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I have enough unpainted sets that I am not clamouring for new ancient sets just yet (French infantry for my Naps though, now they are needed, and STILL not appearing...)
That's what I did. Bought enough to make an Assyrian and a Babylonian army to fight each other. Of course, I was doing DBA, so that doesn't take an enormous number of troups.
With the price of plastic it is also easy to make full sized wargame armies the big difference being all of the extra painting needed to complete them.
I would be for more sets from the Antike era generally, I cant say whether or not they would sell enough to justify them but there are many possibilities Neo/Babylonians/Hittites, Aramaeans, Medes etc.. perhaps a poll is in order....
In the meantime complete the Sassanids and give the late Romans a worthy opponent...
Assyrian allies work well for Uratians and Assyrian troops can double as Babylonian Household troops.The bulk of the Babylonian troops had a different dress and the greater part of their armies were composed of Chaldean and Elamites.
The Elamites also had unique chariots that looked more like battle taxis.
One day when all of the existing sculpts become a reality it would be nice to see some focus back into the biblical age. In the meantime I happily buying up loads of reissues.
Thank you for the update, and your commitment to fast-tracking the sets currently in the pipeline. HaT certainly continues to have my support.
Very much looking forward to all the new releases.
Looking at some of my army lists all you need for a basic Sassanid Persian army are the Clibanarii and Light cavalry. All of the extra's are optional. Looking at Sassanid Persian artwork the Clibanarii mounted on the fully caparisoned horses are from the early period and could do double duty if painted right as cataphracts.
There are a few discissions online about pimping up the old Atlantic chariots.
It wasn't caesar that reissued the egyptian chariots from Atlantic. That was done by Nexus, I believe and maybe someone else? Waterloo 1815?..
In any case, the Caesar chariots look nothing like the "one man fits" chariots from Atlantic.