For ages I’ve wanted to do a Greek Hoplite army. Heck I’ve dreamed of doing four or five so I could do a Peleponesian War campaign. Jackson finishing up his Spartans got me thinking about it again… and then when I saw some ready made ancient armies on for half price at North Star Figures… well… I had my credit card out faster than you can say “When are you ever going to paint…”
Anyway, here are the first two stands of Hoplites
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
These Hoplites are from Crusader Miniatures. They were part of a Clash of Empires Army… I have no idea what Clash of Empires is like… I will be using these for DBA and HOTT.
A view of their backs.
I should have taken pics of the shields before basing them – you can’t really see the shield in the second rank…
Well, with the two Psiloi (here and here) I finished earlier this is one third of the stands of this army done! (Unfortunately figure-wise it’s only about a quarter…)
MORE hoplites – these are for Savage Worlds Skirmishin’. The figures are from Black Tree Design. A while back they were having a crazy sale and some packs were up to 70% off. These were some of those. Unfortunately more of the packs that were 70% off had no pictures… and some of the BTD figures poses leave something to be desired so I only ordered a pack of each…
These turned out to be pretty good. Had I known I should have ordered enough of these for an entire Hoplite Army!
As it is BTD had another sale around Xmas and all foot were 50% off – including some unit deals – so I ended up ordering enough for ANOTHER hoplite army… Oh dear…
Since I’m working on Hoplites of different manufacturers… I thought I take the opportunity to do a little comparison pic for you:
These are Hopite shirlds from Wargames Foundry, Crusader Miniatures, and Black Tree Design! Quite the difference, eh?
Where I get a few more similarly based guys finished up I’ll do some comparison pics of the figures.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Well… probably not Hoplites. Though they were fun to do they, as I hope you can imagine, took a crazy amount of time!?
Tomorrow I should have some a Spartan and some Great War signalers. After that it looks like I’ll have some Great War Highlanders. And then…? More Great War stuff…? War of 1812? Dark Ages…? All possibilities!