Friday, December 18, 2009
1st Corps Oxybeles and Crew
Finally finished this set. The Oxybeles, a type of catapult, was used from around the early-4th century BC onwards - with some modifications and improvements. This one should fit the bill for anything in the Hellenistic era. The guy aiming the weapon has a nicely-sculpted Corinthian helmet, pushed back in the classical way.
The weapon is a bit lighter-colored than in the photo taken with artificial lighting.
Together with the two phalanx units and Thracian peltasts, the foundation for a Greek army has been laid. I'm sure I'll add another phalanx (or two) later, but I'm not in any rush right now. In fact, the initial plan for the Greek hoplites was for them to be mercenaries for a Macedonian or Successor army.
As far as other projects, I ended up trading the Great War Miniatures Jager to a fellow TMP member for an OG Hussite War Wagon and some flail men. Although the GWM Jager were nice looking, they were too big to go along with the OG figures I already have. What I would like to use for Jager are Foundry figures from their Franco-Prussian War range. Their main difference, as far as I can tell, is the shako is uncovered, but I can live with that. The War Wagon will be converted to a Battle Standard Wagon for a Feudal German army. I also primed the OG Russo-Japanese War Japanese infantry and Perry French Heavy Cavalry. Tomorrow, I'm heading out to the Edgewood Bunker to try out the Crusader rules for a HYW game.