Thursday, 18 October 2007

Warriors of Ifriqiyah: Ghulam Skirmishers

As early as the 9th century muslim armies made good use of trained warrior slaves called "abd", "mamluk" or "ghulam" who could attain freedom after some years of duty and achieve the status of an officer. In the Maghreb and Spain they were mostly of slavic origin, so I decided to give them lighter skin and various hair coulours. I will use the minis on the pictures as psiloi in the following muslim DBA-Armies:
III/34b Andalusian
III/74 Fanatic Berber
III/34 Early Muslim N.Africa and Sicily.

All are Foundry miniatures and actually labelled as "early germans".

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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.
My main interest at the moment is creating armies and accessories, researching for historical or made-up scenarios and campaigns for the fast-play wargaming rules from "De bellis Antiquitatis" (DBA) with 25mm and 15mm figurines.
I use the blog-format rather unconventionaly. It is more like a scrapbook. And I update the older posts so keep checking. I recommend utilizing the labels to the left. So if your just interested in miniatures click the "Miniatures"-label and you will be presented with posts concerning painting, figurines etc. And don't forget to click on "older posts" at the bottom of the page for more. And many thanks for commenting!
Photographs showing painted toy soldiers, terrain pieces, scratch-built things and drawings © Menic Rüttimann 2.Nov.2006. Please notify me if you wish to use these.

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