Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sorting the Subjects - Thracians

When I hauled my Thracians put last week, I was reminded that the units were looking a little battered. This seemed as good a time as any to sort them. 

First order of business was to remove the figures from their various basing systems. About 1/2 were on 60mm x 60mm 6 man elements, 1/4 individually based on 20mm x 20mm bases and the rest on old WRG 3rd-6th ed bases with a mix of 1, 2 or 3 figures per base, 20mm wide per figure but 30mm deep. 

Once that was done, I stripped out figures with helmets or thureos. That left me with about 72 figures. Subtracting broken figures brought that down to about 60.  I considered a unit of javelin armed skirmishers but the need there is for Greeks not Thracians. Since these are RAFM multi-part figures, I decided to haul out the most suitable figures and re-head them with bare heads or petasos. That left me with 2 24 man units. For the last 25 or so years, my Rospak Thracians have been mixed in with my Ral Partha, RAFM and Corvus figures. I decided that it was time to separate them into two distinct units, 24 figures each. The remaining 24 figures, including a number of broken spear Rospak plastics, have been put aside as spare parts.   

Mixed Corvus, Ral Partha & RAFM Thracians
  Rospak hard plastic Thracians.
While I was at in, I sorted out and based up 2 4 man stands of archers and 1 of slingers. The rest, mostly RAFM multi-part figures have gone into the spares box.


Various RAFM figures with Thracian caps.


6 comments:

  1. A good job done I think.My particular rebasing chaps are my syw Minfigs from university days who were orginally basd for wrg and have been through myriad single and multibase options since...
    Alan

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  2. Ross

    Looking good. Your thracians have aged much better than my Spartans!
    Peter

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  3. I have to think about doing the same thing to Jef's collection (his Romans and Greeks). So much to do, so little time.

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  4. Peter, You need to get your Spartans out and exercise the,!

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  5. Rob, Are you going to do them as big battle DBA? I think there may be some auxiliary cavalry that originally served me in there.

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