28mm Kitbashed Arab Cavalry in GW contrast paints

Started by madaxeman, 10 November 2020, 04:25:29 PM

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Big Insect

Very impressive Tim - it looks like you are well covered for most LaDG Arab type armies - the Dynastic Bedouin is a lovely army, as is the Tulunid Egyptian or Ghaznavid or Buyid (oh all right there are just so many good alternatives with Arab type armies !!!) I look forward to facing them at some point on a table-top in 2021.
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madaxeman

Quote from: Big Insect on 05 December 2020, 11:51:04 AM
Very impressive Tim - it looks like you are well covered for most LaDG Arab type armies - the Dynastic Bedouin is a lovely army, as is the Tulunid Egyptian or Ghaznavid or Buyid (oh all right there are just so many good alternatives with Arab type armies !!!) I look forward to facing them at some point on a table-top in 2021.

Fingers crossed it won't be too long... although I suspect it might end up coinciding with the tidied-up V4 coming out.

Anyways, I also have loads of small-scale modern kit waiting for a run on table, so I don't want to distract you from that :-)
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Big Insect

small scale modern kits? how small?

On the LADG versions - where are we with the next set? Is there a way to stil influence the army lists - like adding the missing Javelinmen (as alternatives to Light Foot javelins) in the Ancient German list or adding a Sarmatazied Gothic allied contingent to the Sarmatian list etc.
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Quote from: Big Insect on 06 December 2020, 07:06:52 PM
small scale modern kits? how small?

On the LADG versions - where are we with the next set? Is there a way to stil influence the army lists - like adding the missing Javelinmen (as alternatives to Light Foot javelins) in the Ancient German list or adding a Sarmatazied Gothic allied contingent to the Sarmatian list etc.

The author published something on the French bit of the forum last week saying that the lists are done, the rules update is nearly done and this time around there will be Italian and Spanish as well as English and French versions - so it sounds close.
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Big Insect

Probably too late this time around for any list changes - but good news we have a V2 to play with in 2021
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Big Insect

Couple of nasty looking 'death-stars' in their Tim  :D

Although it is a totally historic formation. I am currently researching a talk I am giving at the Society of Ancients on-line Spring conference (plug, plug, plug) on Sassanid Infantry and there is a firm reference to mixed formations of Sasanian war elephants intermixed with Dialami units when used against a confederation of Gok/Blue/Iron Turks with Hepthalitic Huns - which seemed like a winning combo. Especially when combined with heavy bolt-throwers chucking naptha genades. Who said you cannot have hi-tech weaponary in an ancients army.

A very colourful army Tim - congratulations.
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Quote from: mad lemmey on 15 December 2020, 10:59:17 AM
Looking good.
How many possible lists Tim?

I suspect there's maybe 30 different ADLG lists I could just about pretend they were ... thats the advantage of making up your own colour scheme !

And - Big Insect - if the Dailami Death Star is actually a real thing, maybe you can add in that they tended to wear Viking- or Russian Feudal-style armour, as those are the figures I used as base torsos for the Dailami here  ;D
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Nobody actually knows what the Dialami actually wore or looked like Tim - all the figures in books appear to be modelled on a single interpretation and that was/is all guesswork.
The oval shields attributed to them are from a pre-Sassanid (Parthian) Caucasian rock carving - with no direct Dialami reference. We know (from Arab & Persian references) that they were impact infantry, armed with hand-axes, maces, swords and a 2-prong javelin specifically.

A later Sananian King of Kings relocated 4,000 Dialami warriors to his capital to act as an elite infantry bodyguard force - so I suspect they all be pretty well armed and armoured - however, as the Arab attack on the empire gained momentum they deserted and switched sides (always a trait of mercenaries) converting to Islam on the way!

So I suspect that as the later Sasanian military were heavily influenced by southern steppe culture, and there was little or no uniformity of equipment in the army, your Russo-Islamic look is perfectly acceptable Tim  :D
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