Faithful readers, you recall that my big project for 2023 was to create the forces for a Battle of Kadesh scenario with my post-production rules; In Strife and Conflict. Of course, it took me a while to get this project started as I needed to first decide on a project!
Once decided, I quickly went to work and ordered a Hittite and an Egyptian force from Baccus 6mm and some 60mm x 60mm bases to put them on. I have to admit, ordering from across the pond and getting through the Brexit blockades took a bit longer than I expected. However, the models all made it through and looked great. To give you an idea of the size of this order below is a picture of the Egyptian army all bagged up!
Of course, the Hittite side is just as large! This armies are going to look the part once they hit the table. The Egyptian force was estimated to be about 16K infantry and 2K chariots! The Hittites had even more chariots at the battle, with ranges from 2.5K to 10K chariots! Then there was another 16-25K infantry too. For an ancient battle, those are some large armies!
Now, In Strife and Conflict is naturally a scale and model agnostic game. It is unit-vs-unit, so the basing doesn't matter too much. I really like the look of 60mm x 60mm bases in these Unit-vs-unit games as the units look great and are easy to move all on 1 base. However, the rules themselves don't care. A unit, is a unit, is a unit. Therefore, I began to sort my Egyptians into their respective units and bases prior to painting. I wanted to get a feel for the size of the army once it was complete.
That, is a lot of units! Plus, each base could have between 30-56 minis on it. That means we are looking at around 884 minis! Thankfully, painting a 6mm mini is very different than a 28mm mini.
This give the Egyptians the following force org:
- 3 Light Chariots
- 1 Elite Sherden Guard
- 2 Spearmen units
- 4 Mixed spearmen/archer units
- 2 Axemen units
- 2 Mixed Axeman/Archer support
- 4 Bow armed skirmish units
- 6 Archers
|Greek Successor Armies in 6mm
|Egyptian troops on the march to Kadesh!