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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Finished: 15mm Sea Peoples "Retinue Warriors"

And they're done. That was quite a marathon for this batch of figures, which leaves just the chariots, commanders (who are also in chariots) and the baggage element to do.

The "retinue warriors" are classed in ADLG as elite impetuous swordsmen which can be taken as either medium or heavy foot. So I decided to do both to give me options. I decided to just use 7 figures a base for the medium foot by dropping either a standard bearer or musician - those figures will be added to the command chariot bases.

Heavy Foot:

Medium Foot:

I've made a start on the horses for the chariots:

I have tried a slightly different method for these. For the white horses, I did a base coat of Iraqi Sand, followed by a brown ink wash, then a dry brush of Ivory and finally a glaze of white. I think that came out quite nicely. For the blacks I did my normal range of dark base colours (black-brown, black-red, dark Prussian blue, royal purple) followed by a black ink wash, then a black-grey dry brush and finished with a black glaze - with hindsight I might try a black basecoat, dry brush with the dark colours and finish with black glaze next time.

The yellow ochre on the cloths is a base for the final colours (and also to cover up where the washes splashed over).


  1. These look terrific. Can't wait to see the finished chariots....

  2. Your still pumping out great looking minis I see, I worry that your an upper floor flat and will go crashing through the lower level/s with all the weight of your minis ;-)


  3. Man, are they colorful! One of the nice things about older eras: they looked prettier on the battlefield than all the khaki and such from late 19th century onward. Those look great Tamsin!

  4. I imagine you are relieved to have them done! Well done Tamsin!
    The chariots --I am sooo looking forward to seeing those done!

  5. @ Michael - thank you! :)

    @ Chasseur - cheers! :)

    @ Jerry - thanks! Chariots shouldn't be too long coming :)

    @ Ian - cheers! My floor will cope for now, but I have a cunning plan - move to a house somewhere and keep the lead on the ground floor! :)

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

    @ Alex - cheers! :)

    @ JWomack - thanks! They might be a right royal PITA to paint, but the final look makes it worthwhile :)

    @ Herkybird - cheers! Not long until the chariots are done :)

    @ Lee - thanks! :)