Saturday, November 2, 2019

DBA Special: III/65 Nikephorian Byzantine


This is a fairly generic Byzntine force configured to list 65 and with an 'on campaign' feel: soft hats, cloaks, variations in equipment.  It has a lot of skoutatoi (8Bw) archers.



The Varangian mercenaries can be used to stiffen the archers

 The general is one of 6 mounted elements elements ... 

  
(15mm Byzantines: figures mostly by Essex and Irregular)



The main infantry force is a phalanx of archers protected by spearmen.

(Byzantine foot: figures by Irregular, Essex, Khurasan and Museum)


The camp


To achieve the necessary shallowness but still give the impression of a tented encampment, I have only used half depth tents.  They are home-made out of card and tissue so any easy illusion to try (and which I think works quite well.


 The trees are magnetised allowing a switch between theatres.

This army pairs against Early Lombard.

2 comments:

Phil C said...

Awesome!

Phil said...

SUcj a spectacular army, and camp, splendid!!