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Atheling30 Oct 2021 1:07 a.m. PST

For the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge this year I'm going to be speed painting a Thematic Byzantine Cavalry Based army with Khazar Allies. They will be the bog standard Khazar Steppe Nomad Archer as opposed to the Nobility.

It's a bit of a journey back into the past as the army will be primarily painted up for Warhammer Ancient Battles (V.2) and is intended for an event I hope to attend next year.

I realise it is mostly elite, which was deliberate, as I have other painting commitments for a display game later next year which will of course take precedence.

CHARACTERS- Up to 25% (Up to 700pts) 509
INFANTRY- Up to 50% (66% Before 867AD) (Up to 1400 and 1848pts) 226
CAVALRY- At Least 25% (700pts) 1365
SPECIAL UNITS Up to 25% (700pts) 698
(From Steppe Nomads (Alans, Khazars or Pechenegs) and Rus lists)

CHARACTERS:
Tagmanic General: 181
Hand Weapon/Heavy Armour/Thrusting Spear/Warhorse
Army General

Army Standard Bearer: 124
Hand Weapon/Heavy Armour/Shield/Warhorse

Tagmata Officer: 104
Heavy Armour/Shield/Thrusting Spear/Horse/Barding
(Goes with 11 Cataphracts (Emperors Guards)

Tagmata Officer: 100
Heavy Armour/Shield/Thrusting Spear/Horse
(Goes with Tagmata Heavy Cavalry A)

INFANTRY:

13 Themata Skirmishers: (L) 104
Sling/Buckler
Skirmishers

13 Themata Skirmishers: 122
Bows/Buckler
Skirmishers

CAVALRY:
10 Tagmata Heavy Cavalry: (L/S/M) 415
Hand Weapon/Heavy Armour/Shield/
Eastern Shock Cavalry/Drilled/Veteran

11 Tagmata Heavy Cavalry A: (L/S/M) 455
Hand Weapon/Heavy Armour/Shield/
Eastern Shock Cavalry/Drilled/Veteran

9 Themata Light Cavalry: (L) 243
Hand Weapon/Light Armour/Shield/Throwing Spear/Javelins
Light Cavalry

9 Themata Light Cavalry: (L) 243
Hand Weapon/Light Armour/Shield/Throwing Spear/Javelins
Light Cavalry

SPECIAL UNITS:
11 Cataphracts (Emperors Guards) (L/S/M) 466
Hand weapon/Heavy Armour/Shield/Barding/Horse.
Shock Cavalry/Drilled

8 Khazar Horse Archers: 232
Hand Weapon/Composite Bow
Light Cavalry/Nomad Cavalry
Expert Horseman/Parthian Shot/Feigned Flight/Special Deployment

2798pts

Huscarle30 Oct 2021 1:55 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing the finished army and your interpretation of speed painting grin

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2021 2:06 a.m. PST

Byzantine military handbooks felt it was perfectly reasonable to field an all cavalry army.

Grelber

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2021 7:52 a.m. PST

Agree with Huscarle.

Korvessa30 Oct 2021 10:57 a.m. PST

My only concern with all-cav armies is the table big enough to use them properly?

Atheling31 Oct 2021 3:04 p.m. PST

Huscarle

Looking forward to seeing the finished army and your interpretation of speed painting grin

It's kind of obvious but all depends on what it is I'm painting. I once speed painted 36 Beja in a few days. They were mostly flesh tones and not much else.

Grelber

Byzantine military handbooks felt it was perfectly reasonable to field an all cavalry army.

Indeed. I think it very much depends on the rules and in WAB V.2, cavalry is over pointed (IMHO) and has lost all the advantages except one it gained with the Beyond the Golden Gate supplement. I expect I'll be onto a hiding hiding for nothing but at least it will be fun to roll some dice again and paint up an army that's been on my radar for two decades.

My only concern with all-cav armies is the table big enough to use them properly?

I'm almost positive that the answer will be no! LOL

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