Sunday, 10 January 2016

Classical Indian Cavalry

These are the two cavalry elements for a Classical Indian DBA army.  The figures are by Xyston Miniatures.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sea Peoples DBA army

This Christmas' project has been painting up a Sea Peoples army for De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) - which was a very kind present from Andy.  Each DBA army is 12 pieces or 'elements', and the Sea Peoples order of battle is the same for version 2 and 3 of the rules.  The figures are from Chariot Miniatures and the set comprises all the figures and bases needed to make up the army list with all the possible variant options.

The Sea Peoples were active in the 12th century BC and seemingly caused lots of grief to Egypt, Anatolia, Canaan and Syria.  Whether or not they were actually one homogenous group is debatable, but the literature suggests that they fielded bronze-armoured swordsmen who could stand up to the chariots of their enemies.

The full set of figures (minus an element of Psiloi that I bizarrely missed off the photo)

The General in a 2-horse, 3-crew heavy chariot

The central element is an alternate General (on foot) with 2 other elements of Blades - the armoured retinue of subordinate chieftains

Two of the three Psiloi elements - light archers

Three elements of Auxilia - Javenlinmen that can are alternates for the Psiloi

The Javelinmen in profile...

Six elements of Swordsmen (Blades)

Andy also got me a Hittite DBA Army pack, so will aim to do those next...