Monday, 14 January 2013

Ben Yusuf's Black Guards

Ben Yusuf' (Yusuf ibn Tashfin) full name -  Yûsuf bnu Tâšfîn Nâçereddîn bnu Tâlâkâkîn as-Sanhâjî ( يوسف بن تاشفين ناصر الدين بن تالاكاكين الصنهاجي  ) created an elite group of soldiers, the  Hasham Guard made up of  2,000 African Infantry and named The Black Guard.
Not based as they are going to be added to with bods from the the Andalusian  and  command sets.
A couple of conversions.
Simple conversion..the bod on the right gets a new arm from the Andalusian light  cavalry set.
The top half of the bod on the left comes from the  Andalusian Heavy Cavalry set anf the body of the bod on the left from the HaT gallic command set
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28 comments:

  1. Great work Paul , i like the Dark color , nice images
    Greetings

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  2. Hello Paul,

    great work on the black clothing :-)

    V.

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  3. Nice work, Mr. Bod. The shield script is a fine addition to the work. Do you know what it means?

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    1. Thanks Jay.
      I havent a clue what it says, I just made it up as I went along and hopefully it doesn´t turn out to mean something bad :-D

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    2. Well, I'm impressed with your inventiveness.

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  4. These look great Paul, especially given that black can always been problematic to paint - or is that just me?

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    1. Thanks Micheal.
      I hate painting black. It should really be easy but it never seems to turn out looking exactly as it should.

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  5. Those are great. So nice to see something different... very nice work Paul.

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  6. You hate painting black Paul, bur you've done it really great! Wondeful work.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  7. Really cool, I like these. Black looks solid.

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  8. Black is really difficult, and you did a fantastic work with those figures!
    Phil.

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  9. I painted these in 28mm many, many years ago, then Ray stole them, good work Paul.

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    1. Thanks fran.
      As I was searching for info about them I came across Ray´s (sorry your) Black guards :-D

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  10. Excellent Paul !
    Like a medieval League of Shadows...

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  11. Those are lovely--Well done! Very atmospheric!

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  12. Really liking the colour on these Paul.

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  13. Wonderful Paul! There is something very intimidating about a Black Guard. The white script on the black shields is just icing on the cake.

    Now I have a hankering to paint up an Arab army. ;-)

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  14. nice work paul they are a great looking bunch

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  15. Another excellent job, this time on the North African Muslim forces. It is shaping up real well Paul.

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  16. Cool looking unit there, love the flag.


    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  17. Very good mate and the flag kicks arse!

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  18. Hi Paul, nice work with your figurines.The flag is perfect

    Regards

    Kike

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  19. Excellent work on these figures Paul! And some very nice conversions and that flag is just awesome!

    The Command sets are in the shops now! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  20. Great conversion work and painting

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  21. Impressive freehand. I collect 1/72 for use in D&D and I think these models could be perfect brigands/assassins. You're an inspiration as always! :)

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