Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seleucid Army

Taking a cue from the WAB 2.0 rulebook photos, here is the Seleucid army. This is about 3,000 points, give or take - depending if more characters are added. The Gallic Noble cav probably needs one to boost its leadership.
The new rulebook has several nice photos of armies taken while they are more or less in column - not necessarily historic, but better for close-ups.
Here are the troops identified. Of course, for battle they would be arrayed in a linear formation with skirmishers up front.
Here's a list of the model makers:
1st Corps - Companion Cav (actually listed as Hetairoi & Agema cav); Scythed Chariot
Aventine - Armored Indian Elephants; leader of Silver Shields
Crusader - Thureophoroi; Thracian Peltasts
Essex - Army Standard; one mounted figure in Tarentine unit
Foundry - majority of Phalangites; Guard Hypaspists
Gripping Beast - musician and standard for Gallic Warband
Little Big Men Studios - a lot of transfers!
Magister Militum - mounted officer in Companion wedge; couple of leaders and musicians in Phalanx units
Old Glory - Dahae Horse Archers; Gallic Noble Cav; Gallic Warband; Cretan Archers
Redoubt - Tarentine Cav
Relic - Antiochus
ADDENDUM: My favorite phalangite pose - 65 degree held pike, and hands positioned to not even need to glue in the pikes. These are Foundry figures:

14 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful big army you got there, very nice.

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  2. Thanks! I'm happy to say it's completed and ready for a game at a local convention in a few weeks. Warm Regards, Dean

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  3. Fantastic looking troops! Good luck in their first battle!

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  4. Beautiful looking army Dean!

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  5. Fantastic WAB army my friend. That scythed chariot looks the business and your elephants are superb!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  6. Your seleucid army look smashing. Great job!

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  7. Thats a really cool looking army and rather large nice job
    Cheers
    Kent

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  8. Great army and a great paintjob!
    Gratulation.
    With best regards
    Wolfgang

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  9. Congratulations!!!

    http://colshofer.blogspot.com/2011/05/as-unaccustomed-as-i-am-to-public.html

    Keep up the good work :)
    The Colonel

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  10. Looks great! Nice to see the big mix of figures too.

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  11. Awesome army Dean! Pikes, chariots, elephants... Seleucids are the best army you can make.

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  12. Thanks again all! Regards, Dean

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  13. Very cool.
    I'm starting to look to create also a successor army. Why do you think about 1st corps for phalanx?

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