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BillyNM02 Sep 2023 6:57 a.m. PST

I am just embarking on a new project to recreate the 25mm Hinchliffe armies used to illustrate this battle in David Chandler's book. The photos are mainly battle shots with no close ups of the troops so it is hard to make out the paint schemes on many.

Does anyone have better (than the book) quality images or other photos of these figure collections? It's not a disaster if not as I don't intend to slavishly copy the armies just produce something that looks very similar e.g, I might mix the poses (men and horses) up a bit more than in the originals.

Prince Alberts Revenge02 Sep 2023 9:35 a.m. PST

It's funny that you mention that book and those battle photos. I remember staring at those pictures in the book copy I'd loan from the library. Decades later I ordered the book off Amazon and thought I remembered the photos being crisper in my mind from so long ago. I think the softbound photos didn't have quite the same resolution perhaps.

A stunning tabletop nonetheless. Hats off to you for trying to replicate it.

Perris070702 Sep 2023 2:16 p.m. PST

Keep us posted! That book was in my university library, and I fell in love with the Byzantines (Eastern Romans of course) because of those Dara battle pics. Later I became more interested in the middle to late Empire periods, but I still look at those pics from time to time very fondly. Are you going to do a sand table to match?

BillyNM02 Sep 2023 10:54 p.m. PST

Perris0707: I'm not planning to do a sand table but the city walls are definitely on the list.

Prince Albert's Revenge: I have the hardback and the resolution isn't up to picking out details on individual figures for those troops destined to be in the background all the time.

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