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02 Aug 2017 10:52 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Prince Rupert of the Rhine01 Aug 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

I've started up a new project to do some ancients gaming using a mixture of 20mm Newline Designs and 1/72 plastic miniatures. With my first unit finished I thought I'd share a picture of my mercenary hoplites.


more pictures can be found here on my blog

link

and more information on the project and the armies I plan to build can be found here for those interested in a bit of background

link

Cheers Jon

Fire at Will01 Aug 2017 10:51 p.m. PST

A splendid unit

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 11:13 p.m. PST

There are 1/72 plastics in the group? Wow, I am truly in awe.

Dan
PS. You should ask the Editor to crosspost this thread to the Plastic Figures Board. I think they will be very impressed.

Ney Ney01 Aug 2017 11:29 p.m. PST

Wow very cool! Great work!

I saw you say the shields are LBMS transfers. Did you use the 1/72 HAT ones and did you find they fitted or needed trimming? Thank you.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine02 Aug 2017 1:12 a.m. PST

Thanks guys

Dan@ opps I should have been clear this unit is all metal but several of the other units in the army are or will be plastic.

Ney Ney@ yes they are the ones marketed fot HaT the fit was very good if anything they were slightly to small as I had to touch up the edges with extra bronze after I applied them where you could see the white paint between the bronze and the transfer.

Sobieski02 Aug 2017 1:33 a.m. PST

You may have found your life's work. :) You do know you've got a very distinctively Spartan figure in the front rank, don't you?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine02 Aug 2017 2:32 a.m. PST

Sobieski@ thanks. yeah. There are a couple more in there to I bought them as a regiment pack as these are mercenaries I figured it would work.

Philotep02 Aug 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

Excellent ! Your first attempt ? Wow…
Just one remarque, if you allow me: I think your unit would look better with 4 minis per base… they seem to be in loose formation.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine02 Aug 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Philotep@ thanks yes my first attempt at 20mm bar the odd dabble with ww2 normally I'm a 28mm man these were an interesting challenge.

Fair point about the basing. There are actually 6 minis per base in two ranks and 4 bases for a total of 24 minis, my light infantry units are 4 to a base (for 16 man units) and my skirmishers are 3 to a base (for 12 man units) so they do look close order in comparison to the other units in the army but yeah 8-10 minis per base shield to shield would look more realistic.

ToneTW02 Aug 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

Very, very nice Hoplites! Well painted and the basing is great!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine02 Aug 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

ToneTW@ thanks TBF it was pictures of your stuff that finally gave me the inspiration to get working on mine :)

ToneTW02 Aug 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

Cheers! I'm glad to be of assistance to see your nice paint work. I'm inspired too to see the work of others. I find it really helps to get me motivated, also motivates me to buy stuff for other periods, so its great to see some Ancient Greeks!

Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

They look great ..which ones are plastic?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine02 Aug 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Pauls Bods@ none in this unit but the armies I'm building are a mix of plastic and metal units so the plastics will be coming.

goragrad02 Aug 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Nice!!!

Ney Ney02 Aug 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

Thanks for that info on the transfers!!

Lonkka1Actual03 Aug 2017 12:04 a.m. PST

Looking good!

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Good start to your army, those Newline figures are very nice indeed.

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