Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Native Unit - Ral Partha Arabs

Yesterday I completed the second of four new native units for the game I will be running at Bayou Wars later in June. It is composed of 18 vintage Ral Partha Arab type figures armed with spears and two others who are armed with swords. These were easy to paint. I used white, cream, camel, and suede acrylic colors for the robes and turbans. The skin was painted spice brown to simulate a tanned Middle Eastern/Afghan look.

The two sword armed figures are in the front. The one on the left appears to be similar to MiniFigs in stature but is missing all the usual MiniFigs markings. He may be a Frontier or Falcon figure. The figure on the right with the flowing cape had some indecipherable markings on the bottom. I have no idea from which manufacturer he came.

I made the banner on my computer by using the MSWord table feature.
The Arabic script, according to an on-line translation site, reads:

"There is but one God,
and Mohammed is his prophet."

This unit will join with two rifle-armed units to form the Silver Fox Clan of the Haddabiera tribe.


Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice! Sometimes a simple palette of colors works like a charm.

abdul666 said...

Nice indeed!
Now, what about, as an experiment, try Fort Khalaam by the 18th C.? A Carpania or Courland expedition in Sudan...

ColCampbell50 said...


That may be on the horizon sometime in the future. I've been considering expanding into the Mediterranean littoral.


john de terre neuve said...

Hi Jim,

Lots of nice additions to your website,