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Perris070716 Mar 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

First time trying to post a picture. This is a Byzantine stratiotai cavalryman in 28mm.

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Grelber16 Mar 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

I'm getting the following note:
As soon as Perris Cooley puts the camera down, we may have an album to view.

There are shaded out photos below, but none are of figures.

Grelber

Druzhina16 Mar 2017 9:33 p.m. PST

Clicking on 'photostream' gives: "Perris Cooley hasn't made any photos public yet".

This may be one problem.

Druzhina
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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

As per the above….

Perris070717 Mar 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Crap. I just changed the settings to "Public". Try it now.

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idontbelieveit17 Mar 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Cool. What era? What we call byzantine covers a lot of years.

Perris070717 Mar 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

This would be for the mid to later period of the Empire, but could be also a Thematic cavalryman or member of the personal retinues of the Dynatoi (great landowners like the Phocas, Ducas, or Comnenii clans). I am also doing a couple Byzantine Horse archers, another Thematic Kavallarioi, and a Norman knight in the Latinikon.

Grelber17 Mar 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

Looks nice! Lamellar armor, helmet and boots it looks like, so not heavy, heavy cavalry like klibanophoroi. Long ago, I read Arnold Toynbee's book, Constantine Porphyrogenitus and His World, and came away with a preference for the thematic troops, as opposed to elite units of the tagmata stationed in Constantinople. I think he would work well for that sort of thing.

Grelber
(Who has never been brave enough to try posting a picture, but is encouraged by your eventual success)

Perris070717 Mar 2017 9:20 p.m. PST

Thanks Grelber! I sort of pictured him as a thematic type myself. I am working on about 5 other figures as well. Two mounted archer kavallarioi one with lamellar and one with padded coat. I might try a kataphraktoi too at some point. I have another sculpt I did a while back that matches the Angus McBride tagmatic katapraktoi in the first Osprey Byzantine book.

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