Parthian cataphracts

Here are the Parthian cataphracts that my friend Joe painted for me.  There are two group of twelve figures each from respectively A&A miniatures and Aventine miniatures.  IMG_4094.JPG

They are awesome figures and Joe did a great job painting them up for me.  The A&A figures (the two groups in front) are a mix from their Parthian and Palmyran range of cataphracts.  The Aventine figures (the two groups in back) are from their Parthian/early Sassanid range.  I use them for eastern irregular cataphracts in a number of armies.

Here’s a close-up of the A&A figures:


and of the Aventine figures:


You can probably tell that the Aventine figures are a little more slender, but I don’t think it’s enough difference that you couldn’t mix them in the same unit.  I just had all the A&A ones done before I got the Aventine ones, so they are separate.

I have another couple of 12 fig groups whose bases I haven’t yet finished.  (Why do I need that many cataphracts???)

But because I have these I’ve got my older Old Glory cataphracts for sale Older cataphracts.

Joe also painted up some cataphract generals and they look nice on their round bases:



We put our generals on round bases for ADLG generals that aren’t included in units.  It provides a distinctive easy-to-identify the generals bases.


2 thoughts on “Parthian cataphracts

  1. George

    Those are really nice, I am dithering about a Sassanid army for War & Conquest so it is nice to see their figures painted up. I am looking forward to their Byzantines. I have just finished an Aventine EIR army, beautiful figures.

    1. wssguy1706 Post author

      Oh man. The Aventine EIR figures are amazing. I have a unit of Auxilia and Equites Singulares further down on the blog. I think they are the nicest figures I’ve ever painted.


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