This week I was able to finish the last of the 6 pike blocks for Mithridates VI army. Its a bit silly that I painted them for his army, since he only used them in the first Mithridatic war. On top of that, they where they were consistently crushed by Sulla.
While it is not the most robust force I do like Mithridates early efforts building a Roman beater. He was willing to experiment and adapt. Following his defeat by Sulla he went home to lick his wounds and raised another army. The second time around he abandoned the pike block and built an army based on imitation legionaries, if you cant beat them join them.
There are 32 Wargames Foundry figures that makeup this block. Learning my lesson from the earlier 5 the pikes went on, After, the painting was done. I am proud to report no injury this time around. This unit was a little trickier, it did not have the shields with cast on designs so I had to wing it.
Here's a view from from the side and rear.
And the obligitory close up
The second unit I was able to complete this week is a unit of 12 Companion style heavy cavalry.
I saved the easiest for last. I was also able to knock out a unit of 10 Greek light cavalry. There is really not much to these guys so it was a nice break from the more detailed figures.
I think this week I have 32 foot and 22 horse. Next week things will slow down as I am switching gears and moving to Romans. Looking back over the last 30 days I was able to stay more focused than last year. If I can keep up the pace I think I am on track to meet my challenge goal.