Wednesday, February 5, 2014

From AndrewS: 20mm Ancient Nubian Royal Guard & Command (150 points)

From Andrew:
I have the first of a few smaller entries, as I tidy up the Nubian Army build. This entry is for 4 divisional command stands and 4 spare infantry commands.
The Infantry commanders are spare command stands in case I wish to use the optional ability to split the warbands down into smaller light infantry units. I have colour coded the capes on these to make identification easier on the table top.  All eight figures are from the Hat 20mm range.

The divisional commands are 3 figures to a base over 4 bases and are all a mix of Hat and Caesar 20mm plastics. The spearmen are all conversions. Each command has its loin protectors colour coded to match the respective division. The shields and officers capes have been done with my stipple technique.

Next is two Nubian Royal Guard infantry units each of 8 figures. These are all 20mm figures from the Caesar miniatures plastics range.
I decided to use these figures for the royal guards due to the animal skin kilts, which really distinguishes the from the hat figures, In order to make a further distinction I did some internet searching and found that a traded commodity was feathers for ceremonial headwear so I have given each unit a different type of feather.
The first unit has had to be converted as the Caesar range is rather devoid of spears, so a quick conversion from clubs to spears made the rear rank, stippled the shields in a unique pattern and used a flamingo feather as the main distinction for these.
The second unit, again with the animal skins and lacking shields so added a few extra spears, I tried to be a bit adventurous with the feather for these and used a peacock feather, at this scale it is very hard to be completely accurate in such a small area but I am happy with the finished result.

Beautiful work Andrew! The commanders looks suitably imposing and regal with their leopard shawls and rods of office. I also like the Royal Guards with their ornamental belts and bright coloured plumes. Ah, it makes one nostalgic for the day when a well-placed feather and a jauntily worn animal wrap marked you as a man of substance.  Sigh.

These commanders along with their pink and turquoise retinues will give Andrew 150 points. Cracking job Gramps!


  1. Great work Andy, keep pluggin' away!!!!

  2. They are Fab. I bet the whole lot looks brilliant all together.

  3. Very nice Andrew - I would like to see a shot of the whole army on the table when you're done

  4. Great job on this growing army.

  5. Very nice work! Great idea to use the feathers for distinction.

  6. Looking good mate. Make sure we get to a see a shot or three of the full army when it's done!

  7. Echo Millsy.. We need to see all of it...

  8. Thanks everyone, there is a few more units to complete and then I will camp out at Kevs and take a full review of the whole army for you all

    1. Great job! I'll look forward to the parade of Nubians, and perhaps an AAR? ;)

  9. Another awesome set of figures can't wait to see them all together


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