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Author Topic: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?  (Read 2501 times)

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2023, 09:32:57 PM »
Essex make a Lydian Hoplite, almost identical to the one JJ posted above.
Essex are old figures, but can still mix due to their size, nice and chunky!

Iím using the newer Lydian Hoplite supplied by Blitzkrieg Models in resin.
Nice.
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2023, 10:49:20 PM »
Excellent, thanks for pointing those out!

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2023, 04:54:58 AM »
Essex make a Lydian Hoplite, almost identical to the one JJ posted above.
Essex are old figures, but can still mix due to their size, nice and chunky!

Iím using the newer Lydian Hoplite supplied by Blitzkrieg Models in resin.
Nice.

I couldn't find these on their site.  Do you have a link.
Are your Lydian's going to be tattooed?

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2023, 05:11:08 AM »
Minifigs figures are great! So many varieties. They did everything in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars. However, they are small compared to 28mm plus pushing 30mm figures of today.

However Iím still brazen enough to use Minifigs as levies on thick bases. They still fight or run as well the others. If somebody could scan and scale them as resin figures what a wonderful addition that would make.

I forgot ESsex they too have some nice variants and arenít as small as Minifigs.

Persians get the shaft. Companies now make immortals regulars and cavalry and then they are done. None of the myriads of nations.
Vendel (now Thistle & Rose) have some varieties of different looking Persians in big chunky 28ís. Their Lycians are well done and with guess swaps could be Carians. But the heads are big a thick and the metal is quite a chop. Good luck.

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2023, 05:42:54 AM »
Jjonas, you almost make me nostalgic for Minifigs! As you say their range was excellent, based on the illustrations in the various WRG books.  Very consistent in scale ( unlike Hinchliffe), and they didn't have Garrison's telegraph pole sized weapons. However mine went to various bring-and-buys many years ago.

I guess the problem with the "myriad of nations" is the commercial return on sculpting and producing such figures.     

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2023, 01:00:01 PM »
I'd quite like a unit of Egyptian Marines from Vendel miniatures, Thistle and Rose.

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2023, 05:58:38 AM »
I'd quite like a unit of Egyptian Marines from Vendel miniatures, Thistle and Rose.

Me too as a matter of fact!

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2023, 11:20:41 PM »
I still have different types from MiniFigs G&P & M&Punic Wars ranges. I did sell a couple of spear & shield types from the Persian range.

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2023, 01:01:53 AM »
This website is brilliant for comparing old and newer miniatures in the same Persian units. I think it gives a fair impression of the differences.

https://bucellarii.blogspot.com/2020/02/early-and-late-achaemenid-persians.html

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2023, 05:42:19 AM »
Jjonas, Thanks. Quite a nostalgia trip for me. I don't think I've seen those Greenwood and Ball Immortals or Hinchliffe Cardaces since my local bricks and mortar shop closed in Liverpool back in the late 1970s.  They had display cabinets with examples of all the Hinchliffe and G&B figures. The Minifigs range was too big so you had to make do with a paper copy of their catalogue before ordering!   

Offline Mithridates1

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2023, 10:52:23 PM »
Like Bucellari I was lucky enough to snaffle a unit of the (then) Vendel Egyptian marines.   Apart from T&R, Footsore has a threesome in their Mortal Gods range - https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/products/egyptian-marines.  Eureka also make a similar figure (2 options).

Footsore are expensive but if you wait until a sale they become quite competitive - I bought some of their Immortals in a 3 pack for 2 deal awhile ago.

Very much enjoying this thread as I have my early Achaemenids in a (longish) painting queue..........

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Re: What models to represent Carians during Ionian Revolt and Persian Wars?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2023, 01:23:11 AM »
Very much enjoying this thread as I have my early Achaemenids in a (longish) painting queue..........

Persians are a long term relationship. Just when you are done with them, they lure you back. New models help, but the box of old miniatures in the closet will continuously beckon.

 

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