Thursday, June 5, 2014

I/46ab Kushite Egyptian

(Ethiopians) History of Kush Link 745 BC - 593 BC

DBA 2.2

Army Composition: 1 x (Gen) LCh, 1 x LCh, 2 x 3Cv, 2 x 3Ax, 4 x 2Ps or 4 x 3Bw, 2 x 2Ps

Historical Enemies: Libyan Egyptians, Bedouin, Philistine, Later Hebrew, Neo - Assyrian, Sargonid Assyrian and Static Egyptians.


Another great Army to paint, I replaced the cavalry men carrying lead spears with steal pins. Also you will notice, which is no secret, basing the chariot models on 40mm x 40mm square stand is a pain in the back side. There is simply no room for the model to fit at its full extension. Essex Chariot models are about 50mm long, Xyston Chariots are even longer! I believe DBA 3.0, soon to be available during the year? chariot models basing has changed from 40mm to 50mm depth to allow large models like Essex, Xyston miniatures etc. to fit nicely and secured on their stands.... we shall see!




Army Arrayed









General with Light Chariot



Line Cavalry


Auxilia - Javelins


Bowmen


Skirmishers - Archers


Skirmishers - Slingers





26 comments:

  1. Phil, you really churn out fantastic looking DBA armies at a rapid rate. I especially this one.

    Great work!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan appreciate your kind words, some emails I received suggested that I used both hands and both of my feet to paint so quickly...um.. :o) they failed to mention I also have a paint brush between my teeth as well! :o))

      cheers

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  2. Moi (=Hi)
    Great job and exotic subject matter, which can not often be mostly see.
    Thank you for this.

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    1. Kiitos ystävällisistä sanoista ja vierailu Maximex, ;o)

      I agree, it is not often do you see this army on the table top at Club meetings or tournaments.

      cheers,

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  3. Excellent job wih your hands, feet and mouth...really like this unusual army, love the basement too, Master of the DBA armies...

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    1. :o) Thanks Phil! much appreciated...

      I wonder if this would work by attaching paint brushes to some sort of computerized painting machine and all I do is press the keyboard to paint figures? :o)

      cheers,

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  4. Nice work Phil, really like the chariots and basing style.

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    1. Thanks Chris for your kind words and visit...

      cheers,

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  5. Very nice army, Phil. I can see these guys doubling as Memnon and his Ethiopians vs. Mycenaeans too :)!

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    1. Thanks Dean, yeah The Ethiopians vs. Mycenaean would be an interesting game mind you the Mycenaean chariots and heavy infantry (Pikemen) may be to much for the Ethiopian 'light" army but they do have maneuverability to flank the Mycenaean army..who knows? :o)

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  6. Another gem of an army Phil! The chariots are my favorite as well and I love the color selections.

    How tough are Light chariots in DBA? Are they mostly missile fire or can they melee too?

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    1. Thanks Monty for your kind words,

      No, Chariots may not fire missiles only allowed to melee/close combat enemy units, very difficult for Chariots to destroy eachother and very difficult to explain it here using a keyboard :o) Chariots need a double hit score using one 6 sided dice to destroy eachother.

      LCh are rated as Cavalry +3 fighting against foot or any mounted to your die roll
      HCh are rated as Knights +3 vs Foot and +4 vs any mounted to the die roll.....
      so HCh will have +4 vs LCh with +3 to the dice.

      Generals add extra +1 to your dice.

      DBA players have for years debated about, how to use and rate chariots should they fire missiles? at 200 paces (2 inches) if so why not all other cavalry units armed with missile weapons i.e. bows,javelins etc.

      Here is an interesting Rules Variant link - The Tactical Use of Chariots in the Ancient Near East http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/variants/chariots.html

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    2. Very interesting! I'll say that there is a bit of grumbling in FoG about chariots. Some are given missile fire, some not. LCh throw alot of dice but at poor odds against non-skirmish troops. HCh can be tough but vulnerable with only 4 bases. When HCh do well, you'll likely hear the loser complain that chariots fell out of use on X date and why are they so tough. Grognards =grumblers.

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  7. Excellent post. It inspires me to get my early Egyptians painted

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    1. Thanks Mark! :o)
      Great..looking forward to your painted Egyptians!

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  8. Great looking army; an unusual variant on Ancient Egyptians. Good to see it table ready!

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    1. Thanks Peter,

      The Kush Egyptians or the "Ethiopians" :o) are a good "light" army to run, after a solo play test game, the chariots and cavalry really need their infantry support and hope to create and exploit gaps during combat. This army is dependent on the General to lead at the front line to also exploit gaps...

      The Kushites would or should have an even/balanced fight against Egyptians, Philistine and Later Hebrew but no chance against their feared enemy the Assyrians...to many Heavy Chariots!

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  9. They look great and your output is impressive!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher for your kind words, I would love to show up at Tournament with this army and raise a few eyebrows and perhaps a giggle or two? :o) by some arrogant players who may think this army will be a push over :o)



      cheers,

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    2. Do it! I love that kind of thinking. Shake things up rather than be predictable. ;-)

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  10. Very nice, dark skin tones are hard to get right, and very easy to overdo. Well done. You ran amok with the bull grass ! :)

    Phil

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    1. Thanks Phil! yeah I did run amok with the grass a bit ;o)

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  11. Another great looking army. I meant to ask before - sometime, would you fancy doing a post on how you do your basing? Maybe a step by step thing? Your basing is always eye-catching.
    cheers,
    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom, thanks for your visit, comments and question, sure give me a few days I will post on how to flock bases.

      cheers,

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