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Ancient Wargaming Using My Own Rule Set and Vintage 25mm Figures
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Fire & Death Are Your Gifts To My Bride!
A possible opponent for the Egyptians would be these S range Philistines. The spearman and archer are straight out of Funcken. The Philistine lancer can, I think, trace its origins back to that most impecable of all ancient sources, Cecil B. DeMille. Such cavalry feature in the great Biblical auteur's Samson And Delilah, and set upon Victor Mature only to be smote hip and thigh with the jawbone of an ass, or something. The effect of DeMille can also be seen in Saxtorph - his illustration of the pharoah's chariot is a straight lift from studio stills of the vehicle last seen being buried under the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments.