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madaxeman05 May 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

The much-trailed Assyrian army has finally made it not only onto the table, but onto a plane, and into a 5-round competition in sunny (and rainy) Greece at the 2019 Patras Challenge.

The Winged Lion of Assyria takes on three very different Roman armies, a Classical Indian and finally the Han Chinese in a series of battles fitted carefully in between bouts of extreme eating and drinking across a swathe of the Patrene nightlife's top venues.

Watch as the the newly minted chariots and infantry, supported by archer cavalry do their very best on a number of different playing surfaces to dodge between the cakes, biscuits and pieces of lamb which attempt to prove more problematic than their enemies

Even goats occasionally get a look in. And not just in their cooked variety!

Its all there in glorious sunshine, so roll up your Gyros, sizzle up some Spanakopita and chuck a halloumi slice on the bbq to enjoy these 5 consecutive reports !

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

Great AAR, thanks for posting. Your title however should have been, "let them eat cake!"

madaxeman05 May 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

wow – some of you chaps are quick!

Good job the lunchtime buffet had plenty of food for anyone who needed 2nds…

evilgong05 May 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Next time take and army of Lamming Miniatures

Twilight Samurai05 May 2019 10:11 p.m. PST
madaxeman06 May 2019 3:06 a.m. PST

I must admit to being pleasantly surprised how well they turned out myself to be honest – Museum figures do tend to be easy to paint, and when I had the flash of inspiration to print out panels for the chariot walls (or more accurately a flash of realisation that I wasn't a good enough painter to do it any other way and not make them look crap) it really spurred me on to build out the army properly

The page with all the painting on is here if you're interested in how they were done:

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

Great stuff, as always!

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