All the figures are from The foundry and have been painted on behalf of another individual who will provide the basing. The Scythians are a little unique in terms of painting complexity as they would of worn a variety of different color clothing (they made use of brighter colors) but intrinsic designs were common. I kept it as simple as possible as the total count is 24 figures and extreme detail would take a great deal of time to ever bring these to the finished line. But as always I do want to capture the visual style and appearance to a certain degree that would of existed historically. The Scythians also made much use out of gold often as plating for equipment and that was added onto their arrow bags.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
These figures probably need no introduction as they have been around for decades by Wargame Foundry and still represent the better 25/28 (they are more 25 in size) biblical time frame in existence. These are temporary mounted on bases as they are painted for someone else who will provide the basing. He asked for variety of color schemes and shield colors something which would fit the historical appearance of such forces. Red and blues were known colors for the Assyrians but an uniform appearance would be more fitting for the standing army units not so much for the auxiliary units. I still intermixed red and blue colors with plenty of off whites/creams and such with additional patterns added in on the cloth. Iron was often used by this time in history both for the helmets and spearpoints but some bronze armor would not be out of placed.
I apologize for no new posts for some time. Much of my painting has involved other periods outside the ancient/dark age time frame for others and I decided not to post pictures of. The overall intention is to keep the majority of the postings within this specific time frame with some unusual periods thrown in. At any rate these are all Footsore miniatures and the nice thing about painting Normans is pretty straightforward. Lots of chainmail with not to difficult shield designs needed (one does not necessary need to use a bunch of shield transfers if one wants to save a few dollars) making it a fairly quick force to paint up.