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Offline Drachenklinge

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15mm Nubian Archers
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:57:49 PM »
Hi there,

haven't been here for quite a while and when I do, I do come with a problem.  :o

I am starting a 15mm DBA Old Kingdom Egyptian army and searching for miniatures right now.
Hope the hive mind can help and I am able to put my "problem" in words.

I have read a bit on wiki - orderded Osprey books still en route - so the archers will be Nubian archers.

1. From what I've read so far, Medjay and Nubian are not quite the same. Medjay usually are depicted as tanned, but by far not as dark skinned and not exactly from the same ethnic group like the Nubians.
Also Medjay are mentioned as police craft and (later) elite warriors, but also came from the "Nubian region", but are not Nubian.
It simply does not seem to be very clear and since "they" ceased to be mentioned or exist after the new kingdom it is hard to tell.
Right now I decided to have the Nubian Archers as very dark and cllose to black skinned archers.
Medjay could be a bit lighter in colour and differ form the Nubian in clothes as well.

But "skin colour" is not all, since haircut should be "Nubian", too, so ... does enyone have these?
https://www.blackhat.co.uk/product/bi-16-nubian-medjay-archers/
Are they Nubian or Medjay??

2. Essex do have the "Nubian" I would very much like to have, but all the rest is "new kingdom". So blackhat might be the better place to buy, except, I am not sure about their "Nubian/Medjays".
Does anyone know if Essex is a bit taller/smaller 15mm than blackhat's 15mm??
https://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/products/bs20

From 25/28mm I know, that the mm-tellings are not always quite accurate (and strictly consequent*) and vary from sculpter to sculpter. And one mm is a bit bigger fpr 15mmm than it is for 28mm.

So ... any help with this will be highly appreciated

best wishes and thanks in advance
Drachenklinge


* and understandably so with Dwarfs and Elves and Goblins ...
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 05:00:22 PM by Drachenklinge »
best wishes
Drachenklinge
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Offline Duncan Head

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 09:14:16 AM »
The Nubian army at http://dbagora.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-nubian-hyksos-and-old-kingdom.html contains Black Hat archers - they may well be the Bi-16 you are looking for.

Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 11:53:12 AM »
hey Duncan,

great, thanks a lot! Even from a distance it is a lot better than no picture at all ;)

Also some info.

Offline rumacara

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »

Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 11:03:42 AM »
I dont know if this helps and they are 28mm:

https://eoeorbisuk.com/collections/ancient/ancient-range_nubians

https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/nubians
thanks!

The foundry ones I really like to have as well, say for some pulp game or so. But they seem to be 28mm.

didn't know the eoeorbisuk though, but also ... seem to be 28mm?

Offline rumacara

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 08:12:42 PM »
The foundry ones are more 25mm.
The BTD (eoeorbis) are 28mm.

Foundry also have these in the Casting Room.
They are 28mm and mix well with the BTD ones.

https://castingroomminiatures.com/collections/nubians

Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 12:03:19 PM »
The foundry ones are more 25mm.
The BTD (eoeorbis) are 28mm.

Foundry also have these in the Casting Room.
They are 28mm and mix well with the BTD ones.

https://castingroomminiatures.com/collections/nubians
well, thank a lot, but right now, it is the 15mms I am interested about.
Like I said, I sure will buy some 25/28ers later, from foundry/castingroom


some other info about the Nubian/medjay-thing?

Offline Khurasan Miniatures

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Re: 15mm Nubian Archers
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 10:25:40 PM »
Hope it's ok to point out that we just released some, in our new 15mm NKE range.

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