Wednesday, May 8, 2019

II/20a Ptolemaic


15mm Essex Miniatures (commission work)

DBA 2.2 (13 elements)

1 x 3Kn (Gen) 1 x 3Kn, 1 x 2Lh, 6 x 4Pk, 1 x 3Ax/4Ax, 1 x El or 2Ps, 1 x 2Ps

This DBA army is slightly different from the II/20c Ptolemaic listing. I painted the Pikemen more of Egyptian "appearance" Also, painted the pike shields with "impression" of crocodile skins, not historical....but what the hey :o)

Historical Enemies: Early Libyan, Kyrenean Greek, Meroitic Kushite, Seleucid, other Successors and Marian Romans.

The Diadoch, Ptolemy I, became King of Hellenistic Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. Ptolemy son, Ptolemy II inherited the Greco-Egyptian Empire in 285 BC, the dynasty ended with the death of Queen Cleopatra 30 BC


General (3Kn)



Elephant (El)














Egyptian Phalanx





Greek Mercenaries (4Ax)


Egyptian Light Horse (2Lh)

Skirmishers (2Ps)




22 comments:

  1. You are back in the groove with another superb army. Do you game with this vast collection of DBA armies?

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    1. Yes I do play with my armies, sometimes solo, or with other wargamers in my area and a few times played battles via skype (using hex or grid boards)

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  2. A great addition Phil, and I do like the crocodile-skin shields. Very impressive.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence!.. the crocodile-skin shields were done during one of my rare "silly giggling painting session mood" :o)

      cheers,

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  3. What a beautiful and impressive army, well done Phil!

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  4. Great to have you back, and a lovely army as well!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. thanks Aaron, feels good to be back painting miniatures, even though it is a bit of slog for me working on my projects..

      cheers

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  5. Looking good. Nice to see some life in the Essex figures.

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    1. Thanks Mark, Essex miniatures are great to paint, just like old glory 15's and Xyston minis :o)

      cheers

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    1. thank you Marco! your blog is great!

      cheers,

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    1. thanks Christopher!
      you mean to say "another boring DBA army" hehehe...

      currently working on 28mm Ancients for Basic Impetvs..
      cheers

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    1. thanks Mike, I enjoy visiting your blog, your work is amazing...cheers!

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  9. Lovely looking army! The Egyptian phalanx is great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, I'm pleased the Egyptian phalanx turned out ok even though the colors I used may not historical?....

      cheers,

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  10. Great looking army Phil. I recall slowing building up Successors with 15mm Essex figures as well and just loved the look of the poses and the action and energy in the sculpts. Your painting has captured that perfectly.

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    1. Thank you so much Carlo appreciate your kind commentary. 15mm Essex miniatures are great to paint and Xyston figures are even better to paint! thanks again!

      cheers,

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