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PeloBourbon12 Jan 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

Hi fellow gamers,

To start the week end a new entry in my blog My first Egyptian unit is finished. Quite happy to start 2018 painting.


Olivero12 Jan 2018 8:28 a.m. PST

Ah, the nostalgia…. they look very cool. I hope to see the complete Army someday!

PeloBourbon12 Jan 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Me too Olivero, me too , thanks for the encouragement.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine12 Jan 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

Great job! very nice.

PeloBourbon12 Jan 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Gracias Prince Rupert

Lonkka1Actual13 Jan 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

Looking nice & bringing back memories!

You might want to tone the number those grass tufts down a bit.

When I visited Egypt some years ago, if you weren't in the immediate vicinity of Nile (often mere hundreds of meters or less) terrain was just sand. Monotone (single colored) sand, with variance provided by occasional rocky bits which were almost milk chocolate brown in color.

PeloBourbon14 Jan 2018 2:06 p.m. PST


You're right, the next bases will be less tuft loaded. I don't use frequently the pre-made tufts but after seeing the wonderful results obtained by other wargamers with their bases I guess that I went over enthusiastic.
I was thinking to set up a table themed in the Delta with some Sea People incursions.
When it comes to basing it's always a dilema. How You can decorate a base so it can blend in different set-ups.

Philotep17 Jan 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

The more I look at them, the more I want to paint my old Atlantic minis again !

PeloBourbon19 Jan 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

I understand you, even with their flaws, those old chaps give a nice result
I've somewhere a few survivors made of orange plastic, from an original Atlantic box, bought in a supermarket when I was 9 or 10. Those are probably my first tries at painting. Somehow, I guess, I'm finishing something started a long time ago.

PeloBourbon19 Jan 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

The two spearmen units together:


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Markconz23 Jan 2018 4:42 p.m. PST

Nice job!

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