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The melting pot.
Although both my non-functioning melting pots were badged as Tirantis, they are actually Sebas. Further, if needed, the original Sebas cost less. So, on Monday I phoned Seba up and was told they have a repair service (to be fair, I knew that)... sent one of...

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RE6A, Roman Legionary, marching, half armour pilum and shield
This is the figure I always wanted to use as the basis of any Garrison Roman army. Problem was, no moulds and only 1 broken master... Which was repaired and put on one of my last set of moulds. At some stage I'll try and get a number of these done and put o...

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Clearchus and his friends
Well, finished the direct cavalry conversions. Nothing else to say, just that it seems to have worked OK with one proviso. I should have used thicker card - a couple of them had a tendency to fall over a bit. Think it worked out in the end though.

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Solving the Hoplite problem
OK, need to sort out how to get another unit of Greek hoplites for Cyrus. Without having casting facilities at the moment  I needed to look for an alternative source - happily found one. The original hoplites are simple conversions of a cavalry figure - fee...

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Cyrus and the Greeks, DBA II/7
The March of the 10,000 has always been one of my favourite stories, the Battle of Cunaxa one of my favourite battles. Even did a series of 3 articles on it for Slingshot sometime in the 90's (gave it it's more correct name of Kounaxa then.) Plus a version ...

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Cyrus and the Greeks


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Garrison Saitic Egyptians DBA I/53 finished
Short digression from the Persians, normal service being resumed. General, 1xHCh 1x2LH - my anticipated major use for this figure in future (sans plume) will be as Parthians 6x4Sp - Greek GC3 on base and with head swap 2x4Bw using my 'Universal Archer)  2x2...

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Comment moderation added
I have someone who finds it difficult to accept or understand things despite being told multiple times. This person has now started spamming the blog so I'm afraid I'm going to start moderating for a while... sorry about that.

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Garrison Saitic Egyptian DBA
Slight distraction, very minor!   Short hiatus with the Persians - sorting out a chariot for the general plus a scythed chariot for the late army.  Meanwhile, quickly painted up 24 converted Garrison Saitic Egyptian
spearmen, got 12 converted Garrison Egyp...

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Psiloi and Auxilia - Persian subject lights
Over the years I have completed a lot of conversions that never quite made it into 'production mode.' However, these figures are coming into their own as far as the DBA armies go! The first two elements are just generic light javelin/shield armed peltast/ps...
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