What are These?

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kdoenitz
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What are These?

Post by kdoenitz » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:18 am

I'm going through some old stuff and found these. I want to paint them but don't know what they are.

The dudes with the axes I'm guessing are Byzantine, early dark ages, that general time frame but that's just a guess.

The dudes with the spears I'm not sure of. Babylonian? That seems really early.

Both should be easy to identify because the shields are so distinctive; however, try as I might I can't figure out what they are.

Any guesses are welcome.
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Andreas Johansson
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Re: What are These?

Post by Andreas Johansson » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:52 pm

The spearmen might be New Kingdom Egyptians. They're similar to Chariot's ENK2 Egyptian Spearmen (as in, one suspects they may be based on the same WRG illustration :P ).

The axemen might perhaps be meant to be Neo-Assyrians. The shield shape fits, and some reconstructions show Assyrian infantry in knee-length or longer scale armour coats* - tho the figures seem to be wearing lamellar?

* I confess to some skepticism - it must be ungodly tiring to walk in such. One wonders if they might be based on reliefs that actually show dismounted charioteers?
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Re: What are These?

Post by Rod » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:51 pm

We solved the mystery on the FB page, minifigs NKE royal guards and Marines
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Wendy
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Re: What are These?

Post by Wendy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:56 pm

Thanks!!!!!
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