10 February 2021

AHPC XI: Ungor Radiers

Despite another busy week in Man Cave central, I have managed to finished these 20 Ungor Raiders for my Beastman Army.

Ungors are the lowest class in Beastman society, brutalised (an often eaten) by the larger Gors. Nevertheless, they are used in scouting and raiding roles in the army. They form the skirmisher elements (though not very good ones) and provide some (though poor) bow units. 
So why bother taking them? They are useful in an ambushing role to take out enemy warmachines from behind, as well as screening the main Gor warrior units.
Even better, I got to put them into action today in a Warhammer game against High Elves. They did very well (for Ungors) but I did like seeing this:

which reminded me of this :-)
This unit takes my Beastman Army past 200 foot figures - most painted in the past year during AHPCs X and XI

06 February 2021

AHPC XI: Roman Auxiliary Archers

To add some ranged firepower to my Legionaries, I've added some Auxiliary Archers to my Caesarian Cohorts with these metal Warlord figures. With their long drooping moustaches I see them as last month's conquered Gauls, now sworn into service and fighting next to their new Masters to beat up on their old tribal enemies!

As missile troops cant form close order (in Infamy Infamy!), I've gone for more widely spaced circle basing rather than the closer packed squares that the Legionaries close up in. I think it adds to their personality.  I really like that they come in both standing and kneeling firing positions too.