Thursday, 14 April 2016

OGAM - Atalanta the Huntress

"This Atalanta was exposed by her father, because he desired male children; and a she-bear came often and gave her suck, till hunters found her and brought her up among themselves. Grown to womanhood, Atalanta kept herself a virgin, and hunting in the wilderness she remained always under arms."
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 9. 2

As well as the dryads in the previous post, I also recently ordered a Shadowforge 'Amazonia' gladiator. It would appear that I have a bit of a female archer fetish for my OGAM force, as along with this athletic lady, I have Artemis as one of my gods, a female centaur archer legend, and plan on getting a unit of Amazon archers when I find models with the right Skythian look.

I thought I would use this figure for Atalanta, the Arkadian princess, huntress, and occasional Argonaught. Exposed by her father at birth, she was suckled by a she-bear before being found and raised by hunters. She sailed on the Argo with Jason, defeated Achilles' father in a wrestling match, was the first to wound the Kalydonian Boar, and only agreed to marry a man who could beat her in a race. All in all, a tough little cookie. I will use her as a Legend in Of Gods and Mortals:


Atalanta (90 points)

Q3 C3
Forester, Free Disengage, Shooter (Long), Good Shot

As a huntress, I wanted to give her a pretty muted look, keeping the pallet restricted to browns, accentuated by white for her diadem and trappings. Not a bad wee figure, for all that she is a fairly simple sculpt. The painted up quite nicely and, if I do say so myself, the camera does not really do her much justice.






2 comments:

  1. excellent painting as always. Please remind me to have her writeup when we do a Greek supplement (the Celt supplement should be finally be out later this month).

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  2. Excellent !
    Hope to see more of your army units.

    Eric

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