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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Later Achamenid Persian 25mm BBDBA army

Like most of my early armies, the Achamenid Persians are a mish mash of different manufacturers and painting styles, as I was figuring out what worked and what didn't. I have included an Indian elephant element as well, as it was well documented that they were present in Darius' army, but not engaged.

Essex Indian elephant

The heavy cavalry command
Old Glory figures

Old glory heavy and medium cavalry
Javelins were replaced with piano wire javelins

A small contingent of Indian cavalry

Foundry Skythian nobles heavy cavalry

The heavies

The light cavalry:
Foundry, and Essex Skthians, Numidians, and Persians

Sythed Chariots from left to right: Navigator, 1st Corp, Essex

Foundry Greek Mercenaries

More Foundry Greeks

The Greeks that fought for Darius were slaughtered by
Alexander after Darius fled the field.

Persian Auxilia - There is some debate as to the form of Persian heavy infantry.
I opted to show it as more of a levy than formed infantry

The auxilia or kardakes:
1st corp, Black Tree design and Essex. The Black Tree Design were my favorites, but they are a little large.

The entertainment: The dancer is a huge reaper figure, on which I sculpted pants to appease my wife. The audience is seated on raised ground to minimize the height differential and consists of a modified 1st Corp Persian and Essex Indian cavalrymen, both with epoxy putty drinking flasks


  1. Beeeeautiful, beeeeautiful!!!! Cheera, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of inspiration!

    all the best

  2. Thanks,

    Coming from you that is indeed high praise.