More Egyptians


The other half of my available spearmen are now complete.  I decided to do the other half with a mix of yellow and blue shields.  In retrospect, I probably should have done only two stands like this and found a third pattern for one of these stands and one of the blue/whites from the first set.  Impetus rules allow you to create large units with 2 stands each, which would make organization easier.  In the end, I will probably do 8 total stands of spears for my main line, so perhaps I will get some balance that way.


I did a mix of darker darker skin tones with these as well, although I think I need more Nubian tones to reflect the time period.  (Still more accurate than "Gods of Egypt"  Who knew set was Scottish?)


That is all my infantry for the moment.  I plan to expand to add at least two stands of Marines, then I need to knock out some archers.

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  1. Your latest Egyptians look great! The yellow/blue is a smart combination. The rate at which you are cranking these Egyptians off the painting desk is at double time. Excellent progress! Luckily, BTD is offering a 72 hour sale with 40% discount off all infantry. Back up the truck and fill it up with more figures.

    Your Egyptian Army will be finished before I begin the Assyrians in earnest. Maybe fielding chariots will slow you down?

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    1. The Chariots are definitely slowing me down, not the lease of which because they are still trickling in. I plan on having a slow burn on these guys as I do not anticipate having a game ready force for some time. Fortunately they should be fairly simple in organization. End state right now is 8 stands of spear, 6 stands of Archers (T) 4 stands of Archers (S), 2 Stands of Javelins (S), 4 CGP, 2 CGL.

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    2. You have a sizable force planned! Is this a FULL Impetvs listing and not BI2.0, right? Lots of archers. This will be a nifty collection.

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    3. I am gauging off the fact I will be facing between 4 and 7 CGP, and assuming a comparative supporting infantry. So, yes Standard Impetus.

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    4. Looking at the historical setting it seems the Kushites and Numidians both liked them some archers!

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    5. Yes, certainly lots of archers. The Assyrians are not much different although the Nubians relied on the bow more than others.

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  2. Agree with Jonathan, great mix of colors...and nice poses, effective bases...In one word, they look superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil. This is proving to be an interesting distraction from my other projects.

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  3. Very nice, Jake! The Egyptians do paint up fairly quickly!

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