Sunday, 26 November 2006

Sicilian Berber Bows

These are the Berber Bows (8Cb) from my IV/5c army. 25mm (Artizan miniatures). Frederico II crushed muslim opposition in Sicily and deported them to the town of Lucera, mainland Italy. In the following decades the muslim contingents were the most loyal troops of the Hohenstaufen as Kings of Sicily. They even were entrusted with guarding the emperors treasury within the strong fortifications of Lucera. The muslim comunity lived there untill destroyed by the Anjou in 1300.

Below, the same but on a former, larger base 90x90mm.

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This blog is dedicated to ancient and medieval miniature wargaming. I'd like to share pictures of my painted armies and models, self made terrain-pieces and sketches of projects still residing in my head or on a piece of paper.
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