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Offline Diablo Jon

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Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients (I've actually finished a project)
« on: September 30, 2017, 07:46:41 PM »
So a project that is a departure from usual 40K fare on LAF. I've been working on and off on some generic early Successor armies (one with and eastern theme and one with a western theme) with the idea of using them to final get playing Hail Caesar. I decided to use Newlines Designs lovely little metal 20mm range with occasional 1/72 plastics to fill gaps (or save money)

As I’m going to build two armies I figured I could base them how I wanted as long as it was consistent across both armies so I settled for 60mmx40mm bases using 4 bases for a normal sized unit (and two for a small unit and six bases for a large unit) the number of figures per base depends on the unit type as follows

Infantry
skirmishers 3 figures per base
light 4 figures per base
heavy/medium 6 figures per base

Cavalry
heavy/medium  3 figures per base
light/horse archer 2 figures per base

Generals will be mounted on round bases one size for division commanders and a larger one for the C-in-C.

For those interested there is a whole lot of stuff on my blog here

https://jonsotherwargamesblog.wordpress.com/category/172-ancients/page/3/

for this thread I'm mostly just going to share photos of the painted miniatures. I've already painted quite a bit so this first bit might be a bit pic heavy and then I'll update as I get more stuff finished.

Hail Caesar uses "divisions" to build an army so I've followed suit and grouped the units into divisions (even if it doesn't quite feel right to call them divisions in ancient gaming)

So first up a division of mercenaries for my Western successor



Division commander



Thracian Heavy Cavalry



Thracian Peltests



Cretan Archers



Javelin men



Greek Hoplites



« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 08:22:15 PM by Diablo Jon »

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 07:52:31 PM »
Next up Indian Allies for my eastern successor



General on his elephant



Elephants (plastic HaT models)



Elephant (metal Newline)



Cavalry (plastic HaT models)



Swordsmen



Archers




Offline Golgotha

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 07:54:16 PM »
Fantastic especially love how well the elephants have come out.

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 07:55:37 PM »
Last but not least for now the start of my western pike phalanx division

Agrianes



Pike


Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 07:58:02 PM »
Fantastic especially love how well the elephants have come out.

Thank you.

 The HaT ones certainly can't be beaten on price you get three (bigger miniatures) in a box for about the same cost as one Newline Metal nelly (which is still a very nice little miniature)

Offline rumacara

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 03:53:41 PM »
Very well done. :-* :-* :-*
Keep it coming.
Its rare someone publish some 20mm in some boards on LAF. :)

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 09:00:36 PM »
Very well done. :-* :-* :-*
Keep it coming.
Its rare someone publish some 20mm in some boards on LAF. :)

Thanks I realise its not the most popular of size/scales but I think it has a lot to offer both in terms of budget and being a good scale to paint.

I also finished a unit of Greek archers (not the most exciting of units but valuable support for the pikes)




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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 07:41:25 AM »
Although i´m a big fan of 28mm i really never gave up of 20mm.
I have a lot of 20mm metals too ranging from ancients, dark ages, crusaders and acw/old west.
Some day i will have them all painted... lol lol

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 07:49:18 AM »
Neat painting! Lively colors, make your troops very photogenic!
I like very much the hoplites' shield emblems! Well done!
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Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 06:39:27 AM »
A second pike unit for my western successor army. I need to add some extra miniatures when time allows to flesh my pike units out  but I want to finish all the initial units for both armies firsts. This unit had one of those dreaded spray varnish frosting issues which I think I've repaired the worst of the damage with brush applied gloss and then mat varnish.


Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 06:41:36 AM »
Neat painting! Lively colors, make your troops very photogenic!
I like very much the hoplites' shield emblems! Well done!

Thanks. I can't take to much credit for the shields as they are transfers from Little Big Man Studios.

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
Very nicely done!
I did the same back in the day to play Warmaster but quit because nobody around wanted 20mm or plastics  :-[
Here you can see my Zvezda cavalry in 60x40 base (sorry about the size):

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 10:22:48 AM »
Neat and bright colors, very well done!

Offline A Lot of Gaul

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
Great looking army! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!  :)
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Offline swiftnick

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Re: Diablo Jon does 20mm Ancients
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »
Very nice and good to see some 20mm.

 

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