The first Danaans are ready to fight at Troy. These Long-haired Achaeans, led by cunning Odysseus and Diomedes, master of the war cry, are prepared to seek the aid of Athene in their conflict with the sons of Priam.
|'Let's go get us some aristeia, Odysseus!'|
'I think the Trojans are actually this way Diomedes.'
|'First we need to kill some cows for our nifty shields.'|
|Archers - providing inadequate covering fire since 1250 BC.|
|'We're a long way from Ithaca boys. Never mind, if we follow Odysseus I'm sure we'll all make it home.'|
|'For Athene's sake Gymnos, this is a family blog! Here. let me strategically place my spear.'|
|'Close up men! Don't step outside of this rectangular movement tray!'|
|'Spread out boys - we have a whole CD for just the five of us.'|
The figures are all Black Tree Designs, except Odysseus and the shields which I purchased from Redoubt Enterprises. They are fantastic figures to paint up, but this time around I decided that I wasn't going to paint eyes. It would probably take me about half an hour to do them all, and that may not be much time in the grand scheme of things, but I don't know if they need them. It isn't really noticeable at a distance, and not even that bad close up. What do you out there in blogging land think? I've added a poll to the right. Please take a second and vote.
I've got another unit of spearmen and a unit of light javelinmen to go - and of course big bad Athene! Oh, and the Trojans.