trojan Chariots!

It's been awhile since my last post,but Ive been busy.However,I did manage to finish some things.:-)
Here is my army general for my Trojans mounted a chariot pulled by white steeds the befits a king.He is wearing a scale armored suite that goes to his knees and is carrying a sword to make him stand out further.His retinue of charioteers are armored in the older fashion of Dendra panoply armored and thrusting spears because the king favors the jousting style of combat.
These are once again done using army painter with very quick highlights except the box cabs which I did the cow hide patterns by hand just like the large shields in the infantry.The horses of kings chariot I also did in a gray and white scheme as army painter just made all that white look off.
Next up is the kings son's chariot and retinue.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lukka Pirates

Here is my latest edition in the form a unit of allied Lukka Pirates(Sea Peoples) to support my Trojans.These guys were fun to paint up and I quite like the colorful nature of the unit.As with the other Trojans I continued with the army painter experiment.I tried adding a bit more army painter then last time to help raise the detail and added a few quick highlights to further define areas.I'm happy with skin tones here more then the other units. :) Again,most of the shield work is hand painted except the bronze studs with have army painter applied.
Another nice thing,is I'm happy I based up units wide when I heard the rumor WAB2 was going that direction and it appears that is the case.
Even painting at a pretty easy pace I'm surprised and happy how quick things are coming along and with some decent results for gaming.:-)
Next up for Trojans are....Chariots!The staple highlight units of the period in question.I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out. :)
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Here is my latest addition of some chariot runners and slingers using army painter.No fancy shields with these guys.Here you can see army painter as is without any fancy work to hide behind.
I'm not completely happy as I'm still learning to use army painter and I haven't quite got the mix right just yet,but it's coming along.I'm using a brush to put it on and perhaps I need to let it sit for a few seconds before wiping away the excess.
The nice thing is these guys painted up quick even with adding a quick highlight and that in itself is a motivating factor.
I like the fact that army painter is allowing me to get some armies painted up so I can concentrate on others with more detailed painting methods without feeling like I'm not getting anything done.:-)
Next up for the Trojan army will probably be some Sea Peoples.They have some fun color patterns that I'm looking forward to.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Taking a closer look at dipped Trojan spearmen

Here a a few closer looks for those that asked and that I haven't had time to put in.However,they are not to close,because pictures to close up can appear distorted.
There is a slight shine on the mini's that isn't very noticeable in person,so I think the lighting is doing some of it.I also use GW satin purity seal on my mini's as it doesn't come out shiny if your careful and offers nice protection in addition to not dulling a model down to much.I need to give a further inspection on the models and tone down any that are still to shiny.It was late when I applied the protective coat and took pictures.(My excuse at any rate):-)
I painted the skin tone a bit darker to reflect their Mediterranean background and choose some pretty bright colors for the clothes as this seems to really work for biblical period miniatures in my view.
I only added quick highlights to the speartips,crest,and clothes.I did not highlight the flesh,bone,leather and wood as this would have been very time consuming and defeating the purpose of army painter to produce units quicker then normal.
The shield cow hide patterns do not have army painter used on them and are hand painted to look like cow hide(I tried anyways).I wanted this hallmark of the Trojans to look nice and put a good foot forwrd here.:-)
A special thanks to Saxon Dog for the tips and advice on using army painter.:-)
I need more practice as I'm still leaving pools here and there on the mini's and I'm still unsure of just how much to use on them.Next up are some skirmishers where I can get some more practice.I'm hoping to be comfortable with the process before tackling any chariots as they are the center piece of Biblical armies.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Trojan combined Spearmen /archer unit

Well folks here they are!This is my Trojans using the dip method.When you factor in time spent vs results then I must say I'm quite happy.I wasn't able to time myself,but it sure did speed up the process.The thought of painting all the flesh in my normal method makes my heart skip a beat!
The dip was brushed on and will require a few more practice runs before I get it just where I want it.
Army painter was brushed on everything except the shield cow hide patterns in which I hand painted this.The reason I hand painted the shields is I wanted the shields to look nice, because this is largely why I collected a Trojan army as I really like the cow hide on a large shield pattern and think of it as the hallmark of a Trojan army.I tried to achieve the hair like appearance these shields would have.
As far as highlights,I only applied a few light highlights to the clothes and spear tips.I applied no highlights to the skin,bone,leather or wood as that would have been very time consuming and thus defeating the purpose of using army painter.
The spears are very long as I've seen in some depictions.They run close to looking like pikes,but I like this look and choose to go with it.
The concept behind my army is a Trojan army close to the time of the Trojan war itself and therefore I will be mixing in early and late style equipment which many historians and the Iliad itself imply.
I personally don't care for light bases,but I cannot have a dark brown one for the Middle East/Asia and so I did some viewing on the internet and saw areas of a reddish desert color and I liked it and went with this tone as a compromise.I decided also to keep the grass dried and sparse in keeping with the region.
I also went with a very wide frontage as I both like the wide look and also to prepare for the soon to come updated rules(WAB2).
I hope some of you like it and I'm curious to hear what you think.:-)
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