Post by peteduckworth on Sept 10, 2017 16:56:38 GMT
I am finally getting round to painting a Maccabean II/43 army some of which will morph into a Revolt II/59 army.
I have some Xyston command figures (lovely but huge) carrying massive banners. These are oblongs held up from a short edge with side ribbons down the long edges.
I have a strong memory that I had seen these covered with Aramaic/Hebrew lettering in a reference book (probably WRGs Armies and enemies....) However to my utter confusion I can't find these anywhere neither in my books nor on-line. Can anyone point me at a relevant image to help my current painting challenge?
Hi Peter I just checked Armies of the Macedonian and Punic wars by Duncan Head and there is no banner info there.His reference is Bar-Kokhba so there may be more in that direction.Otherwise, could the info have been in a slingshot or Osprey Publication?Hope you find what your looking for.😊a
There are some painted banners under links on the miniatures page which link you to an army painted by Paul Hannah.
Plus if you check an image search for 15mm Maccabeans on Google some photos pop up and may help.
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2017 17:48:58 GMT by Haardrada
Here's the link to the pics of my Maccabeans, to which Haardrada was alluding.
The banners are entirely conjectural. 1st and 2nd Maccabees suggested images of swords and wheat as appropriate for any possible banners. I did learn, after the fact, that my attempts at ancient Hebrew text were flawed. There was no use of diacriticals (i.e. all the little dots) in Hebrew writing of that era.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2017 7:25:23 GMT by paulhannah