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Khurasan releases 15mm West Sudanese

Post by khurasan_miniatures » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:55 pm

We're pleased to release a complete range of 15mm West Sudanese, representing the great empires in the western part of immediately sub-Saharan Africa in the medieval and renaissance periods. These included the Mali, Gao, Songhai, Bornu and Kanem Empires, and fought each other, tribes to the south, the Arab powers on the other side of the Sahara, and eventually the Europeans during the age of exploration.

This was a time when "Timbuktu" was a great city in the Mali Empire, and not a synonym for "the end of the world!"

The armies were made up of swarms of tribal infantry archers shooting poisoned arrows, but could field very large numbers of highly mobile light and medium cavalry as well. Supporting troops included infantry swordsmen and javelinmen, and there were elite heavily protected foot and mounted spearmen as well. Some West Sudanese empires, such as Bornu and Kanem, preferred large numbers of close order spearmen with big shields rather than archers as an infantry core. These armies have long been popular with wargamers because of the very interesting mix of troop types, but gamers have always had to fudge on representation in 15mm, so we decided to make dedicated figurines. (Even the oft-used stampeding cattle.)

Too large a range to fully preview, so head over to the store page to check it out.
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/west-sudanese.html

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