Adam has completely remade the cataphract horses for the soon to be released successor cavalry. They are bigger in all aspects when compared to the Parthian cataphract mounts. We decided to do this as many have commented on the smallness of the older models. When we were making them the finds at Dura Europos pointed out that the horses were small as demonstrated by the set of horse armour on an ass/donkey. However we agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and have now given peeps the choice over large beasts or the original smaller casts. There are 9 different variants with the 07 pack doubling in the 12 figure unit deals(Adam intended that they be the front rank). The first set due I believe are the line cataphracts but as we all know it will depend on Adam. There will be 1/2 armoured horses as well to carry the Companions and earlier Agema. We hope to get them and the remaining infantry finished asap to allow progress on the next range.
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Keith and Adam
I had a go, in my usual quick method of painting, on one of Adam’s new mounted commanders. I picked the 1/2 armoured horse to see what the soon to be released companions will look like. Painted in around 2 hours with 15mins basing it will do for the table.
Adam arrived this morning with the Mounted Commanders. All now in the shop. Been a tad busy this week and the turnaround on orders has slipped a bit, if you are waiting for them to drop through your door I think all will be up to date by Tuesday.
Slideshow of the three Successors.
Adam added the following packs to fill gaps in the later Successor commands. They have been modeled on certain features that can be used to identify them with certain commanders but as we have found they all copied one another so they are also fairly generic. The two full command sets have the two most famous while we decided to add the single figures to further the choice, we will exchange the commanders if requested eg SUC16 in set SUC14. Hope that makes sense.
Piero send us some lovely photos of a phalanx that he had painted and some Etruscans painted by his friend Zaccaria, all very nice IMHO.
Gary built this unit using the recent Thorakitai figures and using a few different heads and shields to give them a bit of variation.