Well the weekend was fun if tiring but we got the chance to speak to loads of people and show off our figures. Rob at Hysterical Games produced two big boxes of resin elephants. He told me he had tried a different way while casting them, I have to say that the first batch were very good but this last lot are even better. We also have the Africans cast in resin so they are also back on the store. Orders will suffer a delay as we are knackered and I have a family funeral to attend tomorrow so there will be a few days added to the usual delivery times.
I have had the 2 crews sitting on my table for a while now and I have just managed to get some time to finish them off. Please forgive the static grass that has managed to adhere to the figures(did not notice until I had the photos taken and no time to retake at present). I did remove the figures from the elephants to paint them as they are so close it would have been difficult if not impossible to get the paint on them in place. The two elephants are the same models as the grey photos in the store. Anyway enough of the blather…
I have added a unit of Thorakitai and a Macedonian cavalry unit to my successor horde. There are 7 elephants sitting on my desk nearing completion as well. They have been painted by me so they are of wargaming standard IMHO. I also tried out the Flockbox thing which works well if a bit of a mess to use.
We have run out of the EL01 and EL02 indian elephants unarmoured bodies, they are being cast at present and Rob hopes to have some if not all ready for us at Warefare 18/19 November Reading. I have removed them from the store to avoid the obvious issues. The armoured bodies EL03 and EL04 are in stock and in the store. Rob is also casting the African elephants in resin.
Keith and Adam
Steve has completed his Pyrrhic army for now and has agreed to let us add the link to his blog.
We have completed the cavalry for now, Thorakitai, Thureophoroi and Thracian next. After that we will complete the Hellenistics for now by adding Seleucid Companions, Agema and line cataphracts. Once they are finished it will be the Early Byzantines (yes I know we have all been waiting for them..lol).
This batch of cavalry come in mixed armours and mail with a command set. The variation is completed by using the different heads sets. Adam designed the figures to represent the troops gathered up in Southern Italy by both the Romans and Carthage, they will also prove useful in successor armies as Italian Merc. When the Attic helmets are added they become Carthaginians, the unit deal is a mix of armour to represent the spoils of war. If you want more mail then the packs are available in mail or mixed armour.
Steve phoned us and after a brief discussion ordered a large Pyrrhic force. He has been painting away at them and has updated his blog with the results, well worth a look.
The blog can be reached from here