Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Dance of Bronze 15

The first of many phalanxes in 6mm for, well for anything that is possible although primarily for ADG.


The white undercoat has been used to the painters advantage here as after washing there was little additional painting to do. Future stands will have both white and silver shields to represent some historical units.


There are twenty-eight figures on this stand and although thirty-two was the ideal number it was just possible. In fact in trying to get figures along the base line several joined the great lead mountain in the sky.


This stand represents one taxis comprising of four syntagma of 256 men or 1056 in total. This would be slightly under strength for a taxis as they were often 1500 men strong. Have never been sure if this number included super numeraries as well. The basic army will have a minimum of four of these.


More to follow shortly

Cheers for now

9 comments:

Dont press the red button said...

They look superb. Congrats on completing your first base of phalanx.

Jonathan Freitag said...

So nice! An entire phalanx will look so good. In 6mm, I have stuck to Baccus with their strips of figures. How difficult is it to base individual 6mm figures? Looks like it could be tedious.

Phil said...

6mm? Wow, very impressive, stunning job and wonderful mass effect!

caveadsum1471 said...

They look great, especially at such a tiny scale, pike men always look best densely packed and these definitely are!
Best Iain

roma912 said...

Thanks Jonathan, the time was spent in the prep time sorting out the figures to singles as the Rapier figures also come on strips.

The spacing between figures limited the numbers, so by trimming pre painting I could get the effect looked for. Come the actual basing its relatively quick as just gluing in lines.

Cheers, Ross

roma912 said...

Thanks Russ, the mass effect beats painting 28mm figures in the same period.

You done much on the hobby front lately?

Cheers, Ross

roma912 said...

Thanks Phil

roma912 said...

Thanks Iain, although small the 6mm figures does give a great mass effect.

Cheers, Ross

Ian said...

You can't tell these are the first ones done, the mass effect will be impressive

Ian