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What are these ?

Post by Polkovnik » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 pm

I've no idea what these Essex cavalry are. Something ancient and Eastern I would guess, but I've looked at a lot of the pics on the Essex website and have not seen them. Any ideas ?

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Post by philqw78 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:40 pm

IMO they are generic. You could paint them up as a lot of different stuff.

What they are supposed to be is a different matter. But they are very old figures, probably true 15mm as well
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Post by nosher » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:48 pm

Bloody awful is what they are...!

Looks like my nine year old painted them. As to what i concur with philqw78 - generic light/medieum average nothingness

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Post by Polkovnik » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:57 pm

philqw78 wrote:IMO they are generic. You could paint them up as a lot of different stuff.

What they are supposed to be is a different matter. But they are very old figures, probably true 15mm as well
I don't think they are that old. They are a similar size to all the other Essex I have.

Do you think they would work as Lydian protected cavalry ?

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Post by Polkovnik » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:58 pm

nosher wrote:Bloody awful is what they are...! Looks like my nine year old painted them.
I know, they'll get a bit of repainting then a dip before basing if I'm going to keep them.

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Post by philqw78 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Polkovnik wrote:Do you think they would work as Lydian protected cavalry ?
Black hair instead of blonde and a decent shield pattern Yes.
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Post by batesmotel » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:51 am

I suspect they work best as Dark Age medium cavalry of some sort. They might be EGA-1 from the Early Germans. The head and helmet look very close to EGA-2 which is shown while EGA-1 isn't. Lydian cavalry is early enough that they most likely wouldn't have shields like contemporaneous Greeks and Persians.

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Post by pezhetairoi » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:52 am

I don't think Lydians wore trousers.
These must be early germans or goths.
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Post by BrigPaul » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:57 pm

MPA89 Seleucid Civic Militia light cav.

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Post by Polkovnik » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:33 pm

Thanks, very helpful.

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Post by philqw78 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:49 pm

BrigPaul wrote:MPA89 Seleucid Civic Militia light cav.
You need a life paul, other than toy soldiers and walking hills alone
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Post by hood_mick » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:06 am

Come on Phil leave him alone before he started his lonely hill waliking he was shaped magnificently to be rolled down them. He is a shadow of his former self now.

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:16 am

He was much more cuddly then though
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Post by BrigPaul » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Er.... i'll get me coat.

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:16 pm

BrigPaul wrote:Er.... i'll get me coat.
Going for another walk Paul? It just worries me that people going for walks on their own in the hills are looking for somewhere to bury their next victim :twisted: :wink:
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Post by pease1 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:07 pm

They'd work for Seleucid citizen light cavalry.
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