Atheling's Byzantines- Early Byzantines on Army Parade- P. 19- UPDATED 09/05

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Atheling's Byzantines- Early Byzantines on Army Parade- P. 19- UPDATED 09/05

Post by Atheling » Sun May 09, 2021 9:25 am

I've had a few requests for pictures of the army on parade so this morning I took the opportunity to take some snaps of my Early Byzantine Army on Parade early this morning. I must apologise about the pictures, I seem to have altered the length of exposure without realising it; perhaps I should have waited until my morning coffee had kicked in before taking these pictures!

Without further ado here are the photos.....

Formed Infantry Units
My plans are to add another unit of Dismounted Bucellarii/Extra Heavy Infantry (who will act as another Dismounted Heavy Cavalry unit), another Armoured Skutatoi and another unit of Unarmored Skutatoi too to fill out the ranks of the infantry.
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Dismounted Bucellarii/Extra Heavy Infantry and Armoured Skutatoi
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Skutatoi ,Attached Torsion Engine and Command Stand
I'm in the process of painting up an extra three command bases for the three other infantry units, two for the Unarmoured Infantry units and one for the Dismounted Bucellarii/Extra Heavy infantry.
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Armoured Skutatoi and command Base
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The Elites; Bucellarii and Dismounted Bucellarii/Extra Heavy Infantry
There is a heck of a lot more to come in the way of cavalry. I have two more units of Lancers on un-barded horses, I will add another two on barded horses too! Then there is the Heavily Armoured Mounted Archers (these will also double as being placed in the back ranks of the army to move it forward in time a little toward the beginnings of the "Heraclian era". Oh, I forgot their Steppe Allies too so expect a few units of Horse Archers and a unit of Steppe Nobles or two!
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Dismounted Bucellarii/Extra Heavy Infantry and Armoured Skutatoi and Army General Command Stand
I recently heard from Keith of Aventine Miniatures that Adam is sculpting some Army Generals so I suppose I will have to add another one or two Army general Bases too! It would be rude not to!
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Psiloi with Slings
I will be adding the missing base of Slingers as well as two units of bow armed Psiloi. Possibly some Psiloi with javelins too.
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I'll take some better photo's later on as the army grows to make up for the over exposure boo-boo this time!
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Re: Atheling's Byzantines- Early Byzantines on Army Parade- P. 19- UPDATED 09/05

Post by obriendavid » Sun May 09, 2021 10:14 am

It’s a beautiful looking force Darrell and unusual to see you concentrating on one project for so long 🤓
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Atheling's Byzantines- Early Byzantines on Army Parade- P. 19- UPDATED 09/05

Post by Atheling » Sun May 09, 2021 11:07 am

obriendavid wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 10:14 am
It’s a beautiful looking force Darrell and unusual to see you concentrating on one project for so long 🤓
I think stepping away from the hobby for a few years really gave me some perspective. I go by a strict "Rules of Threes" now! Three projects on the go, two speed painted (well, fast for me :lol: ) and one that I really put some effort into like my Early Byzantines.
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Sun May 09, 2021 10:14 am
Keep up the good work!
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Thanks Dave, I've got a lot planned for the army and a display game with a mate coming up, though I know not exactly when :)
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