Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Essex phalangites

Another batch from the recent US deal. These are Essex phalangites which were quite nicely painted already. The pikes needed straightening out and tidying up, then it was a white highlight on the linen armour and a dose of the dip. I needed to paint up and add 7 other figures from my Old Glory command set (the gift that keeps on giving!) to make up the numbers.


And here's a wee size comparison to some other 15mm ranges.

Black Hat 15s:


Xyston 15s:


These guys will be handy for big Successor battles, even if they are a lot smaller than the Xyston...

13 comments:

  1. Classic figures, Aaron. One of the first 28mm figures I ever had was a lone 28mm Essex Hoplite. I used him for a command figure for many years.

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    1. I don't have a lot of Essex figures, but I quite like these ones!

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  2. Nice phalangites Aaron! Xyston are my favourite 15mm range.

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    1. Yes, Xyston are the gold standard, I reckon.

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  3. Trudging along I see, more importantly making progress! Nicely done:)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. That's right, slouching along!

      Cheers!

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  4. The separate, metal pikes are the way to go in my opinion. It is fun to have a variety of manufacturers' wares in a collection for diversity.

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    1. I agree about metal pikes. They're a bit of a pain to put on, but they certainly look a lot better than the spaghetti syndrome you can get with cast on ones.

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  5. A great collection, I am always impressed by Xyston...

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  6. Nice pikemen Aaron! You can't have too many, looking forward to future Successors clashes!

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  7. Thanks gents, the more the merrier when it comes to pike!

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  8. Good additions for another Phalanx or two, Aaron!

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