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Offline glenning

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"They came from the east ..."
« on: July 15, 2022, 07:48:55 PM »
“The nomad horsemen of the steppes - masters of the green grass seas that stretches for unimaginable distances east of the civilized world, their myriad names are whispered with fear.”

This thread is going to contain my pseudo-historical “eastern steppe warriors” force for games like Lion Rampant, SAGA or the like – lore-wise I guess they could be anything from 'realistic' LOTR Easterlings to Witcher Haak warriors and everything in between. I’m going to base this force on the medieval Seljuq, Arab and Armenian ranges from Perry, with some subtle conversions here and there to get the “steppish” look I’m after.

Ironically - first off is a couple of dismounted elite swordsmen, I imagine these guys being the bodyguard of the Warlord – loyal, fierce and selected among the best warriors of the tribe. As you can see they are based on the Seljuq/Arab dismounted cavalry figures, just filed down one of the turbans and added some fur. I opted for a tan/red color scheme with goldish bronze details and later on, armor since I think it’s pretty striking and fits my personal vision of “steppe warriors”.

I'm currently working on three more dismounted warriors as well as six horsemen with spears – based on Perry’s mounted Seljuqs.

Anyway, stay tuned for more – the Warlord himself, a Shaman/sorcerer of sorts, tribal swordsmen, dismounted tribal archers/hunters and of course – HORSE ARCHERS! 😊
« Last Edit: July 16, 2022, 06:27:21 PM by glenning »

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: "They came from the east ..."
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 08:12:52 PM »
Good start  :)

Offline voltan

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Re: "They came from the east ..."
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2022, 08:26:08 PM »
yup good work there, the subdued red really seems to suit them.
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Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: "They came from the east ..."
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2022, 09:16:06 PM »
yup good work there, the subdued red really seems to suit them.

+1 to the above. And following with interest!
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: "They came from the east ..."
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 12:14:05 AM »
Those are a great start! I like your idea and how it steps away from the usual fantasy human armies based on dark ages, high medieval or early renaissance prototypes. Not that there’s anything wrong with the more traditional fantasy tropes - I have dark ages and medieval armies myself - it’s just nice to see the variety. I’m looking forward to seeing your army develop!

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: "They came from the east ..."
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2022, 03:41:04 AM »
Looking good!
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