Quantity has a quality all its own

Just showin’ off this shelf for minis my buddy Jeff made for me about 15 years ago…


Click to embiggen!


(The camera is crooked, not the shelf!)  That’s almost a dozen DBA armies (Carthage, Republican Rome, Early Imperial Rome, Spartan, Macedonian, Achaemenid Persian, Classical Indian, Aztec, and Conquistador…with enough extras to convert the Spartan army into pretty much any other ancient Greek army, and the Macedonians into any of the Hellenistic successor states, and enough Early Imperial Romans to have a civil war…).

Here’s a closeup of some of the Imperial Romans — mainly Airfix and ESCI 1/72s.  The Airfix are recast by HaT Industry, and the ESCIs are recast by Italieri.   I sure wish more old D&D figures were still in production!

These are some HaT Greek hoplites.  I gave them pikes rather than spears, to fill in the ranks of later Hellenistic armies — I already have dozens and dozens of spearmen from Zvedza and Atlantic (recast by Nexxus).

Anyway these pictures are a few weeks old — I’ve since put most of these back in their boxes and put out all my painted D&D plastics (not WotC pre-painted figures, but things like Citadel plastics, DragonStrike!, HeroQuest, and Descent minis, and that sort of thing.)

Anyway I readily admit that I am not exactly painting to “professional” standards, but hey, this represents less than 1/4 of my painted 1/72 historicals (not shown: Celts, ancient Germans, Medievals for the 100 years war and the first five Crusades, Mongols, Japanese Samurai, ancient Egyptians, Hittites, Elamites, Bedouins, Early Hebrews, Mittani, Assyrian, Nubians, Lybians, etc.)

The post’s title is a famous remark attributed to Napoleon.

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  1. That’s a beautiful presentation of miniatures!

    Love the title of this post… it could be a chapter in a military history book!

  2. Very cool. That’s quite a collection!

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