Al-Andalus in 15mm


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

Posted: Mar 16, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
I am also doing a second Andalusian church raiding camp, and need to paint some figs for it. Here is the celebrating Andalusian that will be on the base along with a bell toting pack mule when that one comes together! This fig is part of the Old Glory miniatures Andalusian command pack. The flag and flag pole are modelled after the original, but are not the original; strop paperclip for the pole and paper for the flag.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields


This camp is is the 'away' camp for my Andalusian DBA army. This is the first time I actually built a home and away camp for an army, and I like it :) This scene is loosely based on an image from the Warhammer Ancients Battles El Cid book. The scene depicts the Andalusian 'camp followers' raiding the bells from a church somewhere in christian Spain! The bells are brass bells from the craft store. Note the somewhat open area at the front right, it was left that way to allow for a fortifying element to place placed there if need be.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields


This is the same camp including a fortifying spear element.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields


This is the home camp for my Andalusian DBA army. Fashioned after one of the many walled cities in Andalusia, it is a basic camp design. The camp followers in this case are the concerned citizens on the walls watching the battle! The guy in the striped robe looks disdainfully on the left side, while two budding 'armchair tacticians' (or in this case, 'rampart tacticians') make predictions on how the battle will go on the right side! I am pretty happy with this camp. Note that i left the wall above the gates empty for fortification.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields


Here is the home camp along with a fortifying element of spearmen.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
III/34 Andalusian. 710AD-1172AD. Both (a) and (b) lists deployed together


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
With this army I wanted to go beyond with freehand shields. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
This one was fun because it was the last element I painted. I tried to go into more interesting designs for the shields to mixed effect. But it is a nice way to end the army!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
The last light horse unit for this army! I went with a more monochrome colour scheme here because I thought the rest of the army was getting a bit too blue :) I like it!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
With this unit I had to try to out do the previous unit of 4Sp. So, some more variation in colour as well as some more interesting shield and cloth designs. Not that the shield on the far right in the picture actually reads 'merciful' in Arabic - as in, may Alah be merciful on your soul when I send you to him!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
More horse, this time light horse (2Lh). I continued with the same theme... That shield wasn't as big as the other mounded figs that I painted, so a little less detail... Also, the clothes on the mounted figs is tougher to do because there is less surface area and it is oddly bunched. Still, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
I like the idea of using bows instead of slings for my psiloi/skirmishers because it implies they would be somewhat wealthier. That was I can have an excuse to paint the clothing with more details! I really like these skirmishing elements!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields



Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
My second element of cavalry, my third element for the Andalusians. I like it! I sculpted that dead viking there completely from scratch. For my first 15mm sculpt I am very happy with it :) Note that the shields are all freehand! Also for these ones, I gave them the traditional javelins. I did it using paper clips and plasticard for the spears. I also simply snipped off the hands and resculpted them. They turned out pretty well so far!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
I decided to do the 3Cv general next. I spent some extra, extra time on this element because it was the general... I am glad I did the 15mm mounted viking first as well, it let me make a lot of mistakes on a fig that didn't count ;) When putting this stand together, I wanted to do something a little different from the three forward-facing cavalry figs. Thankfully the figs themselves were in characterful poses, all looking to the right, and so, configuring them the way I did I made it possible for people to see those horses, as well as having a themed positioning! I am very happy with this element!


Miniature Figure painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

  -  Manufacturer: Old Glory 15s
I really like the Andalusians, so I realized that I would eventually get around to painting up some more! I took some time and tried to do a better job on these than I did on my DBA Vikings. These ones are closely based on the 28mm Andalusians I have already done.