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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……

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…