Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ayubbid DBA army

I just finished a Legio Heroica DBA army for my chum Terry at the club. In exchange, he bought me a Seljuk army that I will paint later for our Crusades campaign.

Terry indicated he preferred a dark theme for the army, so I went with black robes and dark chainmail with some gold trim, and turbans and sashes in a masculine hued colour palette (blue, red, green and white). I'm saving the pastels for my Seljuks.

First we have the General, this is a model of Saladin, champion and standard bearer. Terry will need to add a standard since I don't have anything good for it.


The core of the army is cavalry, 5 elements of it:


They are supported by 2 elements of light horse:


Then there is a choice of horde or auxilia/warband (nobody will choose horde, but they always look so cool!):


Then two elements of bow and/or psiloi:


And finally another light horse or psiloi:



Nice army, should be very competitive in good going with all the mobility, plus there are significant element choices to contest bad going patches too. It will reward a player that makes the most of manouever rather than force. Saladin was very canny, after all.

Hope they meet his approval. It occurred to me as I was lining it up that I owe him one more psiloi element. Doh! I'll get it done, mate!

8 comments:

  1. Nice stuff! Legio Heroica has nice sculpts. Some tinfoil banners waving from the spears would be sweet too!

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  2. How do you treat it? Tinfoil is good for shape and texture, I often make banners using a tinfoil/paper sandwich, but paint doesn't adhere to it very well on it's own.

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  3. Very nice looking army, i hope your mate terry has fun with it!

    Steve.

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  4. Those Legio Heroica figs are really nice. If I was going to do a 15mm Arab army for Impetus, I'd use Legio Heroica figs.

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  5. Cut tinfoil, paint with mix of black acrylic and future (to enhance flow). You have to "prime" each side separately. The paint banner. Glue to spear. Swear a bit and touch up the paint. The coat with future. Fairly durable if you are not a total hamfisted gamer.

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