Thursday, 24 January 2019
I have been having a bit of a look through my collections and have come to the conclusion that it is now time to clear out some of the surplus.
One of the collections that will be going is this 15mm crusades collection painted by me and a few others some time ago.
There is a lot to this collection both Crusaders and Saracen armies including Knights Templar / St John/Lazarus and Teutonic Knights also King Richard /Saladin and the Assassin's it comes with a Castle a village and an Oasis.Also baggage Monks and Bishops along with a few more personalities.
If seriously interested get in touch and I can put a full list together the pics below give a flavour of what's on offer.
Pilgrim or merchant painted by me.
Peter DE Druex painted by Stephen for 15mm this is incredible.
Mass of knights by me again
Hospitallers by me
Knights Templar's Teutonic and St Lazarus again by me
Assassins allies and enemies of the Templars
Monk ready to do Gods work!
Mass of crossbow
I am Jerusalem
Another favourite Simon DE Montfort in the red again painted by Stephen.
Last shot of those Knights all my own work here.
The collection consists of the following
1 x Castle
1 x oasis
5 x single palm trees
1x4 palm trees on single base
3 x tents
1 x ruin
8 x siege palisade bases
16x baggage bases
72 Sudanese archers
30 x Arab archers
16 x Arab spear
15 x Assasins foot
6 x assasins mounted
16 x Turkmen mounted
24 x seljuk light horse
94 x sarecen medium/heavy cav
24x saladin and body guard
18 x templars
24 x knights of st John
3 x knights st lasarus
3 x teutonic knights
1x Richard the lionheart base
1x king of Jerusalem base
33 x lay knights
108 x crossbow
24 x turcoploes mounted.
The above amounts to 305 foot figures 259 cavalry not including the baggage camels and figures on the baggage bases.
There is a box with more somewhere I think just need to rummage through. Aboubt half the collection need there bases finished.
Monday, 17 December 2018
I finally picked up my Malta terrain from TM terrain so did a quick set up at the weekend.
|Ottoman gun batteries on the hill above St Elmo|
|A mix of figure manufacturers.|
|The fort was supplied by small craft from Fort St Angelo across the bay.|
|Awe inspiring drums.|
|This figure is perfect with the ship.|
|A nightly excursion.|
A lot more to come.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
I'm finally in the new house the games room is almost complete I can now set up and leave up the whole Acre terrain setting. I'm planning on getting a few skirmish games going rule still to be decided. This will be one scenario that will be gamed the Caravan raid.
|Renaud de Chatillon famously attacked a caravan supposedly carrying Saladin's sister as you can imagine this didn't go down well.|
|The rich caravan would make tempting pickings.|
|You can just about make out Gerard de Ridefort (Renaud's old pal) behind the priest who would no doubt be advising Gods will in this type of scenario.|
|Travelling in these caravans gave a bit of safety in numbers.|
|Especially if you had a rich emir with some of his retinue travelling with you.|
|Now I can guess the sinking feeling as you see as dust cloud gather in the distance.|
|You cant cross over just anyone's land if you haven't paid the toll.|
|oblivious they carry on.|
|These sort of raids were very common during the Crusades.|
|The templars would have been involved at various times.|
|A few cross bow to accompany the Knights.|
|Fight or flight.|
|Common-sense means flight.|
|And he's not the only one.|
|These raids could be brutal.|
|But some would stand their ground.|
|The spoils of war.|
|Back to the stronghold to divide the goodies.|
|I'm very pleased I can now leave this set up out.|
|I can feel a reived interest in the Crusades coming on.|
|Still a way to go with this collection.|
|The full set up is 4000x1500mm so a decent size to game on.|
I'm picking up my siege of Malta scenery tomorrow from Dave at TM terrain. Dave has stored this for me for a year now when I was doing the renovation looking forward to showing it off during the Christmas holidays.