Saturday, 1 September 2012

Prodromoi or Light horse, big stick.

Here are a few pictures of the next unit to be finished for the Macedonian army, the Prodromoi. These are very unusual in that they are pike armed light cavalry. The models didnt look right when assembling them, as the Sarissa looked way too big for light horse and it was tricky to position them in a way that looked realistic. I also had to make sure the bases would be able to line up as a unit without looking like a mounted pole-vaulting team. I tried to stick to a yellow/purple theme as the Osprey book on the Macedonian army shows these colours from Prodromoi, Thessalian cavalry and the Companions.





Only two units left to go for the Alexandrian army now, one more unit of pike and the Companions. After that I have a few bits to add to cover early successor lists. I will have to pick up some cataphracts before I can do a later selucid list. Next up is the second unit of pike. I will go with the same colour scheme as before so they look right when forming up together as a large unit for Impetus.

10 comments:

  1. Nice unit, and very nice blog, good luck! I'll follow next posts...

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  2. Like you, I am skeptical about lance armed "light" cavalry. You really made these figures sing.

    They look very similar to Old Glory's 15mm Macedonian range, and that is a good thing, as far as I am concerned. I'm also working on 15mm Macedonians (http://macpheesminiaturemen.blogspot.com/2012/08/15mm-greek-hoplites.html), so it's nice to see your project coming together.

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  3. Hi Scott, thank you for that. I have often visited your blog and always got inspiration there. Thanks

    Phil

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  4. lovely minis and good looking units, well done sir! The Prodromoi to my understanding really carried 7-8 foot long (spear) lance

    love your work Phil

    cheers,
    Phil

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  5. Wicked looking fellows! With the pike pointing downward you're less likely to need a Band Aid, says the man who's stopped using Xyston Spears. ;-)

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  6. Beautifully painted and marvelous color choices!

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  7. Thank you gentlemen, great to get such positive feedback.

    Phil

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  8. thanks for posting.

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