The release of a new edition of De Bellis Antiquitatis, along with my hiatus from having to DM, and having just read a book on hoplite warfare, all converged to reignite my interest in ancients war gaming. Or at least in building armies and painting them.
So this is the group shot of most of my Greeks (I have another dozen or so stands of Thracians, as well as some mercenary Greeks in my Persian and Carthaginian armies, and some unpainted hoplites probably).
A lot of my Greeks are Spartans, naturally. The lambda is really easy to paint onto a shield, and the red tunics look pretty awesome against the bronze everything else.
The general and piper are Zvedza; the rest are Nexxus recasts of the old Atlantic set. The second line in the background is all Zvedza too.
Most ancient Greek city-states did not use a lot of cavalry (well Thessaly would be the big exception), but the Macedonians famously did. Since my pikemen are actually hoplites with extra long spears, I use them interchangeably and the Macedonians are stored with my Greeks too. Above we have mostly Zvedza cavalry (the guys way in the back are Nexxus/Atlantic) and some HäT hoplites/pikemen.
Here’s another view of the HäT “pikemen”. I think the shields are all off to the side because of the limitations of injection-molding plastics. I wish they’d opted for separate shields instead but back when I was collecting plastics, I just bought whatever was available. Nowadays there are so many sets available you could pick and choose. Still, these figures are pretty solid and look OK.