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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Camel Caravan

I wanted a camel caravan for my SAGA Crescent & Cross baggage train.  After a bit of searching, I chose this lovely set by Castaway Arts.  After a long delay, I finally got them through the painting queue this weekend.  They're not as exciting as fighting figures but they are quite colorful I think!
I also finished more Moors. These are Artizan Designs figures. When I run Moors,  I use an all foot warrior build with 4 Naffatun.  I activate every unit with "Song of Drums."  Its the only trick I've got so far. One day, I'll figure out how to properly run Moors in SAGA but that day is not today. 

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  1. Nice Moops!
    ; )

    Lovely work on the caravan as well, it's got 'objective' written all over it!

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    1. Thanks Evan, I love that line! Since they're camels, I'm thinking that in The Escort scenario, you should be allowed to walk the baggage through terrain. ;-)

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  2. Great looking Caravan Monty! Really great work!

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  3. Great looking camel caravan, think I have left over camels .... I now know what to do with them !
    The moors look great as well, got to love the song of drums skill, I too have all foot warriors and Naffatan build.

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    1. Mark, that makes me think I should stick with the build. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love the camel train, Monty! Every Arab army ought to have one! Such subtle painting on the beasts' hides. First rate work on the Moors too. Very colorful.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Not quite as lovely as your wonderful Baroque era project. Fellows did dress up for the Italian Wars!

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  5. Lovely came train Monty! Copplestone also do some nice baggage camels.

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    1. Thanks Cyrus, I'll have to check out the Copplestone ones. Black Tree Design does one too but the poses are all the same.

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  6. I think you have them in the wrong order. The rider should be leading caravan, and the person walking should be behind to pick up "camel patties" to use as fuel to cook dinner (not a lot of firewood in the desert). Seriously.

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    1. Stu! No problem, since they're individually based I can swap 'em out. ;-)

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  7. lovely work and miniatures!

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    1. good to see you are back on using regular blog commentary, I cannot stand using/comments with G+
      hence my lack of :o) comments on your awesome blog site!

      cheers,

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    2. I did Google + thinking it was easier for commenters to simply +1. But my blog is F'd up and I had to ditch that plus my LinkWithin bits. Tech stuff like this is very frustrating.

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  8. They look great Monty, you've captured that look of stubbornness perfectly on the camels.

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  9. I like them, Monty. How are you getting your saturated blues and reds? They look great.

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    1. Marcus! I did the blue using Vallejo Prussian Blue in heavy highlights, Vallejo Intense blue highlights over that and a very heavy wash of GW Drakenhoe Nightshade. Its a pretty good cheat for "black." The red is Hull red, then Red and then a red wash. Thanks for asking! I really should remember to post these tidbits up.

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  10. Great work Monty. I like the way you painted the camels especially.

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    1. Thanks Dai, they went down pretty well!

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  11. Beautiful work Monty I can almost smell the desert or is that the camels?

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  12. Really nice job. My dislike of most makers of Camels is the smooth skin. Camels are actually hairy. Much more so than a horse. Your Caravan looks great though. Cheers

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    1. Thanks Kiwi! The large amount of flat area had me nervous on these so I went for a stylized method to bring some depth. Glad it turned out!

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  13. Those are awesome Monty! Imho any self respecting desert wargamer at least needs one camel and you've got a whole bunch full.

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    1. Thanks man, they should see good service in SAGA!

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  14. Love your wonderful caravan Monty, on the road to water, silk, salt, gold...or glory!

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    1. Great line Phil, that would make a great caption to the picture!

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  15. A really nice piece of work and a good hint to Castaway Arts.

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    1. Thanks Stefan, we have so many options in our hobby. The hard part is to actually find them all. ;-)

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