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« on: 29 December 2018, 11:22:17 AM »

Having been rather light on Biblical armies, ADLG and its easy-to-collect army size has allowed me to turbocharge this previously neglected part of my collection.

First up were the Myceneans, and then the NKE ended up being rebased as well. But now, finally, and after 30 years of collecting and gaming I now have an Assyrian army as well. As with the Myceneans, my choice was to go with Museum figures. They are a little static in their poses and stylized, but for Biblical era I feel that this style works really well.

The Assyrians are a ruthlessly efficient army and so the regular poses of most of the men also feels right. Many of the colour choices were inspired by (but sadly not particularly closely copied from) the painted versions of the fantastic 28mm Foundry range, which have provided three Generals elements for this army as well.

The highlight of the army is the Chariotry - having been rather scared of how to paint up the big slab sided chariots I had a surprisingly obvious bit of inspiration to combine a common or garden cheap printer and some Google-fu to searches for "Assyrian Patterns", downloading and printing out some images to paste onto the walls of the Chariots to surprisingly good effect.

There's a full page of pictures of all of the figures, together with paint selection details (and links to eBay to find the paints) to browse now on madaxeman.com








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« Reply #1 on: 29 December 2018, 12:16:40 PM »

Nice one Tim
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« Reply #2 on: 29 December 2018, 12:33:24 PM »

Excellent work on the chariots Cool.
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« Reply #3 on: 29 December 2018, 01:55:02 PM »

Very smart idea with the chariots. Alas, wouldn't work in 10mm.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 December 2018, 06:42:22 PM »

Very smart idea with the chariots. Alas, wouldn't work in 10mm.


It might... with a better printer. Although admittedly these particular chariots do have a very broad slab-like front and sides.

These images were 2.4cm x 1.2cm for the front panel, and about 1.2cm square on the sides. I suspect some of the bigger images might be OK at a smaller scale
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« Reply #5 on: 29 December 2018, 07:18:49 PM »

Those chariots look amazing  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: 29 December 2018, 08:35:13 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up Applause

Brilliant idea for the chariots Thumbs up
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« Reply #7 on: 30 December 2018, 08:14:06 AM »

Those are rather spiffy !!  Thumbs up

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« Reply #8 on: 30 December 2018, 09:49:33 AM »

Those chariots look the business, great idea! Thumbs up
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« Reply #9 on: 30 December 2018, 11:46:13 AM »

Love that you seem to have used bigger models for the commander models, really fits with the feel of the artwork from the period!
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« Reply #10 on: 30 December 2018, 11:59:37 AM »

Another big up for the chariot work.

Big commanders certainly fit in with period artwork, but take a bit of getting used to at first glance.
They'd not mastered perspective so father Ted's "These are small and these are far away" doesn't really apply.
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« Reply #11 on: 31 December 2018, 04:56:33 PM »

Love that you seem to have used bigger models for the commander models, really fits with the feel of the artwork from the period!

Thats been one of my "things" for a while now - with generals being markers rather than combat units in ADLG (and before that FoG) its not really an issue if they are out of scale - although to be baif I usually only have a 28mm figure for the CinC. These however came in a pack of 8, and were all really too good not to use. A 15mm General would also naturally be portrayed in a chariot for the Assyrians, which could be confusing when sat next to the 'actual' chariots in the army - so two good reasons to use the big guys for all three generals!
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« Reply #12 on: 31 December 2018, 09:52:28 PM »

Yeah they're lovely figures!

I remember looking into ancient mesopotamia earlier in the year and seeing the larger king figures in their artwork thought it would be interesting to use a larger scale for leaders if I ever did a project in the period. Glad to see it in action and that it works so well!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: 01 January 2019, 01:11:34 AM »

It would make some sense in a Philistine army at least.
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« Reply #14 on: 01 January 2019, 04:50:03 PM »

It would make some sense in a Philistine army at least.
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