Posted: May 4, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Essex Miniatures
The figures on this element were closely based on images from the Osprey 'The Moors' book. The bead wrap on the one knight was added (on the right). That figure also had his tunic extended further down his body as well. It was a difficult. Basically, the Granadine knights looked a lot like the European knights of the period, but with more style :) So, I tried to translate that. The Prince there in the middle rides wide a relaxed confidence, and is modestly dressed in relatively plain (but very fine) clothing. It was tough getting interesting shield designs that fit the shape of the shields, but I think it worked out pretty well in the end! Finally, that flag there is from a tapestry from the preiod. I decided to stick with historically accurate stuff as opposed to doing something highly detailed... This element can also play the 3Cv (cavarly) role as well to cover the other general option.