sassanid persian daylami hillmen
Summer is here and so are my new units of Daylami Hillmen! These are Forged in Battle 15mm miniatures from the War & Empire range, Sassanid Persian Daylami Hillmen code WE-PS09. A great set of figs, lots of poses (7 plus standard bearer), easy to paint, look the part, really top tier stuff. I did change my basing style for these guys.
I found the previous basing was too bright, which when painting in a minimalist style is a bigger deal than normally. I also wanted to go for a more informal, loose-ordered ranking scheme, not as much as moderns but more than my napoleonics. So that means some rebasing is in order. Really no big deal for my method and style of basing, just soak the base in water and pop off the minis.
Keeping up with trends in the hobby (aka window shopping) is something I enjoy and I couldn’t help but notice a new product on the market. GW has now released ‘Contrast Paints’. While I’m not convinced yet of their miraculous quality of turning out painted lead fast, I’m intrigued enough to give them a try. One of the reasons I paint 15’s is because of the time. Block painting is easy, quick and looks good on 15mm, not so much on 25mm or greater models. If I can paint 25’s faster than 15’s with Contrast paints I will definitely have to have a hobby rethink. So in pursuit of enlightenment I bit the bullet and got some of the paints. I will try painting up some samples to see how quick it is and if it is worth pursuing. Hopefully I can show off some samples soon.