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Raphia, So Close!

Posted on June 16th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Well these are the last of the line troops….two large pike phalanxes, Ptolemy guards pike and Seleucid Thorakites.These are the Ptolemy elite pikes, the Basilikon.  They form, normal size pike units and not large phalanxes but there are three of…

Raphia Light and Medium Troops

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Light and medium foot troops made up a good deal of the armies who fought the battle and they came from a diverse list of peoples.Persian Bow, these acted as skirmishers for their respective armies.Thracian Javelinmen, a fierce tribal people who were s…

Raphia, so close!

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I am back at work and back on the painting production line.  I have been quite productive finishing off units started last rotation and adding more.Firstly two Seleucid pike phalanxes.  One regular and one the eastern satraps provided levy tr…

Raphia, the Latest

Posted on April 29th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My work rotation and therefore my painting time is coming to an end for now, this is the final batch….The final bases for the Seleucid Arabs, two javelin armed light foot units and one bow armed skirmish units.Also something I should have done from t…

Raphia

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Four elephants and another Seleucid phalanx of 32 pikemen.That brings the elephant herd up to 13, so only 21 to go!  The pike phalanx makes 6 out of 9.I have all the bare lead I need to finish the project except 18 elephants, mainly Seleucid.The p…

Raphia-Ptolomy Commanders and Seleucid Hetairoi Cavalry

Posted on April 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Still on the Raphia theme but the end is in sight, although still aways off! Ptolemaic Commanders.  These being even more non uniform do take a little longer but I need leaders to urge my troops into combat. Seleucid Hetairoi cavalry.For thes…

More Raphia

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The last figures for this work rotation.  Ptolomy himself and a phalanx of Seleucid Silver Shields I thought I would give Ptolomy a silver helm and add two companions for him The Silver Shields were the veterans of the Seleucid army…

15mm Flames of war Commission

Posted on March 4th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I have not commission painted for some time but a friend from PAW asked me to add some more bases to the US infantry I painted for him ages ago.In addition there were a few bases of German snipers.So here they are…(sorry not the best pictures) 

Raphia Update

Posted on March 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

A small update on the Raphia project.Two more Ptolomy beasts of war and some Seleucid generals to lead the way……..

Raphia Project Progress

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So far in February I have been painting more for my Raphia project.Whilst at home I bought some Seleucid elephants, 6 to be precise and I must admit they are lovely!So here are the pictures……. First up four elephants, two for Ptolomy and two f…

New Project for 2019..

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Ok I know 2019 is a long way off but West Wind Productions, War and Empire have recently released their third Kickstarter, Dark Ages.  The miniatures are fantastic.  I supported their first two kickstarters and bought Punic Wars Roman and Sas…

Battle of Raphia, the collection so far

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Whilst I was at home in January I based up some of the painted figures on to the wonderful ‘Big Red Bat’ bases.  They bases have holes to place small magnets in, its a great system!I also did some calculations and so far I have painted 858 foot, 1…

End of Rotation Rapha Batch

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Here are are last few units for the Raphia project.  Now some of these still look a little shiney this is because I run out of Army Painter Dull Coat and had to use some Windsor and Newton Matt varnish, which obviously is not that matt! lolOnce I …

Battle of Raphia….The First Batch for 2018

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The first batch of painted figures of 2018, the year I will finish this project, honest lolThe first Seleucid phalanx of the year. The figures I have used for this phalanx are from the eastern edge of the empire and most are wearing trousers and h…

2017 to 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

So as we have said good bye to 2017 I look back on what I have painted and well, it has been an massive pile of metal that I have turned into painted miniatures over a wide variety of sizes and periods.Towards the end of the year I have focused on one …

Raphia Update…..Again

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Although it is being posted on 01 Jan 18 these figures were finished in Dec 17, so my last post for 2017 really.And these are the last ‘heavy horse’ lance of the Ptolomy army, but I still have one unit of Tarantine light horse to do to complete the mou…

Ptolomy Egyptian Pike

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another ‘phalanx’ of Egyptian pike, levy recruits brought in to serve the Ptolomy.  This one is 3 of 4 units of 48 figures, they will look impressive on the table.Again the Xyston figures are a mixture of Greek light foot and unarmoured hoplites.

XMas Raphia Update

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So working away over Christmas, missing the family but got plenty of time to continue to paint my Raphia project.Seleucid reinforcements in this batch.Seleucid Generals and standard bearers. Seleucid pikemen, one of 9 pike units in the Seleucid army. H…

Raphia Project Update

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The first batch of this rotations painting.  I do not plan what i will paint and when I just use a ‘lucky dip’ method.  Everything for the project goes in a box, in unit bags, and I choose a bag blind and paint what ends up in my hand.First u…

Raphia-The Numbers

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So I did a little number crunching on how many figures my Raphia project will end up swallowing.This was prompted by a large order I sent to North Star Military Figures as they had a great sale on Xyston figures, thanks Neil.So the numbers….Selecuid2…

Raphia-Selecuid Thureophoroi

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This is the last unit of Daae/Carmanian/Cilician Thureophoroi who were led by Byttacus of Macedon.  There were three units under his command.These are all Xyston….

Raphia-Selecuid Thracian Light Horse

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More work in  progress of my epic aim to build both armies of the Battle of Raphia.These are two units of Thracian light horse, although the lists I have make no reference to the light horse being Thracian, they do have Thracian foot so why not……

Raphia-The Numbers

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So I did a little number crunching on how many figures my Raphia project will end up swallowing.This was prompted by a large order I sent to North Star Military Figures as they had a great sale on Xyston figures, thanks Neil.So the numbers….Selecuid2…

Raphia-Selecuid Thureophoroi

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This is the last unit of Daae/Carmanian/Cilician Thureophoroi who were led by Byttacus of Macedon.  There were three units under his command.These are all Xyston….

Raphia-Selecuid Thracian Light Horse

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More work in  progress of my epic aim to build both armies of the Battle of Raphia.These are two units of Thracian light horse, although the lists I have make no reference to the light horse being Thracian, they do have Thracian foot so why not……