The armed might of the glorious kingdom of Pontus

23 November, 2011

Pontus ready to combat Roman tyranny.

Mithridates is ready to free the Roman province of Asia from the avarice and corruption of the Romans. I’ve updated their Army Page too.

Light foot: thureophoroi and Asiatic archers (Freikorp).

Another angle.

Mithridates has a good supply of light foot, which can be used by the Seleucids (and others).

Pontic cavalry options.

Pontic cavalry (Warmodelling).

His cavalry is fairly strong, compared to his Roman rivals. He has Pontic cavalry of a 3Cv command and a 2LH.

Flanking a Freikorp element for comparison.

Another angle.

I’ll probably add small shields to the 2LH, as they were pretty standard by this period. Mithridates also has a choice of Sarmatians (3Kn), Skythians (2LH) or more Pontics (3Cv).

More horse: Sarmatians (Donnington), Skythians and Pontics (Freikorp).

Another angle.

The Pontic horse have a lot of character and will see service as Seleucid Civic Militia or auxiliary cavalry for Marian Romans. The cup on their shields reflects their dishevelled appearance—an enthusiasm for foraging over fighting! I may get more for some 2LH!

From behind to show the kit on the Seleucid civic militia and the swords on the Sarmatians.

8 Responses to “The armed might of the glorious kingdom of Pontus”

  1. Stephen Says:

    That was quick work, Mark, for such a nice result. That baggage really brings the figures to life.

  2. medbag Says:

    Nice work as always Mark. You seem to have hit a stride on these. I hope work and research isn’t suffering?? 🙂

    • Mark Davies Says:

      Thanks; they suffer, but not so much from hobby time! I’m just pleased to be finding ways to finish armies that don’t involve buying more lead; it’s quite exhilarating!

  3. Prufrock Says:

    Brilliant! Those are looking really good. Well done 🙂

  4. Beautiful!!! Very harmonious army picture!
    Your best paintjob in my eyes!


    • Mark Davies Says:

      That’s very kind, though I only wish I had your touch with colours. I’m pretty random with mine; I mix them on the spot and often can’t decide if they’ll look OK after a wash. I go for fast output and seldom redo any really hideous colours.

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