Saturday, October 8, 2016

III/10b Hindu (Indian) Rajput

747 AD - 1300 AD

15mm Essex Miniatures


DBA 2.2

Army Composition: (Gen) 1 x El or 3Kn, 3 x 3Kn, 2 x 3Bd, 4 x 3Bw, 2 x 2Ps

DBA 3.0
Army Composition: (Gen) 1 x El or 3Kn, 2 x 3Kn, 1 x El or 3Kn, 2 x 3Bd, 3 x 3Bw,
1 x (Camel) Cm or 3Bw, 1 x 2Ps, 1 x 2Ps or 7Hd

The Rajput (Kingdoms situated modern day Northern India) were clans of elite class peoples and ferocious warriors, which fought and often defeated the Muslim Arab invasions during the 8th Century. Finally during the 12th Century the Muslims manage to establish Islamic states North of India i.e. Ghurid Dynasty (modern day Afghanistan/Pakistan) and the Delhi Sultanate. Some Hindu states remained independent until the Mughal conquests.

The main Rajput punching force are the knights (3Kn) supported with irregular foot archers (3Bw) and skirmishers (2Ps)

I painted a lot of detail on the figures i.e 3Kn, I don't know why, just couldn't stop :o) I think I wanted to get the best out of the figures...anyway..not really good on my eyes during painting, to much concentration I guess and sometimes I end up having a headache or the occasionally half day migraine, to much "pressure" on my eyes. Perhaps I should make an appointment with my Ophthalmologist or is it Optometrist? ;oP  ...anyway...not to sure about the flocking/work on the bases? look ok to me :o)
































37 comments:

  1. Stunning! Such a marvelous kaleidoscope of color.

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  2. Top job mate! That Elephant in particular is superb.You should be very proud. Cheers

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    1. Thanks Nate, painting the details on the Elephant and the Knights for that matter :o) required patience and concentration and a few beers....

      cheers,

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  3. Excellent once again, love this spectacular elephant!

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    1. Thank you so much Phil! Happy to know you like the Elephant!

      cheers,

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  4. Superb Phil, a really colourful Indian army!

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    1. Thank you Mike, love your 28mm Ancients - amazing!

      all the best,
      cheers

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  5. What a lovely little army Phil! I'm sure you had a fun painting this colorful army!

    Christopher

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    1. I really did have fun Christopher, enjoyed painting up this army especially the Knights...
      Thanks again..
      cheers,

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  6. Incredible work, so colourful and detailed! A real inspiration! Cheers!

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    1. aw...you are so kind, but really, we all inspire eachother to paint great/awesome looking wargame/collectible miniatures.

      Thanks again!
      cheers

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    1. Thank you Michal! love your art work on your figures too!

      cheers,

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  8. Great work, love the barding in particular! :)

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    1. Thanks Mark! much appreciated...love your painted 28mm Napoleonic units/armies..

      cheers,

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  9. Fantastic army, especially the shields and barding on the knights, take care of your eyes, we want more armies!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! not to sure about painting more DBA armies, I think people visiting this blog are "bored" and want something different for a change? :o)

      cheers,

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  10. Another beautiful army, and more great work on the elephants.

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  11. Beautiful work, Phil! Those colours are magnificent.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thank you Aaron, much appreciated!

      cheers,

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  12. Great armies, i like your style! Very colourful and interesting. Great work.

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    1. Thank you Dmitri, your kind words and visit are greatly appreciated!

      Your painted units/armies are awesome!

      cheers,

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  13. Absolutely outstanding, fantastic army.

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    1. Thank you Steve! much appreciated!

      cheers,

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    1. Thanks Rob!
      your Chariots are impressive!

      cheers,

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  15. Amazing painting especially on the elephant and cavalry.

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    1. Thanks Dan, as always appreciate your visits and kind words...all the best to you Sir!

      cheers,

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  16. Oh my goodness Phil! I try to avoid saying "my favorite" because your next band will sweep me away. Nevertheless, these are my favorite. The ellies are just fantastic and I adore the barding(?) on the knights.

    When you've painted every ancient army (and you will) are you planning to turn to fantasy? ;-)

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    1. Thank you Monty for your kind commentary, I really appreciate your visit and input of my work.

      :o) I'm not to sure about me painting up all DBA armies! :o) even if I lived to 200 years old!

      I would like to try out painting colorful fantasy minis, perhaps next year at some stage...

      cheers,

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  17. Oh my goodness Phil! I try to avoid saying "my favorite" because your next band will sweep me away. Nevertheless,

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