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  • #28318
    Lagartija Mike
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    Looking for figures of or repurposable into Machimoi in 28mm. Should have “borrowed” Assyrian shields but not absolutely nessecary. I’ve only seen these, and rarely, in 15mm a scale I don’t use.

    #28341
    Garry Grant
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    Mike

    Have replied on Lead Adventure Forum – check out SGT Major Miniatures Achaemenid Persian range, has both armoured (quilted) and unarmoured spearmen large shields.  Eureka also has 2 Egyptian marines in their ancients range also large shields.   Eureka is smaller 28mm than Sgt Major.   I have used the Sgt Major chaps in my later Achaemenid army.  They could also be Saitic Egyptians – an interesting army – Egyptians (with long spear and bow), hoplites, cavalry and 4 horse heavy chariots.

    What I didn’t say was neither figure (in my view) is really suitable for pikemen – really that large shield is not right!

    For pikemen recommend 1st Corps or Polemarch (Gripping Beast).   Both come up well, 1st Corps are a little smaller than Polemarch.

    Garry

     

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    #28344
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    Thanks Garry! I read your response on LAF (and I agree that the Saite army is compelling, my Machimoi are intended for use on a variation of same in my alt history campaign. They’re intended to confront the turco-hellenes of Imperial Balkh in a Syria balkanized into tiny, vicious Seleukid pricipalities.). I agree about the shields but I love the grungy awkwardness of the big Assyrian shields and, with me, looks trump authenticity (or even mere physics).

    #28351
    Garry Grant
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    Just read your Imagi-Nations post Mike.  Sounds like a great idea and those Aventines are wonderful figures.    I will probably weaken and get at least 12 for use with my Sasanids (eventually).

    Garry

     

    #28387
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    They are great figures! If I have any time at all I mod compulsively so I’m hoping to buy some extra to rework into Tibetan cataphracts, Khamba nobles, Tangut “Iron Sparrows” etc… I’m very much looking forward to their forthcoming Byzantine range.

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