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Guy
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Anyone else intending to paint the minis.

I've never done Greek Miniatures before, so if anyone has any useful guidance to colours that would be great.

Also how will you distinguish between the factions. At the moment I think I will paint the bases the colours (ie Yellow, red, blue and Purple) and maybe the plumes on the helmets as well as the shields.

Anyone else got any ideas?
 
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Gary
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Try something like this for colour references / inspiration:
http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/ancients/world-greeks/

I would go with having the bases, shields and plumes all match the faction colour (although I haven't seen the shield stickers yet - the choice of shield colour may be dependent on making those stand out nicely)

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Thanks Gary

Since my post i did a bit of googling (Greek hoplite images) and it suggest that coloured shields would be fairly authentic. I don't intend to go the fully realism route, but nice to know that it's not totally inaccurate.

For the the Triremes I will paint them as boats (ie brown hulls and white sails) and then add a coloured horizontal line) If that is not clear enough in game play I'll then do the battering ram and if necessary the sails, but perhaps watered down

And for the cities, all the same, except for the surrounds which i will do in the team colour!

I'm off on holidy so will not get to it for a month so hopefully someone will beat me to it!
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As a painter I would recommend replacing the pieces as the soft plastic does not hold paint very well.
 
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Agreed. Having now seen the pieces, I wouldn't spend any time on trying to paint them.
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jellynut wrote:
Agreed. Having now seen the pieces, I wouldn't spend any time on trying to paint them.


That is sad to hear . . .
 
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NimitsTexan wrote:
jellynut wrote:
Agreed. Having now seen the pieces, I wouldn't spend any time on trying to paint them.


That is sad to hear . . .


In fairness, I should add that the pieces are perfectly adequate as game pieces. They do stand up, they are robust, they are a good size, they match the colour of the cards and are easy to tell apart.

 
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jellynut wrote:
Agreed. Having now seen the pieces, I wouldn't spend any time on trying to paint them.


The triremes and cities are made of harder plastic so probably could be painted.
 
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