24/04/2020 at 19:11 #135334
I almost literally stumbled upon the Newline 28mm Biblical ranges at the Attack! show in Devizes in Summer 2019. Newline Designs were a company I had mentally pegged as just being a 20mm manufacturer (so I’d almost walked straight past them) but my eye was caught by a show offer on a 28mm Assyrian army, with a range of figures I had no idea existed. I wanted/needed an Assyrian army for an event that was supposed to have taken place earlier this year, so checking them out the figures turned out to be really nice, and with the at-show discount an army worked out at a lot less than half the price of the equivalent figures from Foundry as well (which I’d been steeling myself to fork out for at some point in time for quite a while, but without actually taking the punge).
I bought the army pack there and then, and of course subsequently bought a shedload more by mail order to give me more options in the army, and less than a year later here are photos of the infantry from this 28mm ADLG-based army.
(It’s “decent wargaming standard” painting rather than some of the staggering stuff you see here, but I’m chuffed with how the figures came out, so hey…)
From the back you can clearly see the really nice detail on the armour.
(This is just a few of the photos – there are loads if you go to this link on the main Madaxeman.com site at https://www.madaxeman.com/main/28mm_Assyrian_Infantry.php)
I’ll also post photos of the cavalry and chariots in this thread when I upload them over the next few days
see more of this rubbish at www.madaxeman.com25/04/2020 at 06:50 #135349Geof DowntonParticipant
but I’m chuffed with how the figures came out
As you should be. They look good, and toys are meant to be played with.
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:1126/04/2020 at 22:13 #135395
OK, so here are the Cavalry.
Not quite as good painting-wise as the foot, as I’m a bit lazy/unskilled on the whole “horse painting” front but the mass effect I think is OK. The Newline figures themselves are als still great, as even with only one set of cavalry the three different poses in the pack, as well as separate shields and spears still give a decent variety.
These 12 horses are supposed to be pulling chariots – I made a mistake in mixing them all up on the undercoating table, and then compounded that mistake by mis-counting how many of each type of horse I actually had (15 “normal” ones and 16 “chariot pulling” ones). It does mean these guys have some serious armour around the neck of each horse though, which is probably a win for them
The rest of the photos are at: https://www.madaxeman.com/main/28mm_Assyrian_Cavalry.php
(Chariots coming up when I upload the photos… )
see more of this rubbish at www.madaxeman.com30/04/2020 at 20:59 #135650
And finally the Chariots, all prepared using my rather low-tech “find a design online, print it out to size” wallpapering technique to avoid having to paint really detailed chariot cab designs.
The Purple one – with a rather half-hearted animal skin design on the back of the horse (which should of course have been a saddle cloth on a ridden horse)
This I think is the best design – an Ashur Gate-type effect that blends well with the blue of the rest of teh cab
Plenty of room for the crew to move around and fight (or be posed in different arrangements in the cab for more variety)
I’ve also included info about some of the “wallpaper” images on the site if you want to copy this idea.
There are loads more images on the Madaxeman.com website of these chariots together with the Infantry and Cavalry which you can reach via this link : https://www.madaxeman.com/main/28mm_Assyrian_Chariots.php
see more of this rubbish at www.madaxeman.com20/06/2020 at 08:59 #138437David CookeParticipant
Beautiful army. Assyrians always look awesome.29/06/2020 at 00:32 #139038Alexander Hay-WhittonParticipant
Is there evidence for armoured heavy cavalry with spear and shield on the same horse? Heaven knows, my Assyrian horse could use the protection!29/06/2020 at 08:31 #139059Albert of WinterpigParticipant
Sean at Newline recently took back (well in the last couple of years) his 28mm ancients range as well (he had sold them to SHQ for a while).
And he concentrated on 20mm in that period so an easy mistake to make.30/06/2020 at 12:08 #139205
Is there evidence for armoured heavy cavalry with spear and shield on the same horse? Heaven knows, my Assyrian horse could use the protection!
There is if you look in the bag of figures that Sean supplied me with
see more of this rubbish at www.madaxeman.com03/07/2020 at 06:17 #139489Alexander Hay-WhittonParticipant
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