Friday, February 25, 2011

1st Corps Hetairoi - Finished

The clean and defined sculpting really allows for quick painting of these figures, including the horses. Choosing a basic and uniform color scheme also helped. The only thing I found somewhat negative is how the riders sit on the mounts. Or should I say how they don't sit well on their mounts. I used some Green Stuff to help them sit better. The riders legs also look a bit too far outside of the horses bodies too. However, this will be a minor thing as they will be in a wedge formation. I'm hoping I get the remainder of this unit soon.
These are closer to 25mm than 28mm - and I've also ordered a Relic Antiochus figure who is definitely larger - listed as 29mm - so hopefully he won't too odd leading this unit. He looks too good to pass up for a Seleucid army.

11 comments:

  1. Great work Dean!
    You "need" that figure in your army, as you say. Don´t worry, Kings should look bigger than the common people :-)

    How many hetairoi are you going to paint?

    Cheers.
    Hetairoi

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  2. I'm waiting for four 1st Corps Agema with half-barded horses. I already have painted Magister Militum Successor officer who'll be in this unit too. With Antiochus, the total number of this wedge will be 10 figures. Although the Agema guys will have armored chaps, I'm still counting them as a Hetairoi unit. Regards, Dean

    P.S. I plan on mixing the horses and riders of the two sets.

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  3. An interesting historical period and a very good job!
    Andrey.

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  4. They have come out very well Dean and must pack a punch on the games table with all that metal

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  5. Thank you, Gentlemen.

    Paul:

    Using that ethereal WAB Successors list that floating around several months ago, the Hetairoi unit, along with Antiochus himself, should be quite effective. They have xyston which normally strikes first, as well as a 3+ frontal armor save with the half-barding. Oh and Antiochus makes them Stubborn to boot! :)! Regards, Dean

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  6. Great looking figures Dean, an inspiration for my planned projects for 2011.

    Cheers

    Ross

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  7. Oustanding work, cannot envy more. Congratulations

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  8. They look really great and elite cavalry in a wedge has always been powerful in WAB and even more so for WAB2.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  9. Excellent colour scheme on these, it would be interesting to see a panoramic shot of your Seleucid army to see how all the elements tie together.
    Incidently which purple do you use as the base colour for the cloaks, is it likely to be available this side of the pond?

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  10. Thanks again so much - as far as the "purple" - I basically use what I have on hand. In this instance I mixed Vallejo Matte Red (the basic red) & Americana (craft store) True Blue. The cloaks have more blue than the saddle, reins & feathers. Oh, and Vallejo white was added for the highlights. You could also get a basic purple & add red or blue to suit your taste. Regards, Dean

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