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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 9:42 p.m. PST

Needed… for a local friend that bought those ones…

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…and have no idea.


I only found in the net these…

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Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Amicalement
Armand

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 2:23 a.m. PST

Try the Osprey on the Persian army or The Achaemenid Persian Army by Duncan Head (the latter is oop).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

Many thanks!.

Amicalement
Armand

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 3:57 p.m. PST

At a glance, that link you posted Tango has most if not all of the color plates from both the books recommended by @gavandjoshj02.

Of course you're missing the descriptive text.

MH

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2019 10:42 a.m. PST

Sorry for that my friend….

Amicalement
Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 12:44 p.m. PST

Those looks good!…
28mm

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Amicalement
Armand

JJartist03 Feb 2020 1:50 p.m. PST

Most of the art work of Persians has been stolen and published on the net. What you have listed already is full of good source material. The issue with Persians is choosing what you like. The Early period armies had some differences in gear than later, and possibly different uniform styles. For example Immortals had round shields and somewhat less ornate uniforms in Alexander's period (they are still very ornate).

Light troops can get away with more solid colors with color variety.

Which I kind of do here:

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And here. Pants are easier than shirts:

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and here. Lozenge pattern are hard- stripes are better:

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Save lozenges for officers:

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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Feb 2020 3:55 p.m. PST

Are the Victrix Persians out yet? I thought that was a future set.

wmyers03 Feb 2020 4:32 p.m. PST

Thank you for sharing!

Persians are a bit intimidating to paint.

I guess if you get the base colours down, you can go back as and when needed and when extra time permits, to go back and add details.

JJartist03 Feb 2020 8:25 p.m. PST

@wmyers

"I guess if you get the base colours down, you can go back as and when needed and when extra time permits, to go back and add details."

Since I'm old I can say that (above statement) is the best policy. Paint the solids first- then get them on the table. Maybe focus on the elites. Over time if you go back and enhance a unit at a time the detail work is more fun.

Details and patterns are worse when you are pressured to finish a large bunch at once- upgrading can be done in steps.

Of course miniaturists are not exactly known for being able to fixate and stick to a period – but often you will come back to those figures as new rules come and go and interest wanes and waxes.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 9:18 p.m. PST

"Are the Victrix Persians out yet? I thought that was a future set…."

Yes my friend… they are…

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Amicalement
Armand

JC Lira29 Mar 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

I do not see those Persians for sale on the Victrix site. Are you certain they've been released? The pictures you're sharing are 2d pics of 3d renders.

JJartist31 Mar 2020 10:52 a.m. PST

The Victrix are not out yet.
I think the Wargames Atlantic Persians are held up by our world health crisis:

But here was my version, for reference:

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2020 9:27 p.m. PST

Yes they are…


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Amicalement
Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 10:55 p.m. PST

Love to see anytime a painting job from those…


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Amicalement
Armand

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