Saturday, 3 October 2020

15mm Cretan Archers

 A quick post on the latest unit completed toward the Republican Roman army, this time a sixteen-figure unit of Cretan archers, and a quick apology for not having replied to people's kind comments as I hadn't realised that they were all being diverted to await moderation:











I liked these figures a lot, mainly because they are quite dynamic but also because they are single-piece castings so there was no messing around gluing on spears or shields:





















Also, being only sixteen figures I was able to complete them within a couple of days, so it was fairly instant gratification:











I'm putting the finishing touches on some WWII British ships which I should complete within the next couple of days and hope to post shortly, and which has also been a welcome break from the Romans.

12 comments:

  1. You are certainly pumping through these Republican Romans Lawrence - another great looking unit!

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    1. Cheers Keith. The motivation was starting to flag a little, which is why I have had to have a go at the WWII naval project as something a little different.

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  2. Great looking slingers, Lawrence! WWII ships? Looking forward to them.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Just putting the finishing touches on the first dozen RN ships.

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  3. You are pushing these through at quite a pace, Lawrence!

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    1. Cheers Mark. The end of the project is in sight, and thankfully involves a few slightly more interesting troop types such as anti-elephant wagons. Which I won't be showing to my wife, as elephants are her favourite animal.

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  4. Splendid archers, well done Lawrence!

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  5. Beautiful bowmen, Lawrence, and useful for other armies of this era s well! I know what you mean about no parts to glue on when it comes to Ancients!

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    1. Thanks Peter. As one of the most famous mercenary groups of the era they will come in useful on quite a few lists. The older I am getting the less appreciative I am of multi-part figures.

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  6. Great looking generic archers, lovely work!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. They are were nicely-sculpted figures to work with.

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