From the northern borders of Athenian Territory the tribes of centaur and satyr muster troops for war, a condition of their settlement on Athenian Lands. These tribes, forced from their homelands in the broad plains of Thessaly sought a new home and the King of Athens realising their potential on the Battlefield took them in. Powerful units of Centaur cavalry now ride alongside the armoured hoplites of the Athenian army, as nimble satyr archers skirt at the sides of the battlefield protecting the armies flanks and adding a ranged punch to the force.
With that in mind the Athenians forces have been designed around their use of hoplites and armoured infantry, with additional special units to be used for specific battlefield roles. Below is a selection of the initial concept art for some of the warriors of the faction, below are 2 basic hoplite infantry armed with the traditional long spear and rounded shield:
There will also be a more heavily armoured elite infantry.
Following on from these below is one of the generic hero concepts for the Athenian Faction. The artwork includes front and back views on this occasion.
I'm really chuffed with the artwork so far, the miniatures are intended to be at the premium end of the market and I wanted a lot of dynamic movement and mid action poses to reflect that. Emma (https://www.facebook.com/FuelledByTeaArt) has done Sterling work so far and I'm keeping her busy with more work over the coming months.
Next up should be some concept art for Theseus, one of the Athenians greatest heroes, hopefully should have it within the next week or so, I may also find some time to feed in a little more about some of the unit choices available for the Athenian Faction before we move onto the second faction in Aegeus, the Minoans.