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by PELAGIUS
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modelling a BG of Kurdish Lancers
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Thanks Pelagius, In FoG Kurdish cavalry are described in Swords and Scimitars as armored lancers with sword the same as some Bedouin cavalry armored lance sword. Have the FoG people got it wrong? Or is the difference minor, or are there conflicting reports, which is the most likely in history. Than...
by PELAGIUS
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modelling a BG of Kurdish Lancers
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Hi Robkhan Kurdish cavalry are decsribed as being more heavily armoured than native Arab cavalry so having figures showing this would be good. They also tended to consider hand-to-hand with the sword more manly than poking people with spears which scared the hell out of their opponents, so depicting...
by PELAGIUS
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Almughavar Figure Recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 7653

Hi there It may help to remember the nomadic nature of the Almughavar's career. Although they may have had a preference for their "native" clothing styles it would not have lasted to the end of their campaigns so replacement from the tailors of the country they are presently threatening (if they got...
by PELAGIUS
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

I like the idea of this army as it will be small and thus less to paint. I recently bought a Seljuk turk army from Khurasan , but I don't really much about this period. Would I be able to use the Ghilmen as Mamlukes and the foot archers as dismounted Ghilmen. My pics are here: http://littlearmies.p...
by PELAGIUS
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Vardariot Guards
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Vardariot Guards

Ok, Ive found out that Vardariot Guards (post Latin Byzantine list) are Turks of some description what would they look like? should I use Ghilman or some such (or would the bowcases be the wrong way round?) Hello paulcummins Luckilly nobody actually knows what the Vardariot regiment wore! Educated ...
by PELAGIUS
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Models approriate for 25/28mm Armenian allies.
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Good heavens I do apologise for the appalling spelling! Should read "replace the kontos'" and "mid-period Romans". Twenty times round the quad for me boys. Yours disgracefully Pelagius Essex for the LH and some catafracts. It is a new range. Mix in Donnington catafracts and armoured horses for a rea...
by PELAGIUS
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Models approriate for 25/28mm Armenian allies.
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Probably better looking for a Parthian range IMO. ] Who makes good Parthians? Essex for the LH and some catafracts. It is a new range. Mix in Donnington catafracts and armoured horses for a really good-looking army. eplace all the cast kontos' with brass wire if you can. For infantry use Magister M...
by PELAGIUS
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Bad case of no Clibs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Thanks Pelagius I went to the website. They don't have any photos of the clibanarii. Do you know of any? Good afternoon pezhetairoi Apologies for the delay in reply. I do not know of any photos of them. However if you have access to Ian Hetah's "Armies of the Dark Ages" 2nd Ed (WRG 1980) then illus...
by PELAGIUS
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after army for which there are no 15mm models?
Replies: 38
Views: 6552

[quote="khurasan_miniatures"] Huns will be part of the LIR line (light AND heavy huns) Heavy Huns? Pray what are these mirages? Are they the nobility sated on the flesh of the vanquished? More likely the wargamers dream of "heavy" cavalry? May I enquire what you are basing "heavy" Huns on? A decent ...
by PELAGIUS
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

Anyone have a good Idea for figure to represent the dismounted ghulms and such in 15mm??



Kevin S[/quote]

Hello Kevin

I would suggest the dismounted noble cavalry from the Islamic Persian range from Essex. Scouring Donningtons lists may also be useful.

Yours disgracefully

Pelagius
by PELAGIUS
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

High protein, low carbs army.

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Or a delicacy whipped to a sweet airy confection for the delight of those who choose armies by whimsy...

Yours disgracefully

Pelagius
by PELAGIUS
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

nikgaukroger wrote:I think it goes:

IC
2 x TC

2 BGs of 4 elite cavalry
4 BGs of 4 superior cavalry
3 BGs of 4 Turcoman
1 Bg of 6 Bedouin
Thank you Nik

Yours disgracefully

Pelagius
by PELAGIUS
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

nikgaukroger wrote: I've knocked up a 10 BG 800 point version that I think would be useful as well.
Fancy sharing that Nik, or is it a surprise for someone? ;-)

Yours disgracefully

Pelagius
by PELAGIUS
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mamluks anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3188

Mamluks anyone?

Good evening Has anyone tried out the Egyptian Mamluks as an army? I have a great affection for the early army of Baibars and would like to try it out in 15 and 25mm. The list in S&S looks pretty bog-standard, are there any wrinkles in there? Need to keep those pesky Il-khanids honest! Any responses...
by PELAGIUS
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Bad case of no Clibs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Bad case of no Clibs.

Can anyone lead me to a photo of Sassanid Persian "early clibanarii" by Old Glory 15's. Painted or unpainted! I hate ordering when I can't see them. Does anyone know of any other Sassanid Persian clibanarii models in 15mm? I'm looking for really nice ones with lots of variety and detail, from an ea...
by PELAGIUS
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Most sought after army for which there are no 15mm models?
Replies: 38
Views: 6552

Agree with the Sasanian suggestions. Horse archers on barded mounts, no globe hats (I keel you if you do the globe hat) Wonder which period people would choose though? Early Arsacid-influenced or Byzantine-period equivelants (I know there is the steppe version as well). Do some decent infantry as we...
by PELAGIUS
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Painting suggestions for Thracians...
Replies: 10
Views: 3775

Go to Chris Webster's Thracians online resource. He has collected many of the cloak and shield designs from crater and redware vases and bowls. They are intricate and make a Thracian force look pretty spectacular.

Yours

Pelagius
by PELAGIUS
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Painting Elephants
Replies: 7
Views: 3312

Elephant skin is grey however they cover themselves with mud, water, dust etc as a sun/parasite screen and will therefore take on the general colour of the surrounding terrain. I have even seen red elephants in the Namib! I paint the elephant a (very) dark brown base colour and then add whatever the...
by PELAGIUS
Sat May 31, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Seljuk Turk Agulani
Replies: 2
Views: 1499

Hello Scrumpy The fact is that nobody really knows! Richard's explanation is logical and based on what everybody else in the area at that period was doing/looked like. It would have been more noteworthy by people at the time (other than Crusaders) had these "Agulani" been different to other ghilman....
by PELAGIUS
Tue May 06, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Is it the game, the setting or the hobby?
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

I just like being around well-dressed, well-mannered, fragrant, perfect specimins of male humanity - am I shallow?

OK - I like painting the minis

Yours disgracefully

Pelagius

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