Thursday, 3 December 2015

The king, has returned.

 
I recently posted about my Greco-Macedonians for Of Gods and Mortals. Well, as content with my armies as any gamer, I subsequently ordered an eighth we chap to allow me to field my six man unit of hypaspist/hoplites as an eight man unit (with the inclusion of the Amazon). This was always the plan, it just happened earlier than expected - sometimes, I surprise even myself.

I wanted a real stand out leader type figure for the unit, and as all the gents were already pretty dapper (very fancy hats and all), I opted for a more reserved, businessman-like model for the king. King you ask? Well sure, who else would lead the hypastispts? 

So here we have him, the figure is from Gorgon Studios in the US. I think I paid more just in postage to get him than it would have cost to get a pack of four miniatures from somewhere like 1st Corp. But I liked the pose. To me it is part teenager-being-told-off, and part conqueror-looking-down-on-a-burning-city. Together, I think that makes him pretty damn kingly.

Here is His Majesty with his personal retinue consisting of hypaspists and Amazon. I like the effect. Now I just have to decide how to run the unit. I suspect I will either just use the Amazon hoplite roster (Q4 C3 armoured), or maybe use the suggested hypaspist profile from Massimo Moscarelli's OGAM site (Q4 C2 armoured, steadfast).

3 comments:

  1. He looks like he's ready to kick ass and take heads. Cracking work! U sometimes feel that I'm the only one playing this game-!

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