Sunday, December 21, 2014

III/60 Dynastic Kurdish

950 AD - 1085 AD

DBA 2.2

Army Composition: 1 x (Gen) 3Cv, 8 x 3Cv, 1 x 2Lh or 3Cv, 2 x 5Wb or 7Hd or 2Lh (17 elements)

Historical Enemies: Bagratid Armenian, Dynastic Bedouin, Buyid or other Dailami Dynasties and Georgian.

Historical brief notes: Kurdish dynasties managed to gain power after the collapse of their Abbasid Arabs masters. Some Kurdish dynasties/tribes controlled their own native mountain regions, such as the Hasanuyid chiefs of the Barzikani Kurd's of Kirmanshah or the Annazid chiefs of the Shadhinjani Kurd's of Hulwan.

In Azerbaijan, a Kurdish chief, Daysam disputed control of land with the Musafirids, but was defeated when his Dailami troops were defected by their Musafirid compatriots. Kurdish power in Azerbaijan was restored by the Rawaddids (circa 950-1071). The Marwanids ruled what is now Iraqi Kurdistan, supplementing their tribal forces with Georgian Ghulams and sometimes cooperating with local town militias. The Kurdish and Marwanids dynasties were finally eliminated (completely remove or get rid of) by the Seljuk Turks.

Kurdish cavalry were armed with lance, sword and shield and in some cases carried bows. A nasty looking cavalry force indeed with lots of "punching" attacks, an ideal DBA Cavalry Army to do battle against the DBA Georgians and Bagratid Armenian's!....umm.. I strongly recommend to avoid if possible, playing against Bowmen (Bw) armed armies! :oP


Dynastic Kurdish Army Arrayed

General (3Cv)

Guards (3Cv)

Syrian Mercenaries (3Cv)

Kurdish Cavalry (3Cv)


Kurdish Scouts (2Lh)


Fanatics (5Wb)



Militia (7Hd)


or as Camp elements?  :o)


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32 comments:

  1. Another nifty DBx army! You are cranking these out!
    I really like the varied shield work and horse furniture.

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    1. Thanks Jon, I prefer and enjoy hand painted shields on my figures...

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  2. A lovely looking army! Great detailing!

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    1. Thanks Mark,
      During the new year ...I will be working on 18mm AB Napoleonic figures/Units

      cheers,

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  3. A fine looking army. You are inspiring me to get back into DBA, I just need to clear a few major projects first.

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    1. Thanks Mark, ...next year I will start on some Napoleonic 18mm AB figures :o)
      and yes..that's right..DBN! ;oP

      cheers,

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  4. I am in awe of your output of high quality work, amazing stuff!

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    1. Thank you so much Paul!
      I enjoy dropping in at your blog and read your articles...

      cheers,

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  5. Excellent once again Phil, details are amazing!

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    1. Thanks Phil for your kind words about my work...
      cheers!

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    1. Hey! How you doing Paul!
      thanks... all the best to you and your family/friends for the new year!
      cheers,

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    2. Thanks Paul,
      all the best to you and your family/friends for 2015!

      cheers,

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  7. Another fine looking army to add to already impressive DBA collection!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher!...another DBA pocket army :o) and I still love Impetus rules sets as well! :o)

      cheers,

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  8. Another impressive army - always amazed at the fine details - shields and horse furniture, etc. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much Dean!
      Happy Holidays and a safe and good health for New Year to you and your family/friends..

      cheers

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  9. Your shieldwork is superb, Phil. How do you keep so focused?

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    1. I stay focused painting my miniatures and shields after 3 to 4 glasses of red wine ;o)... hic! ;o)

      Happy holidays and New year Monty!

      cheers,

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    2. You are amazing! If I have so much as a beer, I end up wanting to take a nap . Happy Holidays to you too Phil!

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    3. sometimes I smoke my pipe, which not a good idea, during painting sessions....and I'm blinded in one eye with the tobacco smoke... :o)

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  10. Great .looking army, and I agree the shields are awesome! Once again we could all do well to have a better understanding of the history of Middle East in the Islamic era!

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    1. Thanks Pete, researching the historical notes/facts of my painted armies is a joy, interesting, and in most cases with surprises....

      Happy Holidays and New Year!
      cheers,

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  11. Excellent and as far as i know, a first. I´ve never seen anywhere a Kurdish army of any era.

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    1. Thanks Paul, yeah I agree with you,
      this painted Kurdish army is not really on DBA players must have army, which it should, it has cavalry/infantry etc. just like any other Islamic Armies and the Kurd's are playable as well...

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