This project started with 48 Footsore Arabs in my painting queue. I was looking for a way to put them on the table and looking through Saga's Age of Crusades book, I saw the Mutatawwi'a got a much-improved battleboard. I painted the warriors using the Andrea Color Black Set of 6 dropper bottles starting with black and 5 progressively brighter highlights. You don't have to use all 5 highlights. I used a black base and 2-3 highlights and highly recommend this set.
a consistent, fanatical look.
GB Mutatawwi'a camel riders. In keeping with "taking the black," I did the saddle/pillow rugs in black. I do love the look of camels so after painting these, I bought some more.
Warlord Games Roman Imperial camel riders modified for the Crusader era. I dremeled away the Scutums and added appropriate Crusader-era shields.