In this post, I want to showcase the Victrix Greek Archers for my Macedonian Army. Besides a review, you can also find an easy to follow painting tutorial as well.
The Victrix Greek Archers is an all-plastic kit. You can build up to twelve archers. That is fairly enough I guess for a skirmish unit. As usual, Victrix has made a great job on this kit. The details are sharp and the kit offers a decent variety to build your models. For example, there are two head options included.
How to Paint the Victrix Greek Archers
- Priming the models
In the first step, I applied Vallejo primer to the miniatures. I prime my models white, but that’s just personal preference.
- Applying base colors
In the second step, I painted the base colors. To give my Macedonian army a more unified look, I used the same colors as for the javelin men and slingers. In short, I used:
Tunic: Army Painter Daemonic Yellow, Army Painter Hydra Turquoise, Army Painter Goblin Green, Army Painter Skeleton Bone, Vallejo Carmine Red (908) and Vallejo Panzer Aces Canvas (314).
All wooden parts: Vallejo Panzer Aces Old Wood (310)
All leather: Army Painter Leather Brown
Hair: Vallejo Black Grey (862)
Hats: Vallejo Dark Sands (847)
Pretty simple, but it will look good. Trust me.
The shading was done using Army Painter Quickshade Soft Tone. For the lighter base colors in this case, the soft tone looks better in my opinion than the other two options from Army Painter.
In the fourth step, I applied watered down PVA to the base and covered it with grit. After several hours I applied another coat of watered PVA to the sand. After this second coat, the grit will stick much better to the base.
I used Vallejo Tan Earth (874) as a base coat, followed by a heavy drybrush of Vallejo Iraqui Sand (819) and a lighter one using Vallejo Pale Sand (837). Finally, I just had to add some tufts to the base and call it a day.
In the last step, I sealed the miniatures using Army Painter Anti Shine. That’s it, the archers are ready for battle.
THE FINISHED Victrix Greek Archers
The Victrix Greek Archers are a nice addition to any Greek or Macedonian army in my opinion. You will get nice models for a fair price. If you add a box of Victrix Greek Peltasts, Javelin Men and Slingers to the mix, the skirmish section of your army is complete.
Have you ever built an Ancient army? Let me know in the comments. And as always, happy wargaming!