I had at one point thought about doing this army for Field of Glory (FoG), but then realised how many figures I'd need to paint up for a standard army and decided not to (OK, so my Choson Korean army isn't exactly small...and I'm expanding it. That's an exception though...). Now that our club have switched to ADLG, it needs about a quarter of the figures and so was much more manageable so I went for it.
"Dum ti-dum ti-dum ti-dum
Dum ti-dum ti-da-da"
No! Not "The Archers" - bowmen!
The mainstay of the Nubian army. You can have gazillions of these. Well, 32 bases anyway. I've got 20 here which is plenty for a 200 point ADLG army.
Ha! No redio or TV programme by that name you can hum the theme tune for! (of course, having said that someone will decide to prove me wrong)
You can have 6 bases of these as either light infantry or light-medium infantry. I've done 6 light and 3 light-medium.
The Fanatic Warriors
Try finding a theme tune or song called that!
These chappies are the only decent* close combat troops in the army. They are "elite" which means that you add 1 to the die roll if the result is a 1,2 or 3.
*decent being relative. They are medium foot "swordsmen", so vulnerable to mounted in the open and more fragile than heavy foor (3 hit points rather than 4).
No theme tune I know of, but there is this song from The Damned's album "Stawberries":
If anyone finds a theme tune by that name...
This was actually a relatively easy army to paint. The skin tones were achieved by using a 3:1 mix of Vallejo black and umber washes over two different primers (German Red Brown, Leather) which I applied after painting the hair Dark Blue Grey (a few had their hair done with Red Leather or Ochre Brown to represent clay rubbed in to colour it).
The tufts on the bases are home-made using my FlockBox. I made up two sets - one with just 2mm static grass, and another with a mix of 2mm and 4mm static grass. I actually made up blends of the static grasses as none of the packs matched what I was after.
Apart from the slaves (Essex) all the figures are Old Glory 15s. There are 224 figures which at 2 points each gives me 448 points. In case Minion Miles is feeling generous, there are 76 hand-painted animal hide shields!
And the whole army conveniently fits into this A4 file box.
MilesR: Holy crap thats a lot of Nubians and all so very well done - Throw is 76 hand painted shields and home made grass tufts and even a Scrooge like person go my ilk might having a passing thought which resembled generosity (if only for a brief moment). I think you've earned an extra 5 points for the shields and tufts. A most impressive army.