Sunday 31 May 2015

House of Sassan –the nomad horse archers.

One of nice changes to the DBA Sassanid list is the addition of more LH. Pictured here are new nomad horse archers supported by newly purchased and painted cataphract.

I chose lighter shades of yellow, lavender, green and linen for the tunics and darker colours of blue, madder red and red brown for the trousers. The figures are a mix of Parthian and Sarmatian horse archers. The Old Glory Sassanid horse archers were not used as they sports a globe hat which is not quite right.

The cataphract, also from Old Glory, are escorting a Royal commander and standard bearers supplied by the Italian manufacture of Strategia Nova (Miniature Wars).

These elements bring the Sassanid collection to 61 elements which should cover the three sub lists. 



  1. very nice figures and painting!

  2. Thank you.

    It may be due to the improved style of painting that they have become good fighters.We shall see how well they do against Rome.


  3. Very nice work Robert ๐Ÿ˜‰