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Author Topic: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 30.03.30 Ghulams added)  (Read 8231 times)

Offline Axebreaker

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Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 30.03.30 Ghulams added)
« on: February 26, 2012, 03:20:12 PM »
This is Saladin's(Salah ad-Din) Ayyubid dynasty army for Impetus. I'm really enjoying working with the colours and the miniatures are an absolute joy to paint from Legio Historica which I think are some of the best 15mm miniatures on the market.
The unit depicted here are Arab Lancers that can serve as Berbers, Kurds and Syrians equally.
Thanks for viewing  :)









Here are some Sudanese archers. For these I used a watered down Devlan Mud wash that I applied carefully in shadows and then a highlight. It's really helped speed the painting while maintaining a standard I'm happy with. I'll need to redo the lancers a bit to bring the army into the same look, but that will be quick.









Christopher
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 06:30:17 PM by Axebreaker »

Offline DFlynSqrl

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 03:26:57 PM »
They look great for 15s.  Love the colors Axebreaker, the orange especially stands out.

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 08:25:54 PM »
Superb, lovely figures that have ben enhanced by superb painting
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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 07:27:57 AM »
Fabulous

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 07:35:43 AM »
 :-* Lovely!!
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Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 06:02:01 PM »
Thanks guys! :)

Christopher

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
So lovely colors  :-* top notch, Christopher!

Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:57:16 AM »
Continuing  on with my 15mm Ayyubid Muslim army for the Crusades in the form of Turcoman Horse Archers which are a main stay of the army of the period. Their lightning swift hit and run tactics were a constant thorn in the side of Crusaders until they got their own to counter it!













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Offline Engel

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 03:20:34 PM »
They look great.

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 01:35:27 AM »
Very fine looking figures.
Love the colors.
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Offline valleyboy

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 02:22:16 AM »
Superrb and so termpting :-*

Offline Hendrid

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 12:59:12 AM »
Very impressive Christopher, I like these a lot.

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 07:38:12 PM »
 :-* Very nice...the colours are stunning

Offline chickenbane

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 09.03 Turcomans)
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 08:44:20 PM »
I can't paint 28mm as good as you do 15mm! Lovely shading.
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Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Ayyubid Muslim army for Impetus(Update 19.03 Mamluks)
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2012, 09:26:29 AM »
Mamluks are the elite of my 15mm Ayyubid army for Impetus. They began as slave soldiers before eventually taking Nobles into their ranks were some even became Sultan! They were not just deadly archers, but were equally hard in close quarter fighting and in a large part defeated both the Crusaders and Mongols to give some perspective of their qualities for those perhaps not familiar with them.
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Christopher

 

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