Thursday, 19 May 2011

The end of an Epoch.

These two fellas above, well they are the last hellenistic miniatures to be painted before embarking upon the next long term project. I've had many days and hours of enjoyment over the past decade ( give or take) painting figures covering the Hellenistic world but finally its time to call it a day and embark on a new long term project.
After a lot of deliberation I've decided to go down a route contemporary to the Successor kingdoms and begin a Parthian army. The initial purchase from A&A miniatures consists of various codes from their Sassanid/Parthian & Palmyran ranges focusing on miniatures with the least chainmail & most banded limb armour and light cavalry with phrygian style hats to try to keep within a 3rd C BC time frame.
As far as infantry are concerned I was encouraged to learn that during this period the Parthians employed Greek mercenaries , so more employment for the versatile Thureophoroi I think.
Hopefully all that metal armour should make for quick painting progress, so presumably a viable army in fairly short order.


  1. Good luck with the Parthians. I've been painting some for a friend,; I think they are Navigator Miniatures, so much smaller than A&A. All that metal does make the cataphracts a bit easier to paint.

  2. Ah, this sounds like a great adventure. I think it's great you're going to research and hopefully embrace a new period of interest. I think the mostly-armored types of figures do paint up fact. Plus, you'll always have the option to return to your original project. Best Regards, Dean

  3. Thanks for the support gentlemen, as things progress I will continue to post pictures. Any comments will be gratefully recieved and provided they are reasonable acted upon. Best wishes John.