Finish of my third DBA Army - II/69 Sassanian was made me to re- photograph my Lurkio Sassanians. I need to add grass and tufts to them and build a camp but apart from that they are complete gamingwise. I like them although horsemen bodies could be a little larger. They played first game (3-4 loose but it was due to cunning terrain plot by my experienced opponent. When previous army is finished i let myself get another army so i bought them opposition - Lurkio Early Byzantines!
On unarmoured horses (poorer nobles or retainers )
And then the Infantry
And my hated Hordes
(Sassanian infantry was centraly levied, professionally train and equipped wfrom central weapon stockiple.. They shouldn't by Hordes in any situation (but there is ONE Arabic account from the last battle fo falling Sassanian Persia, that is probably propaganda anyway - of infantry fighting in chains.. ..- and so Phill barker decided to give this army 2 Horde elements ;( ( I don't see slave legionaries of Carthaginian wars as Hd in Roman list - thats major anti Sassanian bias..)
So i decided to do split element. Made from 2 spearman.
If DBA 3 will make them a choice instead of compulsolary element - I will newer use them again - but they will do as Spearmen for FOG Sassanian list
And I will expand this army to full time DBMM/FOG list for sure. I love Sassanians and i like Lurkio models very much,- although i started to work on some more historic late Sassanian period Assaviras (that i will show you in the next post)
And the whole army