As mentioned way back in my post "Favourite Units of Mine No.4" during my first year at Dundee University, I bought my first Ancients Army - a Nikephorian Byzantine army (for WRG 6th Edition rules).
(Don't ask me why the General figure's head is almost turned 180 degrees to the rear - that's the way he was cast!!)
The figures were made by Asgard Miniatures (long since gone although the castings are still available from an American company - The Viking Forge) and stood a lofty 18mm tall, which towered above the paltry 15mm figs that my mates were using in their Carthaginian and Roman Armies. Alas as related in said post, I had a bittersweet love affair with the Byzies, they never quite did the byziness for me over the years that I fought with them either at 6th Ed or DBM and DBA.
However, once bitten, I knew I could never give the Byzies up and a couple of years back Santa brought me the Thematic Byzantine army pack produced by Gripping Beast.
As usual, due to my snail like pace of painting, it took me ages to finish the first unit - Byzantine Skutatoi, and then the Byzies took a seat on the back burner. However, with my new found painting zeal, I have made a start on the cavalry, well okay 2 of them -
So 2 down, 26 to go.
You'll have also noted that I've now put up my "Figures painted in 2012" list. A lot of bloggers seem to do this but until now, I've resisted in recognition of my usually abysmal output. However, almost masochistically you might say, I 've put the list up to hopefully spur me on to greater output (or a nervous breakdown!).