Thursday, 22 May 2014

Saharan Berber Archers

I liked my unit of light horse ( http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/03/saharian-light-cavalry.html ) so much that I just had to expand on that visually striking unit.

These miniatures are meant to represent a unit of medium archers in the Hail Caesar rules. I have added shields to their back to show that they are a little heavier then there light unit counterpart.

The miniature them selves are a mixture of Gripping Beast new plastic arabs, Gripping beast metal miniatures and some miniatures from Magister Militum and I really like the feeling of the mixture of miniatures.












What I cant understand is why not Magister Militum have better pictures of their miniature on their site.
I really liked these archers but it was a little of a gamble to order from them as I didn´t know how they would look like and how they would fit in.
If I had known what they had looked like earlier I would have ordered more miniatures for my Saracen project from them earlier so its really their loss...
It was the excellent miniature comparison post at http://chicagoterrainfactory.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/arab-figure-compareson/ that made me finaly get some of MMs miniatures, they looked good there.

The banner is self made using Google Translate for the arabic writing, but I noticed when I took these pictures that I have centered the text wrong on the banner as arabic is written from right to left... Next unit will have a more correct writing.
I will leave this as a funny thing on this unit and to see of others will notice it.

6 comments:

  1. A great looking unit! And the banner looks great, even if the text is going the wrong way. Wouldn't have noticed it without you mentioning it :D

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  2. Très jolies troupes, à bientôt Christian.

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  3. Love your painting. Also a big plus that you start writing in arabic. What did you write? Did you write in arabic: "No more jolly days for the infidels under the arabic sun"??? ;)

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  4. Thanks guys.

    Peter> You almost nailed it. Better luck next time.

    The Banner says (according to Google translate atleast) "Palm oil is the good stuff".

    I have made a small list of funny sentences and words that I might use in the future...

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