Sunday, January 25, 2015

'Myth' from JaccoK - 'Greek Heroes'

For this entry I used a  28mm pack from foundries Greek Mythology range. I only used 4 figures and football fans will understand that with the rivalry between Feyenoord Rotterdam and a club from our so called capitol the 5th figure is a miscast and will never be used or painted.

According to Foundry these are from left to right: Odysseus, Achilles, King Menelaus of Sparta and King Agamemnon, 

Odysseus was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poemthe Odyssey. Odysseus is renowned for his brilliance, guile, and versatility. He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the decade-long Trojan War.

Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates of Troy. He was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Because of his death from a small wound in the heel, the term Achilles' heel has come to mean a person's point of weakness.

Menelaus was the husband of Helen of Troy, and a central figure in the Trojan War. He was the brother of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and, according to the Iliad, leader of the Spartan contingent of the Greek army during the War. Prominent in both the Iliad and Odyssey.

Legends make Agamemnon the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to be different names for the same area. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, ran off with Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the background text.


  1. Odysseus: "Honey, I'm home...!"
    Penelope: "...And what time do you call this, then?"

    I really like these Foundry figs, and you've done a great job in painting them up.

  2. Very sharp work! They are wonderful! The only thing missing is a massed phalanx behind them!