Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Syracuse Levy Hoplites
The Syracusan army grows...I got another 10mm unit painted up this afternoon. It's pretty amazing how fast this scale paints up when you are used to 25/28mm. I think 10mm stuff really needs the momentum that comes from doing one and then having the next based and primed ready to go. I think in a couple of days I should have the core of 4 hoplite units done and ready to move on to the light infantry. I usually save the cavalry and generals till last.
This latest unit represents a body of levy hoplites so they are less well equipped with only a bronze helmet, greaves, and a bronze shield...no breastplate or such, so I just painted over the armor on the casting with the red color of the tunic...in the close up pics you can see the paint-over but on the table at this scale, hardly noticable... The shield blazon is derived from Syracusan coins of the period.
next up, a pair of regular hoplite units in bronze armor.