For my 18th entry in this year's Challenge I've gone for something a little different - some Mongol mounted troops. The figures are all 15mm from Donnington Miniatures.
"Why Mongols?" you ask. Well, the Korean army lists in FoG allow you to take nomad troops either as an allied contingent or as mercenaries/auxiliaries within the main list. This provides a very useful addition to the main Korean troop types.
First up we have 24 light horsemen. I went with fairly muted colours for these, with some splashes of colour.
Next up we have a command group for when I use them as an allied contingent.
"Hang on a second - that drummer's horse's head looks a bit strange"
"Oh, that would be because it's a camel, not a horse!"
It has come to my attention over the past few weeks that there was a rule for this year's Challenge that I'd missed in Curt's email to us late last year. It appears that every Challenger must submit at least one painted camel. When I realised this omission from my plans I promptly ordered one and here it is in my Mongol command group.
I do have some more Mongols for this small force - some foot archers and some heavy cavalry - but they won't be painted until after the Challenge.
I should also note that this will probably be my final entry, unless I manage to find enough time over the next few days to complete my buccaneer dragoons or command groups.
That is a very cool add on to your Korean list Tamsin and I quite like the way you've painted and arrayed them. Of course the star of the group is the kettle drummer on the shaggy camel - wonderful.
These Mongols will give Tamsin 108 points. An excellent finish to your Challenge run this year. Well done Ms. P!