Thursday, September 4, 2014

IV/5a Sicilian

1072 AD - 1442 AD (Normans in Sicily)

DBA 2.2

Army Composition:  1 x (Gen) 3Kn, 3 x 3Kn, 6 x 2Ps, 1 x 4Sp or 3Ax, 1 x 4Cb or  2Lh

Historical Enemies: Feudal Spanish, Communal Italian, Papal Italian, Berber, Feudal French, Medieval German and Italian Condotta.


Painting this Army was a real joy for me, I don't know why but I do have fun painting up the light Cavalry, light infantry/skirmishers in all my armies...anyway.. I did something different , as a test, to the flocking of the bases. I used Buff Fine Ballast on the bases, afterwards I primed the Ballast with craft smart Acrylic flesh color and later dry brush over the color flesh with Ivory paint.


Army Arrayed









General 3Kn


Norman Heavy Cavalry 3 x 3Kn


Berber Cavalry 2Lh


Saracen Skirmishers 6 x 2Ps



Italian Mercenaries 4Sp



Italian Mercenaries Crossbow Men 4Cb



Greek Light Infantry 3Ax







22 comments:

  1. Another splendid work Phil, paint job and basing are excellent...my favourite unit is the Saracen Skirmishers...

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    1. Hey! :o) Phil Thanks for your kind words much appreciated, glad you like the Saracen Skirmishers, um hmm.. the photos are little dark.. sorry about that guys!

      cheers,

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    1. Thanks Telamon,
      your painted Pyrrhus and Agema - 18mm Xyston figures are brilliant!

      cheers,

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  3. Fantastic, and quite timely as I'm working on the audiobook The Norman Conquests. I'm thinking you must be ready to start a 15 player DBA campaign!

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    1. Thanks Monty, The Norman Conquests is a great read/research. The Normans were extremely ambitions establishing Mediterranean sea military bases to attack wealthy nations etc, etc..

      *start a 15 player DBA campaign!* now that would be interesting and perhaps somewhat fun to run/host a campaign for 15 guys and fed them all with lunch boxes/beer...

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  4. Very cool army; somewhat off topic, but this is an army I will need to research when I get the new Crescent and the Cross Saga rulebook. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, yeah it would be interesting what the Crescent and the Cross Saga rule book are like, there are some good and mediocre reviews online

      check this one out... a lot of information about the Crescent and the Cross Saga rule book
      http://www.sagatapestry.com/2014/06/review-of-saga-cresent-cross-book.html

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  5. Very fine painting on the wee scale figures as usual Phil, I think your new basing technique has worked out well too!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I'm always experimenting with my bases using different colors looking for a good and unusual effect.. i.e. purple, orange, pink, sky blue colors...

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  6. One more fantastic DBA army! Really fine work on the shields, lances, floral designs on the tunics, I could go on...

    You must have a shed full of DBA armies!

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    1. :) please do go on :o)
      Thanks Jonathan, well not a shed full of DBA armies, my armies are sitting in the hall way closet. I store my armies in half cut cardboard shoe boxes...

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    1. Thanks Maciejus! much appreciated.... cheers

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  8. Another very handsome army - marvelous!

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    1. Thanks Peter... much appreciated :o)

      cheers

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    1. Thanks Mike, looking forward seeing your painted Moorish - Berber camels and cavalry units soon...

      cheers,

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    1. Thanks Francis, all the best to you mate!

      cheers,

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