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by markleslie4
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Terrain and Map Building
Topic: Villages for Histroricon Themed Events
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Villages for Histroricon Themed Events

Visually appealing and practical during play, what's not to like.

Though it does look like it's a bit of a dust bowl, I'd be tempted to pack up and move to Babylon, better night life I'm sure.
by markleslie4
Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Great work Mark. Are the wicker shields a painted effect or are the shields embossed with the finish? Cheers, God no, they come embossed for no extra charge! I don't think I'd have the patience to do it otherwise. I find there are limits to how much time I'm prepared to invest for mass army figures...
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Skirmishers Tribal levy skirmishing bowmen or slingers (Essex Miniatures) s. Tribal Skirmishers.jpg t. Tribal Skirmishers rear.jpg These are also older work, must have sprayed the varnish on too thick way back when, I had to do a bit of touching up to try and hide some frosting(?) around the faces. ...
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Skirmishers
Supporting skirmishing bowmen of the battle array
(Essex Miniatures)
q. Assyrian Skirmisher.jpg
q. Assyrian Skirmisher.jpg (552.25 KiB) Viewed 1609 times
r. Assyrian Skirmisher rear.jpg
r. Assyrian Skirmisher rear.jpg (538.9 KiB) Viewed 1609 times
Tried to make them look a little better dressed than the Tribals.
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Light Foot Battle array armed with spear and round flat shield (Essex Miniatures) o. Assyrian Light Foot 2.jpg p. Assyrian Light Foot 2 rear.jpg These were also from a previous start, I've just painted over the original work and rebased them to match. One thing to note with this particular figure is...
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Light Foot
Battle array armed with spear and round flat shield
(Essex Miniatures)
m. Assyrian Light Foot 1.jpg
m. Assyrian Light Foot 1.jpg (611.05 KiB) Viewed 1609 times
n. Assyrian Light Foot 1 rear.jpg
n. Assyrian Light Foot 1 rear.jpg (611.99 KiB) Viewed 1609 times
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Archers Bowmen (Museum Miniatures) k. Assyrian Archer.jpg l. Assyrian Archer rear.jpg Not sure about these now, they have extra large Bushranger beards and are maybe a little too different to the rest, may replace them at some stage with something else. Essex Assyrians, Egyptians, Kushites, Elamites...
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Spear
Spearmen with long shields
(Essex Miniatures)
g. Assyrian Spear, long shield.jpg
g. Assyrian Spear, long shield.jpg (566.43 KiB) Viewed 1607 times
h. Assyrian Spear, long shield rear.jpg
h. Assyrian Spear, long shield rear.jpg (687.21 KiB) Viewed 1607 times
Umm, because I like the long shields more.

Looking a little dark and sinister too.
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Spear
Spearmen with conical shields
(Essex Miniatures)
i. Assyrian Spear, round shield.jpg
i. Assyrian Spear, round shield.jpg (607.31 KiB) Viewed 1607 times
j. Assyrian Spear, round shield rear.jpg
j. Assyrian Spear, round shield rear.jpg (563.75 KiB) Viewed 1607 times
I had two elements from a previous start so, of course, I had to add another to max it out.
by markleslie4
Wed May 01, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Painting Miniatures
Topic: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: 15mm Assyrian Wars: Assyria

Elite Cavalry Horsemen, equipped with felt-barded horses after 668 BC (Essex Miniatures) e. Assyrian Elite Cavalry.jpg f. Assyrian Elite Cavalry rear.jpg I was trying to use the natural light when I took these photos but it progressively became worse as I continued, so they get a bit darkish from he...