Athenian Elite Heavy Hoplites #1 (Mortal Gods) (Clash of Spears)



Hello in 2022!

I am starting a new year full of Ancient Greece! I took it as a point of honor to paint the Athenian, the Spartans and some bases of mercenary hoplites units.

        Today I invite you to the post dedicated to two heavy Hoplites, which I will join the Athenian forces collection.
The set comes from the MORTAL GODS system and the ATHENS add-on, which I unpacked in 2019 (shame! shame!) HERE.

        As I mentioned before, I have a very large number of Greeks waiting to be painted, so 2022 will be very much in the atmosphere of Ancient Greece (initially 2021 was supposed to be medieval and even for the first two quarters I started painting models from that time, but later I also missed at other times in history).

        Figures by VICTRIX LTD look very nice, and they are probably the most beautiful models of hoplites. By default, I tried to paint the armor of my fighters with a simple NMM, and it looks pretty good, I guess.

        It's definitely more time consuming than gold and ink, but you can go crazy with brown and have more satisfaction.

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And why the ELITE heavy hoplites today?
The hoplite armor was very expensive (it can be compared to the cost of a good car), the figures show a variant with a bronze armor with emphasized muscles, greaves and a Chalcidic helmet.
Having armor was a sign of belonging to the middle class.
        The image is completed with the Hoplon shield (from which the name of the hoplite is derived), a spear (2 to 3 meters) with an iron spike - the opposite spike was made of bronze (which some paint badly!).


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  1. Beautiful as always. Happy new year to you and your family

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    1. Thank you so much sir!
      All the best for You and Yours too!

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  2. Nice! I'll be following this. I have a ton of Greeks that need ideas on paint scheme.

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  3. Doskonałe rozpoczęcie nowego roku Michał!
    Czekam na kolejnych Hoplitów.
    Pozdr
    Tomasz

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    1. Dziękuję serdecznie! Będzie dużo, dużo więcej :)

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    2. Beautiful Minis once again Michal - Ancient Greeks - Spartans, Atheniuns, Macedonians etc - always look great. Hope this is the start of a major collection with lots more to come

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    3. Thank you very much for a kind words sir!
      Yes, will be much more of ancient stuff :)
      Hope we'll painted...

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  4. Bardzo fajnie pomalowałeś twarz hoplity z odkrytą głową. Same modele faktycznie dość szczegółowe i bardzo dobrze się prezentują. Dobra robota! :)

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    1. Dziękuję. Będzie więcej opalonych Greków :)

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  5. Very nice Michal your ancient figures are so lovely 👍

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    1. Thank you very much Matt!
      Glad you like it!
      Best regards

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  6. Piękny start w nowym roku.

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  7. Świetne modele, dobrze pomalowane!
    Ja również będę w tym roku mocno eksplorował antyczne klimaty, głównie Rzym i Grecję.
    Powodzenia!

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    1. Dziękuję :)
      To powodzenia również, będzie co oglądać!

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  8. Happy New Year Michal, wonderful work!!!

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    1. Happy New year Phil!
      All the best for you and yours!

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  9. Impressive job! :O
    Wow, each detail is fantastic. Great work.
    Happy new year!!

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  10. Very nice mate! Looking forward to seeing more of these

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    1. Thank you very, very much! Will be more and waiting for your new year painted stuff :)

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  11. Lovely! I dig the way you paint bronze armour.

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  12. Wesole schwiat Michal!!! All the best 2022.Please keep posting!

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    1. Thank you very much!!!
      All the best in 2022 for You!

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  13. Truly stunning as ever; have a prosperous 2022 !

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  14. Happy new year Michal !

    Those are great hoplites. I hope we'll see as many painting wonders than last year. I've painted (and posted) a few this year (more than a hundred) but not as many or as gorgous than you.

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    1. Thank you for a kind words sir!
      Happy New year too!

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  15. These are lovely.
    Happy New Year Michal

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  16. Beautiful work as always! The guy with the helmet off has a very intense stare. I get the feeling he is looking at ME! Argh!

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    1. Haha! Thank you so much!
      Glad you like it!
      Best regards

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  17. Awesome Hoplites, Michal! Love the Corinthian helmet - one of my favorites - and they are depicted here perfectly.

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  18. Happy new Year to you and your family Michal! And that are some fantastic painted figures to start the year with.

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you for a kind wishes Peter!
      All the best for you and yours in 2022!

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