Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Theban Hoplites

I have some time now to catch up with putting up photos of recently painted figures. These are the excellent 28mm Victrix Theban Hoplites from 5th - 3rd Century BC.


The paints used were mostly from the Foundry range as I am getting good results from their triad system of colours


Oddly, I hadn't really planned to get into painting Thebans. My original intention was to paint Athenians and Spartans, but once I saw the box of these troops at a wargaming show, I knew I just had to get some. The Boeotian helmet really adds a lot of character to the Thebans.


Of course now I have them painted up, inspiration has struck and I want to build up an army of these. From what I have read so far, they changed sides from being an ally of Sparta to being the enemy who finally destroyed them.



The figures were a great pleasure to paint and I am really looking forward to getting the time to paint up some more units to support them.  As usual though, I have too many projects!  No doubt when the spring turns into summer and the heat starts cracking the roads again (or close enough to it for the UK!), I shall turn my attention again to Ancient Greece.




PS. Apologies to those whose blogs I normally follow and comment on - I have been away for over two weeks and have to catch up with lots of reading!

12 comments:

  1. Wow - those are just lovely, Jason. I must say Victrix have the best Hoplites on the market and you've certainly proved it with your brushwork.

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    1. Thanks Dean. I agree about Victrix having the best Hoplites. I have some other which I don't know if I will ever get around to painting as they are just not as good.

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  2. Great work on the Victrix Thebans!

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  3. Looking really good. Well done!

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    1. Many thanks for your kind compliment Aaron. :-)

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  4. Splendid, they are splendid!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I'm glad you like them.

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  5. Those are lovely, Jason. Lots of work in that unit! I was only saying yesterday how much I'd love to own a Theban army, myself.

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    1. Thanks Simon, I'm undercoating another unit of Thebans right now but I really should be doing other stuff!

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  6. Great looking Hoplites! Along with Athens and Sparta, Thebes was the third fairly consistent major player in the wars of Ancient Greece.

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    1. Thanks Peter, I really do need a good few more units of Thebans considering their importance in those wars. They are good to paint too! :-)

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