Latest topics
» Measuring sticks
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:29 pm by kreoseus

» Q. Blocked Retreat After Combat
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:28 pm by RogerC

» Army Lists for Issus and other battles
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 am by Frostie

» Charge extension doubt
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:55 pm by jorneto

» Game of Thrones
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:16 am by Frostie

» Problems with Veteran and Elite
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:17 pm by stecal

» 30 Years War Lists
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:15 pm by dadiepiombo

» Cavalry vs squares
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:13 pm by dadiepiombo

» Do squares fire?
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:08 pm by dadiepiombo

Impetus Competition Derby Worlds 2017

Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:42 pm by Cyrus The Adequate

There will be a 28mm Impetus Competition at Derby World Wargames on 7th …

Comments: 42

Impetus at Derby?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:29 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Anyone interested ? 7th & 8th October at a new venue - Bruntingthorpe …

Comments: 11

Wintercon '17 July 15-16th

Sat May 06, 2017 11:44 pm by Tarty

Canberra July 15th-16th

Basic Impetus 2
28mm
Game days are Saturday and Sunday


Comments: 0

BI2 tournament - 25 March 2017

Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:08 am by RogerC

Would anyone be interested in a 28mm Basic Impetus 2 tournament on 25 March …

Comments: 24

28mm Impetus Competition York Sunday 5th February 2017

Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:44 am by Cyrus The Adequate

The traditional start to the Impetus Competition calendar in the UK is York in …

Comments: 80

1° BASIC IMPETUS tournament

Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:19 am by PAPERO

in Castegnato , near Brescia, Sunday, 08.01.2017 Cool

1st tournament BASIC …

Comments: 3

October 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Calendar Calendar


Parthian Infantry

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Parthian Infantry

Post by Marcus Aurelius MD on Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:48 pm

I am currently in the midst of painting up a Parthian army using some of the ideas
from Jim Webster' excellent guide. (Thanks Jim!). I am in a bit of a dilemma on how
to portray Hyrcanian infantry. At present my idea is revolving around Greek style
thurephoroi or Persian Kardakes/Takabara or maybe a mixture of the two? Anyone
have any better ideas. Might possibly depend on whether early or late Parthian, with
possibly early having more Persian style dress and mid to late leaning towards
Hellenistic style?

Mark


Marcus Aurelius MD
VBU 2
VBU 2

Posts : 13
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-05-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Parthian Infantry

Post by Zippee on Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:54 pm

I'd have gone with something like Kappadokian infantry - trousers, comb cap and semi-thureos. Or if more Greece-Persian, trousers, tiara and bronze pelta.

But nobody can say that eastern Hellenic thureophoroi are wrong, they are ubiquitous.

I'd stay away from kardakes/takabara if only because there's so much debate as to what they looked like Shocked
avatar
Zippee
VBU 5
VBU 5

Posts : 543
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2014-05-19
Age : 54
Location : London, UK

View user profile https://www.flickr.com/photos/zippee/sets/

Back to top Go down

Re: Parthian Infantry

Post by Jim Webster on Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:20 pm

It's something of an embarrassment when you do a google search to find that there's very little except from Rome Total War

I'd go for a 'Persian/Kappadokian' look.
We know that they were Sparabara under Xerxes, so they'd probably stick with 'Median dress', most people round there did, so I'd avoid bare legs.
Shields? If you're delving through your pile of spare metal then be flexible. I have a lot of Irregular Miniatures Sparabara which I bought, then bought a early persian army very reasonable so didn't need to paint my own figures. So I've been looking at them and thinking, 'Hyrcanians'
But only because I'd got them. A round shield with bronze or leather is probably equally realistic

Jim
avatar
Jim Webster
VBU 7 h.c.
VBU 7 h.c.

Posts : 484
Reputation : 12
Join date : 2014-05-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Parthian Infantry

Post by Marcus Aurelius MD on Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:10 am

Thanks Jim and Zippee. I did the same thing coming up with just Total War! I was leaning towards the Median/Persian look, but was just confirmation that I was on the right lines. I do have some Persian stuff so should be able to put something together with some new figures and the bits box.
Many thanks.
Mark

Marcus Aurelius MD
VBU 2
VBU 2

Posts : 13
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-05-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Parthian Infantry

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum