250 BC - 225 AD
This is my Parthian Army in 1/72 Plastics. It has all options
including a camp follower. The Camp Follower is LW, all other
figures are from the HäT Parthian Heavy or Parthian Light Cavalry
sets, which fortunately include some infantry too.
The General (1x 4Kn/Gen)
The Parthian Leader with retinue. Either the King
or an important war leader (like Surena at Carrhae)
The Cataphracts (1-4x 4Kn)
The heavily armed and armoured Parthian Nobility and their
retainers. (As the HäT Horse Archers look rather like "later"
Parthians -without Phrygian Caps- I chose to paint the Heavies as
"later" Parthians too. Therefore arms and legs are covered in metal
plate/segment armour, not in leather armour, as earlier Parthians
might have worn.
The Horse Archers (7-10x 2LH)
The famous Parthian Horse Archers - some showing a
kind of "Parthian Shot"
(which means shooting backwards, while retreating).
Also included are the famous Parthian kettle drums.
Light Infantry (0-1x 3Ax)
These are light/medium infantry with spear and
shield, without other armour.
Skirmishers: (0-2x 2Ps)
Camp Followers (1x CF)
This is the "Death of Crassus." One
might argue, that the Parthian guy is too well equipped for a Camp
Follower. But with Crassus´ head to look after and all those
prisoners lurking around, he might be considered to be somewhat
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Last Update: 3 May 2007
My thanks to Reinhard Sabel.
Send any feedback or input to Chris Brantley at IamFanaticus@gmail.com.