Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dacian Missile Units Completed

 The final 3 Dacian units for my upcoming Historicon game are now done.  They are three missile units.  All of the figures are from Warlord and were based individually using magnetic stands.  As for the HCON game (PEL #F-144) "A Dacian a Day Keeps the Romans Away", it's allready sold out which is pretty neat. I will be running another game Friday or Saturday night "after-hours" so let me know if your interested in the comment section below.

First up is a Dacian artillery unit, a scorpion.  I think the unit came out great but it does look a bit "smallish" with just the single engine.  If I have time I may get another one to give the unit a beefier appearance.

Next up is a 16 figure archer unit.  The figures are from the Warlord Celt range but they'll do as Dacians in a pinch.  I still need to touch up the base edges as some of the white primer is showing through.
Lastly, here are the mounted Sarmatian horse archers.  These came out "OK".  The sculpting on these figures was not up to Warlords usual very high standards - some of the hands are huge but they'll do.  This is a bit surprising as the Warlord Sarmatian cataphracts are the best figures I've worked with.  Oh well, if I decide to expand the Sarmatian light calvary I may go back to either modifying the Warlord Celt cavalry or trying the Foundry ones.

Next up in prep for the game will be terrain, lots of terrain.


John de Terre Neuve said...

Looks great as usual.


Vladdd309 said...

Lovely work, great colour choice across the different units. Where's that guy on the right aiming though?

Cyrus said...

Nice looking units! If you are after more horse archers the rerelease of the Vendel/ Stafford games Parthians might help.

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent painting! Love the ballista!

jmilesr said...

Thanks for the comments

Vlad: It could be that he is "guarding the flanks" or I had to turn the figure a bit to make it fit on the base because I was too lazy to fiddle with the one in front.

Cyrus - I'll look into the Vendel/Stafford games figures - it's always good to have an alternative to Foundry because of their price level.


John said...

I delayed registering for your HC game at Historicon to coordinate with a friend of mine and wound up not making the short list for your game. We'd be up for an after hours session if you'd be willing to run it.

jmilesr said...

No worries, there are usually a few no shows at game time and I'll put you and your friend at the top of the list.

I think I'm going to run the second game Friday night (probably at 9:00pm but will confirm that in a few weeks - Hopefully either option works for you and if not let me know and I'll see what I can do.


DeanM said...


Those Dacians look great; interestingly enough one of the prizes for our WAB tourney at Enfilade included two boxes of these guys - my buddy James got it and can't wait to see them fielded. Best, Dean