Monday, April 28, 2014

IV/42 Islamic Persian


DBA 2.2ver Islamic Persians: 15mm Essex Miniatures

This Army consists of 12 elements with no options available.

1 x (Gen) 3Cv, 7 x 3Cv, 1 x 2Lh, 2 x 3Bw, 1 x 7Hd


Historical Enemies: IIkhanid, Mongol, Ottoman, Jalayirid, Timurid, Turkoman and Persian's fought among themselves.


Historical Notes: ............will be added soon

Another fun Essex Army Pack to paint and perhaps one of my best work, but, once again I personally think Essex got it wrong with their figure choices I'm referring to the foot elements. The 3Bw - foot archers should have been code EMED63 Persian Dismounted Horse Archers and the Horde element perhaps? should have been code RNO8 Medium / Heavy Infantrymen to represent the Household Militia Guards.


Army Arrayed











General 3Cv


Cavalry 3Cv and 2Lh





Cavalry 3Cv with 2Lh


Foot Archers 3Bw



Militia 7Hd





40 comments:

  1. More stunning brushwork, Phil! I really like the look of this army a lot.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, your 18mm Seven Years War figures, Battle of Kolin using Maurice rules, look stunning as well..

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    1. Thanks Paul, appreciate your comment...all the best..
      cheers!

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  3. These look just great Phil! I'm really enjoying all the colors!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher for your kind words... cheers

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  4. Hi.
    A great job.
    A good series of pictures.
    I not understand to gaming method /system, but the characters are fine
    Especially in the Islamic cavalry.

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    1. Thanks Maximex for your thoughts and kind words, it is no secret that I enjoy and love painting cavalry :o)

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  5. That is a beautiful looking army, very nice work :-) Cheers, Paul.

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    1. Thanks Paul for your kind words, you have a great blog I like your Normans and the Swedish pop group Abba photo! ;o) cheers,

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  6. Very beautiful miniatures. Shields, tunics and in general all details are well finished. My compliments! I know that it is a different game but you can find other armies pictures (of course for DBMM) at this site http://www.tagmata.it/. Perhaps you could find some new ispirations ... even if, as I can see, you have already a very impressive collection of armies.

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    1. Thank you Mark I appreciate your generous comments. Thanks for the reminder to visit the Tagmata web site which I have been following for years. There are great painted armies at DBMM Tagmata, one favorite I have are the Nikephorian Byzantine by Eddy a master artist of miniature painting.. amazing!

      cheers,

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  7. Another fantastic DBA army Phil - beautifully painted!

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    1. Thanks Mike, I love your Celts and Gladiators.... awesome!

      cheers,

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  8. You are truly a master . Well done on the cavalry.
    You must have steady hands.

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    1. Thanks Joe for your kind words, regarding to steady hands, I must admit now and then I do get finger muscle cramps painting miniatures. I should discipline myself when to stop and start painting figures, but on the other hand,no pun intended, I'm stubborn :o) when it comes to finishing off projects... cheers

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  9. Great job, you have the colours looking just right, bright, but not too bright.

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    1. Thanks Mark, yep I agree with you by using less bright colors the appealing effect of the arrayed army looks just right on the table top....cheers

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  10. Very attractive army, and nice use of pastel shades!

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    1. Thanks Peter for your comments, during the last four or five years my miniatures painting palate has changed and have moved towards using more soft pastel colors, mind you now and then I will use some bold bright colors for certain figures and armies... cheers!

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  11. Lovely army from A to Z. I do love your shieldwork and the cavalry!

    Is this a tricky army to run, lacking the heavy punch of knights? Would it be shoot and scoot, wearing the other side down?

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    1. Thanks Monty, yep you got it right, the player running this army has a tough fight on his tactical decision making during the game/battle with no infantry support the Islamic Persians need to not only out think but perform a series of moves requiring skill and care to flank his opponents units. very difficult to do this considering the Persians are facing light cavalry armies i.e. IIkhanid, Ottomans and the Mongols....

      um :o) a couple of weeks ago I discovered I had an another Islamic Army Pack in an old shoe box with other medieval packs of miniatures which was a little embarrassing to find, the discovery of the extra army pack will used for Islamic Persian Civil Wars, Cavalry vs Cavalry brawl.. a slug fest :o) cheers!

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  12. Impressive army! Colors, basing, and number of troops -impressive!

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    1. Thanks Dean, I love your Early Samurai armies very colorful and yes, impressive as well! also your Siege of Haengju Play-Testing game, terrain and miniatures look awesome! You did, with a lot of work, a fantastic job.... cheers!

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  13. Lovely paintjob, with excellent use of colour. Armies like this can be an excuse to use colours you dont normally get to use on drabber western armies. The Turquoise is very eye catching and stands out very well. Very impressive

    Phil

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    1. Thanks Phil, I appreciate your kind words and thoughts regarding to my painting style and choices of colours for this army or any other similar army i.e. Seljuq Turks ;o) personally I think middle eastern - Islamic armies should have a splash of pastel (soft bright) colours to make the figures pop out more and um hmm more of eye candy appeal.

      all the best,
      cheers

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  14. back from holydays
    great job and colour
    color look so persian that i can hear them speaking persian (farsi ?)
    (so nobody can tell you the color are wrong ;) )
    maybe it will be fun to have a big map and put all your armies on their country
    thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Marco for your kind words and support, we think a like, I was toying of the idea to work on a large map made of cut foam shaped countries covered with plaster then paint over etc... but yes I will work on this big map project during the year..

      cheers,

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  15. Fantastic painting and basing. I am not a huge fan of Essex, but you make them look awesome. Great job.

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate your kind words, I know what you are saying regarding to Essex miniatures, some of them are ok most are bad :o) but I like the cavalry figures. I have other Essex Army packs to finish before moving on to 18mm Xyston and other 25mm/28mm miniatures painting projects. All best to you Sir!

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  16. Superb paint jobs on the wee scale as usual Phil ,and great selection of colours too!

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    1. Thanks Chris for your kind words...... a few more 15mm armies to finish off and I will start on my 25mm/28mm miniatures....

      cheers!

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  17. I haven't seen them, I'm late! Excellent work, love the cavalry!

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    1. ;o) not a problem Phil, I appreciate your time to drop in to see my work any time
      all the best to you Sir! ;o)

      cheers,

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  18. Great job on all of these, love the cavalry!

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  19. Thanks Jason for your kind words, I have another Islamic Army pack on the work bench to finish off during the year... all the best..cheers.

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    1. Hey! welcome aboard Anth :o) thank you for your kind comment....cheers

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  21. Nominated ;) http://maciejus.blogspot.com/2014/05/nominacja-do-liebster-award-2014_28.html#more

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  22. Thanks Maciej I appreciate your nomination, congrats to your award too!

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