Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Balearic Slingers

This is a unit of Balearic slingers that I've painted up for our next ancients campaign using Field of Glory. They are Old Glory 28mm figures which came in three poses. The throwing figures are all the same pose. I chose to modify them by cutting the slings off the heads of four of the figures and articulating it for a more realistic look.
Since these represent the cream of the crop when it comes to mercenary missile troops I opted to paint them in uniform white tunics. My thoughts are a group such as this strolling into town after a long campaign was just as likely to buy up their tunics in a lot, or fabric and hire a tailor to make them as they would be to spend their time sourcing such things separately. Plus it makes the unit look smart and more regular.

These are the first figures I've painted in 2013. I'm somewhat ashamed of this fact, but recovery from surgery made sitting at the painting table in January and February not very enjoyable. Now that I've returned to painting expect things to settle back to normal for a while. Next up a small unit of 28mm Numidian cavalry to go with the ones I painted last November.



6 comments:

DeanM said...

Nice work; I like the OG skirmishers. They look very similar in style/sculpting to the Cretan Archers I have - who've served well to I might add. Best, Dean

Ray Rousell said...

Nice work!!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

You mention Cretan archers....stay tuned :-)

Phil said...

Great looking slingers!
Phil.

Adam Carriere said...

Good to see you are getting back into the swing of things

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Thanks Adam. The back surgery healing is mostly completed now that I can sit at the painting table and crane my neck over figures. That was the last hurdle I think.