Saturday, February 11, 2012

From ChrisP: 28mm Greek Hoplites for SAGA (60 points)


Chris sends in this great group of 28mm Greek Hoplites for use with his brilliant mod for SAGA.


From Chris:

'Here we have 12 Greek Hoplites from Immortal Miniatures. Transfers came from Immortal too, and were an absolute pain as they had to be trimmed to fit (naturally I realised this after trying to do a couple at once)

They were really good to paint, lovely miniatures. I really like the whole Greek golden age- I did a whole uni degree in Classics because I liked it so much! The Odyssey and the Illiad were read many, many times during the degree!


I have based them up for the SAGA ruleset, a local guy here has written up some rules for using SAGA for the Trojan War, we think that it will represent the Warlord with a warband style rules quite well. (rules are here http://roughwotr.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/saga-trojan-war.html and here http://roughwotr.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/saga-achaeans.html). I am really looking forward to getting into it, we have 3 factions prepared so far, Myrmidons, Trojans and Ithacans. I will be using the Myrmidons, the famed warriors of Achilles. So what I have here is 1.5 points of Warriors, the next 12 are already on the painting desk! After the next unit of Warriors, then it will be time to paint Achilles himself, as well as his retinue of elite hoplites!

These guys are the "green" unit- all tied together with a green colour so I can tell the units apart on the battlefield. I am also preparing some sabot bases so I can use these hoplites in Impetvs.'

Very creative modification, Chris, and a great looking unit of hoplites as well. I look forward to trying your ideas out.


These 12 hoplites will give Chris 60 points. Nice one!

8 comments:

  1. Very nice Chris, love the shield designs!!

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  2. Yes the shields are great, shame yu have to trim trans that come from the same supplier as the figures. Hope the SAGA conversion works.

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  3. Man Chris these are great the shields look awesome.

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  4. Lovely work - the more I see of these the more i get tempted

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  5. Wonderful models, Chris; you have painted them very good (so I´m thinking about it...).

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  6. Saga for Greeks sounds like an interesting mod - let us know how it works out. Could be an idea worth pinching - those plastics are cheap and nice figs.

    Great painting too.

    PhilH

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  7. There are more on the way to tempt you Dave!

    The SAGA mod fits pretty well I think- a powerful Warlord that leads the troops, suits heroic poems I think!

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  8. Very nice work.

    I like reading about the Classical period, and play DBA in 15mm. However, the thought of painting up scores of 28mm Greeks is daunting.

    Skirmishing hoplites...this is a great idea!

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