Sunday, 5 January 2014


This is what all the colour testing with the infantry was for. To get the colours right for my heavy cavalry, the Mamluks...

The plan is to later get lots and lots of these... The Ayyabid dynasty Egyptian armylist in Hail Caesar states that atleast half of the units should be cavalry and of these half of the cavalry should be Heavy cavalry, and that could mean Mamluks...
They are equipped with spears and bows and I think it will be interesting to see what heavy cavalry equipped with bows can do, its a type of unit Im not familiar with.

Looking at the pictures now I think the reins on the horses looks a little bland and that could be a thing to remember on the next batch I will paint.
But its always a very difficult balance of time spent versus quantity. Some times its better to skip a little on the details to be able to paint some more miniatures in stead.
Its a strange thing but even thou I paint a lot of miniatures all the time the numbers of unpainted miniatures always seems to grow. 

The miniatures are from Gripping Beast.


  1. Nice. Like the patterns on shields and clothing. :)

  2. They look bloody marvellous especially all the patterns you've chosen they look very effective!