Saturday, 28 September 2013

Persian Fire 2

Here at last are the final pictures of the first elephant for the Sassanids in Impetus. At 300 points two of these beasties can be fielded and this will probably happen in the distant future. The figures are from Gripping Beast and this has been a very enjoyable start to a project. Enough rambling though, here are the pictures:


The choice of colours for the crew and coverings on the elephants back has been very deliberate. The red (Foundry Madder Red) is the same that has been used for the skirmishers and will be used for more infantry stands in the near future. The beige provides a good neutral colour for the red to stand out against.

There are two reasons for this; firstly it will develop common colours throughout the less important parts of the army and secondly it will allow more personalisation to be added to the Savarin stands when they are painted.


The thought behind all of this is to set the elite cavalry apart from the levies and skirmishers of the army not just in terms of the actual units but in the use of colour as well. Time will tell how well this works.


Some detailed pictures of the crew in action above taken from both rear angles.



The last picture below shows the elephant next to a stand of skirmish archers showing the scale of the elephant against them and the start of the common link in colours.



Next up will be some work in progress pictures of the Huns.

Cheers for now

9 comments:

Phil said...

These Persians are really impressive, very nice paintjob!

Simon Miller said...

Very nice! I liek that madder red.

Caliban said...

Very nice. I like the idea of the colour-scheme to tie them in, that should work well.

DeanM said...

Great looking elie and crew.

Paul Robinson said...

Great work and nicely thought out

Twin Cities Gamer said...

Lovin' your Ellies! And Huns, they will be tough in Imeptus if I remember right!

Ray Rousell said...

Looks excellent!

roma912 said...

Thanks for the comments all greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ross

Jonathan Freitag said...

Your elephant stand is an outstanding element. Great work!