Skip to toolbar
Spring Clean Challenge Sassanids Revived

Spring Clean Challenge Sassanids Revived

Supported by (Turn Off)

Start and Inspiration

Tutoring 9
Skill 11
Idea 13
3 Comments

Lurking in the back of a drawer for over a decade these Sassanids really need some attention.  With the plastic infantry kits coming from both Victrix and Wargames Atlantic I need to get these long neglected minis onto the table.  My gaming buddies are starting to get into Swordpoint so I thought I would add something different to the mix.

The idea of doing a Sassanid army came from my reintroduction to wargaming as a hobby.  In 1986 I saw a magazine at the local newsagent:

MW33MW33

Inside this wonderful tome was a fantastic picture of Peter Gilder’s Sassanids against Late Romans:

Start and Inspiration

Having decided that I’d happily have an army like that one day I subsequently collected almost anything but that, however the image (and the magazine) stayed with me.  When Gripping Beast released their Sassanid range (2007/8??) I saw them at Salute and went home with a big bag full of cataphracts.  They are at the front, 20 in total including leader and standard bearer figures.

Start and Inspiration

Over the years I added the Elephant and crew (also Gripping Beast), the 12 Huns at the back (Wargames Foundry), one random amazon horse archer (Eureka), some banners (LBMS) and a party pack of 32 foot skirmishers (Black Tree Designs).

I know I’ll need more horse archers/LC and a block of infantry with sparabara and bows which get fielded as a combined formation in Swordpoint.  I’m looking to get to a 1000 points in total.

Firstly off to raid my library for some reading material:

Start and Inspiration

Supported by (Turn Off)

3
Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
3 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
nightrunner
Cult of Games Member
6447xp

That magazine brought tears to my eyes. I remember the format but I can’t remember that particular issue. Good luck with the army. I certainly will be following. Do you have someone with an opposing army to play against. I have personally come to a point where I will not build an army I don’t have an opponent or two for. I am tired of always painting up two armies to try and engage gamers with. Sad story.

ninjilly
Cult of Games Member
8289xp

Fascinating looking SCC and a very impressive bunch of library material. Looking forward to seeing the project as it goes

Supported by (Turn Off)