Monday, 27 June 2011

Zvezda's 1/72 Macedonian cavalry

This is a slightly smaller scale (1/72) with multiple plastic figures. As I am writing this rather late at night I will just pose pictures and talk about them later so here are some companions with Alexander (Tarantines, Getai and Thracians will follow in another post).


  1. This may come as a surprise to some but the evidence actually points to the fact Alexander the Great was a brunette. Some may consider Oliver Stone's 'Alexander' as a Western propaganda with the blond, blue eyed Alexander and Persians wearing turbans, black princess Roxana(all these are wrong) and what not but it is what it is.

    The set has various figures and is supposed to represent Macedonian cavalry but in fact it seems to me it ranges from Thessalian to Thracian to Tarantines. This is not necessarily a bad point either. Although these are not painted up yet there are 2 poses with shielded sword troops, a cause of complaint on the . I would say that tarantine cavalery of Greek cities in Italy fought in this manner though they would use javalins and not be perhaps as heavily armoured.

    Next point is the javelin armed Thracians and bow wielding Greco-Scythian horsemen. For these I plan to convert a captain seen on the last picture (I have one as yet unpainted one) by giving him Thracian colour scheme and a Pelta shield from one of the other horsemen.

  2. Great figures and great blog !!!