Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Greeks Completed

I love skirmish games. They don't take long, so if I am getting my tail kicked I can look forward to playing another game in a relatively short space of time in order to retrieve my honour.  Best of all, I can paint an army to completion in a (relatively) short space of time.
Such is true of the Achaean army for my Trojan War project using the Of Gods and Mortals rule. I finished the figures this week, and finally got around to photographing them this afternoon. So here they are.
The goddess of wisdom herself - she could do with getting outdoors more...
The long haired Danaan warriors ready to fight for their long haired goddess - Homeric heroes are a hairdresser's dream
The same warriors serried in their ranks on a movement tray
Trojan javelinmen audition for the Full Monty.
The complete Greek army - 900 points worth - ready to take on the Trojans - who are not yet ready...
You may be wondering why Athene seems to be so scared of getting a tan. I've been using Peter Connolly's book The World of Odysseus as a reference, and he has painted the goddesses this way. In Mycenaean times the noblest women did not leave the house in order to preserve their honour, and so were not exposed to the sun. The whiter you were, the more perfect you were to marry. Obviously goddesses are perfect, so Athene gets an albino complexion. 
I've taken a brief break from the Trojan War project just to keep it fresh. The painting tray currently has a section of World War Two British infantry, four 15mm Char B tanks for John, and just completed are some sheep and pigs. The archers for my Norman SAGA army are on their way, so I'll get them painted before getting stuck into the Trojans.



  1. These Greeks are splendid, excellent work!

  2. Fantastic looking force with there immortal leader!

  3. Awesome Trojan War miniatures and painting! I really like the flocking of your stands/bases marvelous!