Sunday, December 15, 2013

IV/6 Syrian

1 x Gen (Cv) 3 x (Cv) 3 x (Lh) 1 x (Wb) 2 x (Ps) 1 x (Hd) 
optional elements 1 x (Lh) 1 x (Wb) or 1 x (Ax)

The Army consists of 13 elements/stands (60 figures total) all miniatures are by Essex


Historical Enemies: Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mameluke Egyptians, Georgians, Seljuq Turks, Komnenan Byzantines, Cilician Armenians, Early/Late Crusader, Khwarizmian, Mongols and IIkhanid.

Historical Brief Notes:


The Army Arrayed









General (3Cv)







Line Cavalry (3xCv)





Syrian Light Cavalry (2xLh)







Turkoman Light Cavalry (2xLh)








Syrian Fanatics (3Wb)





Syrian Fanatics (3Ax)





Skirmishers (2Ps)






Militia (7Hd)








8 comments:

  1. Very nice army. I like the colours you chose.

    Which one did you use for your bases? They look very convincing..
    cheers

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    1. Hi Seb,
      Thank you Sir, I appreciate your comments, as for the bases I use two colors Raw Sienna which is the main primer/under coat over Woodland Scenics - B1372 Ballast Fine Brown, I dry brush over the Raw Sienna base with Ivory Color including the side edges of the base.

      The Paints I use are 2 oz Craft smart acrylic bottle paints. After dry brushing the base I use Raw Sienna again and paint little dots/areas on the base as "markers" to place the (2mm-4mm) siflor static grass tufts. The Raw Sienna markers creates shadows of the static grass tufts.

      cheers,

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  2. Agree with Seb for the bases, your work is fantastic, the paintjob excellent, and I like the clothes too...a beautiful army!

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    1. Thanks Phil, glad you like my painting style and work.... I have 5 other DBA armies completed painting and working on the bases/flocking etc...

      Thanks for dropping in..all the best to you sir!

      cheers,

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  3. Beautiful, Phil! Your Syrian army is a treat to look at with so many colorful flourishes. I do love the Arab armies for their color. I love your shield work (again), horses, and the way that each figure is unique. And now I see the Sienna for shadows. Very clever!

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    1. thanks Monty, I appreciate your kinds about my painting/basing etc.
      I agree Arabic/Islamic armies are so colorful they are great to paint and I enjoy it as well!

      all the best to you sir! :o)
      cheers,

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  4. Phil:

    Sorry for this late visit/post, don't know how I missed it; but fantastic looking troops and basing. I know DBA is 15mm, but I had to read your post closely as they appear like larger 28mm figs. Best wishes for 2014, Dean

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    1. :o) no worries, all the best to you Dean.

      cheers,

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