Sunday, February 6, 2011

1st Corps Hetairoi - WIP

Started a little work on a few 1st Corps Hetairoi. This is the command pack that I ordered through Scale Creep a few weeks ago. I wanted to see how they looked in-the-flesh (lead) before I ordered more. They're nicely sculpted, if not a bit stiffly posed. The sword from the leader was removed to accept a kontos. The guy on the far left had hand repositioned a little to better hold his kontos. A steel rod has replaced the lead staff of the banner.

The half-barded horses are nice, but all have the same type of chest armor. They look very similar to the Magister Militum/Navigator barded horse I have - maybe the same sculptor? Anyway, I plan to get a few Gripping Beast Seleucid horse, as they have a variety of barded armor. Hopefully the two makes are sized close enough so I can swap some riders and mounts between them.
For what it's worth - here is a comparison shot of some of the Greek/Macedonian shields that I have. Note the two on the far right are for phalangites.
Here's a side-view shot to show depth of the shields.


  1. You're very welcome. Hope it helps. Regards, Dean

  2. I can't wait to see how these turn out! You've done fantastic work on your other figures!


  3. I like first corps miniatures and I want to see them painted !!