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colin knight08 Nov 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

Just got a small selection of Sumerians today. These are the 28mm scaled up from Museum Minatures 15mm to 28mm. They are sold by CP Miniatures.
I am blown away by how good these are. I have Sumerians 28mm figures from all the manufactures doing them and like the variety of costumes and sculpt. Being different city states gives perfect excuse for using such variety. Sumerian culture and warfare style went up Syria and to the west. As each city state had their own king/leader, Allied armies can have several king figures for each city state.Good excuse for command figures.
I will start by saying these guys are big. Perhaps Aventine or Steve Salah heft. However I don't have any to hand. They are about a head taller than Foundry which to now were my favourite sculpts. They would mix in with Foundry or Newline Designs with careful planning. Leaders would be fine to show bigger warriors in command.
The detail is so crisp and lively. They are chunky. Fleece kilts are very well detailed as are weapons and spears which are too good to pass for wire. Lovely spear heads.
The onagers are very animated and look authentic in size compared to men. So not over size (which still can look nice).
They will be a dream to paint.
I plan on keeping them in separate units other than command. I have no doubt these will stand out out the table. The chariot is also very well detailed. This will be first to get lick of paint.
I am very excited with this range as it was at QT stand at Claymore Wargames show that gave me first glimpse of Sumerian figures. That was back in 80's. Now after all these years Dave has recreated that army in glory.

colin knight08 Nov 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

Hope Bill will be along soon to tidy up posting mess. Message seems to have posted multi times.

colin knight09 Nov 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Working on that onager cart today. Trying 3 part old painting style. Taking my time as so used to Army Painter dip/wash.
Also resisted temptation to glue chariot up to see how nice it would be. Painting up separate cab, imagers and crew.

Thomas Whitten09 Nov 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up. I have a small number of Foundry. A very large amount of Castaway arts, and a large selection of Newline as well. I can always use more as I only have forces for Ur and Lagash. Maybe this would work as Akkadians?

colin knight10 Nov 2018 3:24 a.m. PST

Hi Thomas. Akkadians seem to have been bearded and wore non fleece shorter kilts.
However early Akkad before Sargon may have just looked as Sumerians. Archers seem to have featured more in Akkadian armies.
They could also be Syrian states or Early Elamites.
Army of Lugal-Zaggassi of Uruk also sounds good. He defeated Lagash to create first empire.
It is likely a couple of Lullubi/Gutians will be added.

MingtheMad11 Nov 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

The city states of um and ur

Thomas Whitten13 Nov 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Uruk is a great choice.


coolyork Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 7:51 p.m. PST

Thomas Whitten Do your Newline and Castaways figs mix well together ?

colin knight20 Nov 2018 4:28 a.m. PST

I have lined up some chariots(Eureka, Newline,Castaway Arts and Warlord) and they all go well together. CP Miniatures crew are bigger but the onagers and chariot bodies go really well.
Although Warlord infantry would not match the chariot does surprising look nice next to CP one as the crew are the taller one in Warlord range.

cp models Inactive Member23 Nov 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

My Thanks to Colin for an honest review of our new Sumerians and also for promoting them here

Much appreciated


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