Monday, 14 July 2014

The Trojan Army - the first half

Finally I finished off the first two units and heroes for the Trojan Wars OGAM (Of Gods and Mortals - the rules put out by Osprey Publishing) project.
Aeneas and Hektor.
Aeneas: 'If you can't win today, make sure your ancestors build a powerful city that teaches those Greeks a lesson.'
Hektor: 'Like that would ever happen. You do have some dumb ideas, Aeneas.'
'Come on boys. We're richer and prettier than those Greeks!'
'Everyone in battle formation? Wha...?! Nudites - did you forget your armour again?! Get in the back row before you get your todger chopped off! Something wrong with that boy...'
'OK lads - aim for their heels!'
I wanted to be able to differentiate between the Trojan army and the Greeks and decided one way to do this would be to make the Trojan army more colourful. So lots of bright blues, yellows, reds and greens to make sure that they stand out. A bit hard with the archers that are only wearing undies - I may yet repaint their plumes.
The painting tray now has Ares, another group of spearmen and the javelinmen on it, and then the 900 point OGAM armies will be ready for a game. I hope to have them complete this week.

As I'm not sure where to go next, I thought I'd run a poll. I'm torn between the Bolt Action Cassino project, SAGA Vikings or SAGA Gallic Wars with Gauls and Romans. So I'll leave it up to you, humble reader. A big thanks ahead of time to those who vote.

Nate

14 comments:

  1. Saw your post on TMP. Nice work.

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  2. These Trojan troops are amazing, excellent work Nate, you're a master in the brown colors...

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    1. Merci Phil. It all works OK so long as the browns contrast with each other.

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  3. Beautiful Trojans. Loving those hide covered shields.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks. I don't know how many Trojans had to die for Agamemnon's war, but it was nothing compared to the number of cows...

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  4. What a great blog I should have found this one much earlier but glad I have now arrived.

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    1. Thanks Andrew and welcome aboard.

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  5. Very nice work, Nathan, great sculpts given a terrific finish!

    (Although cow print is SO 1290's BC...)
    ; )

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    1. Cheers Evan. Like all fashions cow hide comes back into fashion every other millenia.

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  6. Great models. Very evocative of the age of heroes.

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    1. Thanks John. I love painting Black Tree figures, they take paint so easily.

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