Monday, 25 February 2013

'Asian' Cavalry for the Lamian War.

Progress has slowed a little on the Lamian War project mainly due to an increased work load cutting into painting time, so whilst toiling away I have been considering how to fill in the holes in the Macedonian Army for this campaign without spending any money.
The latter stages of the Lamian War featured not only Antipater's army based on home territory but also a further two forces from Asia Minor led respectively by Leonnatos & Krateros whose armies mustered between them around 3,000 cavalry including 'some Macedonians' ( AMPW pg.15). This comment has led to a lot of thinking on my part as to what the other contingents of cavalry were and the only conclusion I can come to is that they were former subjects of the Persian Empire serving under their new masters.
In pursuance of this train of thought the following are going to be pressed into service:

These are Vendel Miniatures armoured & fully armoured cavalry which have previously been used to represent Eumenes' Agema at Gabiene. I regret not buying more of this range whilst they were still available as many of them would have proved useful as auxiliaries in the successor armies.


  1. Those look very nice! I like the armoured horses.

    I have been fretting about not having any armoured Eastern cavalry, myself, recently. Would be very handy for Eumenes or Mithridates...

    Cheers, Simon

  2. Beautiful painting and colors. Great work on the bases as well!