|Sorry for the poor photography, the lighting situation isn't great|
The casualty marker is one of the fantastic Perry Miniature sculpts of Crusade period Arab casualties. I have painted him to match the rest of the troops, with the major colour being the cream/bone, but I couldn't help myself taking advantage of some of the extra details the Perry's include to make him stand out a bit. The shield is from the Gripping Beast Arab Heavy Cavalry box set and I felt it made the marker a bit more special and stand-outish than the standard fellow.
I do plan on taking a break from the spearmen blocks though for the next few weeks by painting, instead, my unit of archers. I hope these will paint up quickly, I just have to wait for the temperature to drop a bit so my can of spray primer actually works.
|The Blue Unit in all it glory|
Well, that's it from me this week. Hope to be back again next week too but we'll see.
Alan and Paul: I like the use of casualty bases as markers - definitely something I want to do more of. This is growing into a great looking army, which will no doubt crush me, if my recent games against you are anything to go by. I really like the contrast between the bases and the spearmen's tunics, and the overall look of this large unit is very impressive.