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JAFD2623 Aug 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

Salutations, again, gentlefolk !

And here are more Essex 15's, this a horseman with lance and bow, wearing Hellenistic/early Roman Empire muscle cuirass and pteruges, no helmet, long hair, baggy trousers, no stirrups.

Scythian, maybe ?

https://ibb.co/gM4qxQ
https://ibb.co/cHECBk
https://ibb.co/mVdiHQ
https://ibb.co/gpakWk
https://ibb.co/fNMg45

Photo question – these were taken with same camera and lighting, only the background – pale blue or dark grey – different. In future, go with one, or take some pictures on both ?

Thanks, again, for your help with this.

GurKhan23 Aug 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

The combination of lance, bow, muscle cuirass and bare head suggests a Bactrian Greek based on figure 52 in AMPW (which I disavowed in the 2016 reprint, because the original source was misdated). But Essex MPA68 Bactrian has a helmet, so it's not him. Unless he's MPA 67?

goragrad24 Aug 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

Could be older Essex that were reworked at some point.

Presume they do have 'Essex' written across their seats?
The pose is the same as the MPA-11 Macedonian Companions sans helmet and with added trousers – definitely an Essex look.

Gladiator/Black Hat (Metal Magic) has their Bactrian cavalryman in that costume, but without an integral lance and posed with it couched and the rider bracing for impact. So definitely appears to be intended to be a Bactrian.

Scyths/Saka Heavies from Essex have what appear to be linothorax style cuirasses with shoulder straps made of lamellar. Also have leg armor or greaves.

As an example of older Essex reworks I have some Han halberders and an archer based on the Greer book. Those apparently went away several years ago as I bought and an army composed of the newer figures off Ebay in 2010 or so.

On the other hand sans a photo for MPA-67, it is possible that it is that code as Gurkhan suggests.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Yes
MPA67
link

GurKhan25 Aug 2017 12:11 a.m. PST

Well spotted.

JAFD2625 Aug 2017 11:00 p.m. PST

Salutations, again, gentlefolk !

And many thanks.

Turns out the essexminiatures.co.uk web page:
hath not a photo of MPA-67, and
has that page listing as 65, 67, 66, 68

Must ask them how they'd like to be fielded with the Skythians until I get a full Bactrian army painted up for them to fight with…

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