As expected, I screwed up the shield design. I had made a mental note not to use metallic paint because, not only am I challenged when it comes to painting patterns but the cheap brands I use can be hard to control when painting designs. Then I promptly forgot. I also forgot that the locating plug was square instead of round so the other side is skewed. I could paint over the shields but....it ain't going to happen.
I tried to think of things to make them look more Persian but alas, once an ad 5th/6thC Persian put on mail and a helmet, they just didn't look all that different. Still, if the guys they are fighting haven't figured out that the elephant is one with the enemy, they probably don't have much hope anyway.
Now, why just in time? Is there a battle coming? Nope, not soon anway, I need to paint my Persian General and Elite cavalry, and some infantry. No, its because something else arrived:
|We have work to do!!|
"Aux pots camarades!" (sic)