Thursday, June 23, 2016

IV/36a Later Muslim Indian


1206 AD - 1526 AD

DBA 2.2

15mm Essex Miniatures


Army Composition: 1 x 3Cv (Gen), 3 x 3Cv, 2 x El, 1 x 2Lh, 1 x 3Bd, 3 x 3Bw, 1 x 7Hd or 2Ps.


This Army covers early? Muslim Indian states from the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate until the Mughal Empire. Unlike Hindu armies, Cavalry was, in some cases, regarded as the main arm. Elephants with their mixed fighting crew's (Bowmen and /or Javelinmen) and along with their ground supported infantry would advance in the center to disrupt enemy cavalry and to prevent enemy infantry harassmentMuslim cavalry used a long light lance and Turkic style bow's and are depicted riding Persian style barding (armour) horses..... in this Essex Miniatures IV/36a  DBA Army pack you do not get armored Cavalry (horses) and Howdahs for the Elephant crews...oh well..not to worry :o)


Sultan (General - 3Cv)


Jagirs Cavalrymen (3Cv)


Support Infantry, Archers (3Bw)  skirmishers (2Ps)

Elephants (EL)














Hindu Swordsmen (3Bd)

Afghan Cavalrymen (3Cv)


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42 comments:

  1. Wow! Phil! You have outdone yourself with this Indian army. The colors and detailing on shields, blankets, and other bits are outstanding. I am really drawn to the fine blanket work on the elephants and shield patterns. How long did it take to paint this force? Basing is sublime. You are an artist, no doubt!

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    1. sorry for the delay replying, not well during the last 2-3 days.

      Three week's work to complete this colorful looking Indian Army Jon... Thanks for your kind words and support!..

      cheers,

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    2. Hope you are feeling much better today!

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    3. Feeling a little better today Jon! :o)

      cheers,

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  2. Lovely work Phil, and some intricate and effective designs there.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, sometimes I don't know when to stop painting details on the figures :o)

      cheers,

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  3. Beautiful Phil, lovely use of colour!!!

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  4. Truly impressive, Phil - especially splendid work on all the detailed patterns!!!

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  5. Sweet work mate! pumping out some great quality mini's Phil!

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    1. Thanks Nate, much appreciated!
      cheers mate!

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  6. Colored, beautiful and diversified...what a great looking army!

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    1. aw..Thanks Phil! glad you like this army and my brush work style...all the best!

      cheers,

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    1. Thank you Michal
      Glad you like my work, (I admire your work too!)

      cheers,

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  8. Super work Phil, especially the Elephants and shields!

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    1. Thanks Chris! painting the shield patterns and Elephant cloths/rugs took me about 3 hours work to complete....

      cheers,

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    2. Time well spent for the final effect!

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  9. Very good and interesting army, i like it!

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    1. Thanks Dmitri, This is a tough/hard hitting punching army! :o)
      The Elephants along with the Cavalry are the key units to play/fight with during games...

      cheers,

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    1. Thank you Sir! :o)

      All the best Rodger,
      cheers

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  11. Lovely stuff Phil, I especially like those cool elephants, really nice :)

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    1. Thank you Peter much appreciated!

      cheers,

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  12. Great looking army, shields and blankets especially eye catching but overall what a wonderful colourful force!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, I'm pleased to read your kind commentary about this colorful Indian Army. The colors I used perhaps are not historical? but the figures i.e. (Elephants/Cavalry) look impressive to me :o)

      cheers,

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  13. Very niece in particolar elephants and cavalries

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    1. Thank you Mark! glad you are enjoying viewing my painted miniatures!

      cheers,

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  14. Wow, Phil, this army is top of the line. The elies totally put this one over the top. Beautiful.

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    1. oops...I'm a little late replying, Thanks Dean! ;O)

      cheers,

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  15. Very nice. I am looking to build a DBMM Delhi Sultante army and am struggling to identify suitable figures in 15mm from the hundred of options out there.

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    1. Thanks Drew for your visit and comment, much appreciated!

      There are so many miniatures manufacturers out there may help your quest to put together DBMM Delhi Sultanate army. Check out http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/ and http://www.legio-heroica.com/ these figures mix well with eachother.

      all the best,
      cheers

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  16. Every army you paint is a gem but this one really shines! Lots of pageantry and flourishes with the Ellies, coats and more. I'm stunned you could do all of this in such a short period of time. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Monty for your kind commentary and visit, much appreciated!

      cheers,

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