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Author Topic: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 04/06)  (Read 3154 times)

Offline rct75001

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My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 04/06)
« on: May 18, 2024, 02:40:43 AM »
The annual painting challenge on the Plastic Crack Podcast inspired me to make a start on a Sassanid Persian army that has been in the boces for a few years.  The lead is a mixture of Aventine, Gripping Beast and A&A.  Wide spread use is planned of LBMS shield and banner transfers.  I am painting these in response to a monthly theme as part of the challenge and am using the 28mm figures as a sanity balance while I paint huge numbers of Adler 6/8mm Napoleonics in anticipation of Leon shutting the doors on his wonderful 6mm ranges mid next year.

First up is the grand daddy - the Kings elephant.  I scoured the internet for inspiration on painted examples.  I have used various sources but leaned heavily on Phil Hendry's wonderful website and his rendition of the elephant.     







Next up I'll put some shots of the run of the mill spearmen.

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2024, 03:35:05 AM by rct75001 »
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Offline SJWi

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2024, 10:42:03 AM »
Lovely work. I too have a large-ish Sassanid 28mm army but nearly all Gripping Beast which to be fair I think are more from the 5-6th centuries. However I couldn't resist the Aventine "command elephant" which fits nicely with the Gripping Beast examples. One of my next projects will be to paint my Aventine 6th century Roman/Byzantine army which is currently sitting in a box somewhere.       

Offline Redshank

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2024, 10:49:46 AM »
Nothing short of phenomenal. So the detail on the flag and saddle-cloth (or whatever you call it for an elephant) are transfers?

Not my period at all, but I'm currently reading Tom Holland's Shadow of the Sword, which encouraged me to take a look.

Offline SJWi

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2024, 06:51:27 PM »
Yes they are by Little Big Men studios. Good look "Shadow of the Sword".  I read it when it first came out and  found it a "tough read"! 

Offline bluewillow

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2024, 09:08:10 PM »
Fabulous brushwork Richard

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2024, 09:43:29 AM »
Looking good! I really like the patterned tunics.
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Offline Mesh

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2024, 05:55:38 PM »
Absolutely fantastic, saw it already on the PCP and like they said, the pose makes it even more imposing. Definitely going to follow this thread :)

Offline Ten Fingered Jack

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2024, 04:29:28 PM »
The run of the mill spearman's shield bears the blazon of the Schola Gentilium, a mounted guard unit.

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2024, 05:21:53 PM »
Not my period at all, but I'm currently reading Tom Holland's Shadow of the Sword, which encouraged me to take a look.
I quite like that book- I've read it twice so far. :D

Offline rct75001

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2024, 12:43:30 AM »
Thanks for all of the comments.

Here are a few more to add to the project. 










Offline DalyDR

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2024, 02:26:00 AM »
Beautiful work on that elephant.  I love those GB spearmen, too, globe hats and all.  I painted about 120 of them . . . ! 

Any particular game/system you're building this towards?

Offline Freddy

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2024, 08:40:27 PM »
Great looking army, I really like the pattern on the elephant riders' clothes.

Offline rct75001

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2024, 11:30:37 PM »
Beautiful work on that elephant.  I love those GB spearmen, too, globe hats and all.  I painted about 120 of them . . . ! 

Any particular game/system you're building this towards?

Thanks for the comment.

They are done for Impetus.  We play various Ancient armies on a regular basis always with Impetus 2.
 

Offline bluewillow

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2024, 10:52:25 PM »
Lovely mate, for the foot Royal guard pick up the aventine pieces they are fantastic.

Offline rct75001

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Re: My Sassanid Project in 28mm (updated 21/05)
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2024, 12:54:29 PM »
Lovely mate, for the foot Royal guard pick up the aventine pieces they are fantastic.

Yep - I've got them in the box.  Even if the Impetus lists has nothing for them.

 

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