Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Exodus 14:6

I had a few extra minutes on my way to a ballroom dance lesson last night, so I elected to stop off at the local general purpose hobby shop for some paint.

As long as I was there, I did a quick scan of the 1/72 scale plastic boxes. I was pleased to find one each of the newest Caesar chariot sets.

I did paint a unit for the Bronze Age project I share with Norman early this summer, so this project hasn't been totally neglected.

Opening the boxes we find this in the Pharaoh set:

I'm doubting that the lions were used in battle historically, but at least I'll get a beast stand out if this box for our Hordes of the Things game. The civilians are all carrying things, and should serve to dress up a camp or town. I don't know that it would be worth buying another box for more, though, as the spare Pharaohs don't have any immediate use. The chariot is the same model as in the Egyptian chariot box, with new, more elaborately decorated horses.

The Mycenaean chariot box includes two chariot sets:

There are also two women with jars and babies, identical to one of the poses in the Egyptian set. I should have plenty of these by the time I equip a Trojan War army pair. Oddly, only two shields are included. They appear to be identical to separate shields from the Mycenaean Army set. Each chariot has a driver and three warriors, so some variety is possible. One of the three is in full Dendra armor; one has a curved plume as seen in the Trojan army set, and the third is a spearman with a boar tusk helmet.

The chariot tongues are a bit twisted, so assembly could be an issue. If it works out though, I may finally have something to put on the table for an Iliad game.

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