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Abbassid list

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:55 pm
by Kester
Hi all,
I'm still planning to get a force at some point and I've now moved my thinking from picts to abbasids. I've done a lot of WW2 stuff recently so I'm thinking with abbasids I'll be able to move away from the browns & greens and add a little bit of uniform and different colours to the force.

Anyway here is what I've got so far. Please let me know what you think!
I'm hoping its going to have plenty of shooty shooty power!

592 4 units of 6 arab infantry, 1/2 with spear, large shield & light armour, 1/2 with bow & light armour = (18x3 + 16x3)x4
472 2 units of 6 militia = (10x6)x2
392 4 sheikh = 20x4
284 1 unit of 6 tribal cavalry with bows = 18x6
54 2 unit of 5 ghulams with spear, heavy armour, and barding = (23x5)x2
4 caliph = 50



Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:39 pm
by MartinG
Looks like an interesting list, perhaps a bit too reliant on shooting? You have a solid infantry line and some good cavalry, but no real punch once the enemy is weakened by your arrows. Perhaps bring in a religious Volunteer warband? Or a unit of Armenian Ghulams? Or even-if you want exotic- an allied Tibetan cavalry unit?

Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 pm
by Kester
Thanks a lot for the feedback. Any ideas on 28mm models suitable for Armenians?

Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:45 pm
by MartinG
Hi Kester,

I've had a look at David Nicolle's "Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era 1050-1350" (ISBN 1-85367-369-2) Eastern volume for you and the vast majority of the images show Byzantine style armour and equipment, with some Turkish and Arab influences. So I would go for mainly Byzantine figures, with perhaps some Arab or Seljuk figures included; even the odd Sassanid would be fine.



Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:22 pm
by Kester
I went with some plastic fireforge byzantines and I’m planning on doing a small amount of chopping to make them more similar to some reference pictures in a book I have.
List wise I’m thinking of dropping the tribal horse archers and two sheiks to squeeze in some Armenians and two lots of four naffatun bases.
I’ve actually made a start on them all now though!

Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:29 pm
by Kester

Re: Abbassid list

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:32 pm
by MartinG
Looking forward to seeing some finished units!