Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From JohnM: 28mm Emirate of Sevilla Warband for SAGA (280 points)


From John:
Well here is my Army of the Emirate of Sevilla, a SAGA warband to repel Nico's Frankish infidels whether in Al-Andalus or the Holy Land. Aside from the Warlord, Abbad al-Isbili (Abbad I of Sevilla), who is mace armed, the جند الله (Soldiers of God) are all armed with javelins. 

The figures are from Musketeer Miniatures and Artisan Design. They are well sculpted, but horribly cast. The Artisan Design figures had the worst mold lines I have come across. Their Berber Javelinmen (they all look like one-eyed mullahs, have a look) and the Berber Light Cavalry horses were particularly bad. 
Not withstanding this as a group, I am quite happy with them and am pleased to have them off the painting table. 

The 5-point Warband is comprised of a Warlord, 1 unit of Syrian Heavy Cavalry Hearthguard, 1 unit of Armoured Andalusian Foot Hearthguard, 1 unit of Berber Blackguard Warriors, 1 unit of Berber Jinetes, and 1 unit of Berber Javelinmen Levy. 
The Andalusian Emirs who ruled the various taifa relied heavily on mercenaries, mostly from North Africa, but also Christian soldiers from Europe. 
We will definitely see my Flemish mercenaries in the employ of the Emirate of Sevilla but also maybe some Vikings. 
Beautiful work John! Your warlord stand is gorgeous and I love the bewildering variety of colourful shields and banners. Spendid stuff!

This warband of the Faithful will give John 280 points. Well done!

15 comments:

  1. What a great looking warband, the flags and shields are stunning

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  2. Really like these, love how Saga has spawned these unofficial forces.

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  3. Lovely work John - that must be the most glamorous warband I've seen for Saga so far. I'm sure that they'll do a great job of heading off the Frankish barbarians :)

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  4. WOW! This is one of the nicest warbands I've seen

    Just WOW.

    Well done

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous. The shields are a work of art sir.

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  6. Just a stunning looking war band, really love the command stand - fabulous Sir.

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  7. Nice warband!

    and yes, its sadly true that a lot of the Artizan stuff is badly cast, a real shame as they are nice minis.

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  8. They are very, very nice! Lovely work on the lettering on the shields and top notch flags, too.

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  9. Bravo John - they are beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful work John, love the base on the command stand!

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  11. Looking lovely. Wish GB did them as an official warband... What a colourful oposition they would be to my Byzantines!

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  12. Excellent just eye poppingly good

    Ian

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  13. Just wow! The banners alone, but the detail on those figs. Stunning.

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