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Author Topic: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm  (Read 377 times)

Offline Smokeyrone

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my go to, Thoroughbred 15mm Tripoli Pirates.  For my Sudan, Egypt, Darkest Africa gaming. 

What do you think?
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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:55:16 PM »
Trousers weren't really a big part of the East African Arabs' wardrobe. It was all long robes with them, mostly of a sort that looked like a Victorian  nightshirt. Baluchis wore trousers, but again under their long robes. That's what I'd say if I was feeling particularly picky.

So logical? No, not so much, they don't really look the part to me. But that's just me. However, if nobody makes anything that more resembles the real thing in 15mm then they'd do, sure.

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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 01:14:08 PM »
logical because no other 15mms are even this close.   :`

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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 09:21:22 PM »
logical because no other 15mms are even this close.   :`

But they aren’t even remotely close, so no, not logical at all.  ;)
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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 08:30:19 AM »
I wouldn't go so far as to say they aren't remotely close. Some Greenstuff skirts over their trousers would work wonders. The Hollywood curved scimitar was only one of three types of sword that prevailed among them too. Give some of them long straight swords and they'd be even better (even Copplestone didn't do that for the 28mm ones).


Personally I think these are a slightly better fit (I found them on the Old Glory website):





They still aren't perfect, though. The turban with the face-veil is very North African, and not really very East African. You have to make a compromise somewhere, I suppose and just pick the ones you like best.





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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 10:34:23 AM »
I have a few of the 18 mm Capitan Corsair naval crews in stock:





Will they do?  Who knows? 

Limited stock but you can buy individual figures.  Quantity discounts available.
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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 12:03:05 PM »
Lovely PJs on those guys!


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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 03:33:06 PM »
I wouldn't go so far as to say they aren't remotely close. Some Greenstuff skirts over their trousers would work wonders. The Hollywood curved scimitar was only one of three types of sword that prevailed among them too. Give some of them long straight swords and they'd be even better (even Copplestone didn't do that for the 28mm ones).


Personally I think these are a slightly better fit (I found them on the Old Glory website):





They still aren't perfect, though. The turban with the face-veil is very North African, and not really very East African. You have to make a compromise somewhere, I suppose and just pick the ones you like best.

Lol, I'm painting up those two OG  sets as we speak

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Re: The Logical Choice for Arab slavers, Zanzibaris, etc in 15mm
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 03:34:38 PM »
I have a few of the 18 mm Capitan Corsair naval crews in stock:





Will they do?  Who knows? 

Limited stock but you can buy individual figures.  Quantity discounts available.

oh my, they look great for my Africa table, regardless of accuracy. thanks.

wait, I see them not on the Capitan website.  :(
« Last Edit: May 24, 2018, 03:37:05 PM by Smokeyrone »

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