I recently completed the last unit of phalangites I plan on using for some time in my 15mm Successor army. These are elite phalangites, (Xyston hypasist pikemen), with plumed helmets that I painted with touches of purple to indicate their more highly regarded status. I just played them in a couple of our New England Field of Glory League games, one of which I lost and one of which I won, but I don't think that they got into combat at all in either of the games. Oh well, at least they didn't fall victim of the dreaded performance of a most recently finished unit - which is collapsing and fleeing the battlefield as soon as possible. Maybe their elite status did account for something then.
Here's a couple of photos of the fully painted and based unit:
And here they are in a battleline with the other Macedonian phalangites:
Time for a break from Successors. And no more phalangites for me for awhile...at least in 15mm that is!
Next posting is going to be a bit of a diversion for me. Something completely different to get the hobby juices flowing again.