He was terrified of being assassinated and took a dose of poison every day to build up his immunity. He was fortunate that Rome was in the middle of a civil war and unfortunate that when Rome got its act together he faced Pompey, Sulla and Marius, 3 of its greatest generals, who stomped all over him. Eventually he was betrayed by his son and killed himself. His legacy does live on in the flag of Turkey, symbol of Pontus was a crescent moon and a star.
The army is mainly forged in battle, fab figures, with some Xyston figs thrown in, also great but a little large and badly photographed.
It's a big army of 3 divisions
Cavalry division of horse archers and heavy cavalry
The shock division of scythed chariots, Galatians, basternae and light infantry
Heavy infantry division of pikemen and thureophoroi with skirmishers
And now the units
Skythian horse archers - I have enough Steppe types for an army of their own
Sarmatian Cataphract cavalry
Scythed chariots 50:50 chance of being deadly or useless
Galatian Warband - deadly
Bastarnae - deadly and mental
Black Sea Light Infantry - space occupiers
Armenian Javelin men - more space occupiers
Pike blocks - crammed these in with 8 figs per base
Thureophoroi - fairly good infantry
Overall it's big - 500pts in Hail Casear. it is my 2nd 15mm army but will lose against my 15mm WW2 paratroopers. Should get a battle in next month.