Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blast from the Past

Kind of a wild-card today, as I'm totally messed up with work - and some stuff for an occult wargaming project... (stay tuned!)

Another one, already finished - if that can ever be - is my crusading army of Italo-Normans. I built this for a local club event which deals with the so called First Crusade (1096-1099). We're about to start with a little campaign on this background, using the Warhammer Ancient Battles ruleset. My addition to this project is based on the forces lead by Prince Boemund of Taranto (favour him mainly for being a classic Norman self-made man).

All miniatures were painted by me (interruptedly from July 07 to July 08), but the following pictures were taken by some fellows at the wargaming club. So, credits to Tankred and dmaga from the Sweetwater forum!
Will replace them with own shots as soon as possible, just couldn't resist to show them in the meantime.

Knights, Muslim allies, Pilgrims - guess what, all Perry! :D

Byzantine flags for the Italo-Normans as they were sometimes employed by or against the Byzantines

For more pics click here and here.

As you can see, the 'army' is still rather small. Most participants in the project are planning to add more units to their starting forces as the campaign progresses. Maybe I'll go for some men from the Military Orders as these are one of my main interests. Besides the Perries having released outstanding miniatures for them... ;)

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