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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

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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

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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……

Raphia-Seleucid Hetairoi Companion Cavalry

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Sorry only the one picture came through, but I am sure you get the idea.  Companion style cavalry for the Seleucid army.  I really do like Xyston miniatures, even though you have to drill the hands.  They paint up very well and look…

Raphia-Ptolemy ‘Peltasts’

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

These troops are believed to be ‘light phalangitai’ with long spear and peltasts shields, hence their title.  They did however fight as heavy foot in a hoplite style, hence my figure choice.There were two units of these commanded by Socrates the B…

Raphia-Machimoi Phalangitai, ‘Egyptian Levies’

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A second unit of these painted, they are described as Egyptian Levies, made of of local malitia and conscripts.  I have used poorly equipped figures without armour and few helmets.These will be represented by an extra large/deep unit of 48 figures…

Raphia-Seleucid Hetairoi Companion Cavalry

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

  Companion style cavalry for the Seleucid army.  I really do like Xyston miniatures, even though you have to drill the hands.  They paint up very well and look very nice, in my opinion, even with my basic painting style.

Raphia-Ptolemy ‘Peltasts’

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

These troops are believed to be ‘light phalangitai’ with long spear and peltasts shields, hence their title.  They did however fight as heavy foot in a hoplite style, hence my figure choice.There were two units of these commanded by Socrates the B…

Raphia-Machimoi Phalangitai, ‘Egyptian Levies’

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A second unit of these painted, they are described as Egyptian Levies, made of of local malitia and conscripts.  I have used poorly equipped figures without armour and few helmets.These will be represented by an extra large/deep unit of 48 figures…

Raphia-Selucid Phalangites

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another taxis of pike for the Selcuid side, 1 of 9 taxis for that faction.  So at 32 figures each a nice total of 288 men….it is a good sized project!Xyston figures with steel pikes, so a veritable pin cushion so be careful where you place your …

Raphia-Selucid Phalangites

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another taxis of pike for the Selcuid side, 1 of 9 taxis for that faction.  So at 32 figures each a nice total of 288 men….it is a good sized project!Xyston figures with steel pikes, so a veritable pin cushion so be careful where you place your …

Raphia, Selcuid Thureophoroi

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest additions painted and ready to be based.These are two of the three units of Thureophorai who where led by Byttacus of Macedon during the battle.As always the figures are Xyston, while they are lovely figures and great to paint they are on th…

Raphia, Selcuid Thureophoroi

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest additions painted and ready to be based.These are two of the three units of Thureophorai who where led by Byttacus of Macedon during the battle.As always the figures are Xyston, while they are lovely figures and great to paint they are on th…

Ptolemy GrecoEgyptian Cavalry

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A unit of heavy Ptolemy cavalry, Egyptian horse in Greek style, armed with lance.I do love the Imputvs basing system, good looking units without tons of figures!As always Xyston miniatures.

Ptolemy GrecoEgyptian Cavalry

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A unit of heavy Ptolemy cavalry, Egyptian horse in Greek style, armed with lance.I do love the Imputvs basing system, good looking units without tons of figures!As always Xyston miniatures.

10mm 7 Years War

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More additions to the Seven Year War project, two Reichsarmee units and two Hanovarian units for the Allied Pragmatic Army.As with the previous Russians I have manged to find and print up some free flags off the Interweb! Two Reichsarmee and Two H…

10mm 7 Years War

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More additions to the Seven Year War project, two Reichsarmee units and two Hanovarian units for the Allied Pragmatic Army.As with the previous Russians I have manged to find and print up some free flags off the Interweb! Two Reichsarmee and Two H…

10mm 7 Years War Russians

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest batch of my 7YW Russian project.One regiment of Horse Grenadiers and three foot regiments. Regiment Shirvanskiy Regiment SuzdalskiyRegiment NeshebugskiyHorse Grenadiers St Petersburgskiy

10mm 7 Years War Russians

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest batch of my 7YW Russian project.One regiment of Horse Grenadiers and three foot regiments. Regiment Shirvanskiy Regiment SuzdalskiyRegiment NeshebugskiyHorse Grenadiers St Petersburgskiy

15mm Fantasy Barbarians

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I had these models laying around so thought I’d finish them off.These are for my fantasy Barbarian army, in Kings of War terms Large Cavalry.  I just think they are bad ass lol!Xyston Gauls on plastic toy dinosaurs, I just love them!

15mm Fantasy Barbarians

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I had these models laying around so thought I’d finish them off.These are for my fantasy Barbarian army, in Kings of War terms Large Cavalry.  I just think they are bad ass lol!Xyston Gauls on plastic toy dinosaurs, I just love them!

Raphia, more new figures painted…

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’m really liking the unit figure size of the Imputvs/To The Strongest bases. I painted 24 skirmish figures, Greek bow and slingers, that is 6 bases.  These troops were mainly used as escorts for the elephants employed by both armies.Talking of el…