Thursday, 1 September 2011

DBA v.2.2 - I/63 Paionians

I've had a couple of days off from work and have managed to take a few more photos of my various completed projects. The first up is my Paionian army for DBA.  The Paionians (or Paeonians if your a dirty Romanist) were a tribal kingdom in the middle Balkans, wedged between the Macedonians, Illyrians, Thracians and Dardanians - (very) roughly the area of the modern FYROM. The capital of the kingdom (and later Macedonian province) was Bylazora, a site excavated by an American team for the last few years ---> see here

DBA v.2.2 dates the Paionians between 512 and 284 BC, covering the period from the first Persian conquests of the eastern Paionians until Lysimachos' attempted conquests. The list doesn't cover the later period of the kingdom for a reason only  the good people at WRG could explain.

The army list allows 1x2LH or 3Ax (Gen), 1x2LH, 8x2Ps or 3Ax, 2x2Ps.

I went for the maximum light horse/psiloi option when painting up my army. I have the figures to do the auxiliary options but have never gotten around to painting the poor beggars up. All figures are 15mm scale Thracians from Xyston - a couple with minor conversions.

The Paionian host arrayed

The king and his nobles riding to war below the image of the sun

The hypaspists, the best equipped of the tribal infantry

Paionian slingers
The camp with trophy heads - goats by museum (large) and irregular (small)


  1. What wonderful work Sir, particularly in 15mm! Loved the gruesome camp scene with the trophy heads.

  2. Beautiful army!