Thursday, 19 May 2011
The end of an Epoch.
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.