This gives me a mere 3 and a half weeks now to get the rest of the army painted up...
Thankfully however, I have made some headway in this regard and plan to continue to update this blog with my progress over the next few weeks of frantic painting as I complete units.
First up are the other two troops of Tribal Longhorns.
Nothing much to say about these guys in terms of miniature, modelling and paint colour choices that I haven't already covered in the previous post about the Alpha Troop.
(GW Gor miniatures with Maxmini heads)
First up is Beta Troop.
On setting this unit up for the pics I noticed the longhorn on the very left had lost his sword (good job it wasn't his shield he'd lost. That would be unforgivable for a hoplite!) Hence the hasty, unpainted replacement. The presence of such a shocking piece of grey plastic has thankfully now been rectified.
And also completed now is Gamma Troop.
Gamma Troop is currently only 7 strong compared with Alpha and Beta Troops and this was initially down to the models that I had available. There is space to add another Longhorn in the rear right of the unit, next to the one with the raised shield and I have rustled up a couple of spare miniatures. At some point Gamma Troop will get an additional reinforcement (FNG ;) ).
Also you can see that Gamma Troop includes the banner bearer for the Longhorns and that initially I was going to paint the banners a deep red, to match the main spot colour of the rest of the army.
However I am now contemplating whether to try something a bit different for my banners and paint them up in the style of Ancient Greek black figure pottery.
Something akin to this:
(image taken from https://www.ancient.eu/Black_Figure_Pottery/)
I have a dim and distant memory of somebody using this technique for the banners of their converted Amazon army (possible a Warhammer Wood Elf one?) but can no longer find the link for it.
Banners like this, however, would be a significant step up for my limited artistic skills and would very much be a long term plan. Right now I just need to get the army painted up! :p
More updates should follow soon as stuff hits the painting tables!