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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Santa And The Egyptian Chariots

I don't normally ask Santa for wargames stuff at Christmas, as doing so feels a little cold-blooded. I prefer my presents to be a little more spontaneous (and perhaps a little less warlike during the Season Of Goodwill). But this year I wanted to push on my ancient armies a bit further, and so requested some HCH Figures painted Egyptian war chariots. 

And so, much to my pleased surprise, four of them duly turned up. About a week of occasional construction found them based and ready to go. These guys are £20 each, fully painted but needing some putting together. As with all the HCH painted products I have purchased so far, I was more than happy with the completed models. 



These are, like the war elephants from the same company, wonderfully weighty models with a fine heft to them. The chariots themselves are not perhaps as colourful as some models you see photos of, but this does not bother me. The bright horses and crew create a fine impression.

These guys join my three Assyrian heavy chariots to form the chariot corps of my imaginary Paphlagonian army. The heavies now rejoice under the name of the 'Guard Chariots', whilst the lights are to be known as the 'Sinope Chariots'. 

A couple of units of Victrix legionaries and maybe a unit of Persian Immortals will just about finish off the armies I want. I don't want the project to get out of hand, and my WW2 and SYW gaming are beginning to feel neglected.

Ah, the satisfactions of a successfully proceeding project!