A long time ago I had a Cilician Armenian ally for my Mongol Conquest DBM army. I even wrote a Slingshot article about it. Of course, the lists changed and the ally was no longer allowed. So I sold off all of the infantry and all bar a few of the knights.
Imagine my surprise when I noticed the other day, that the Armenians can act as allies under FOG. So I looked at the three elements I’d kept and decided I need to get my paint brush out again. Here are the results.
I had nine figures already painted so I only needed to buy and paint three to complete a small FOG battle group. Or so I thought; if only life was so straightforward.
Once I’d painted the four new figures I decided I didn’t like some of the colours I’d used on the old figures. So I repainted some surcoats. Then I decided to add another layered highlight to the older horses.
Then I decide to add some flags. The flags are based on the set of speculative flags and banners for Cilician Armenia provided by Chris Brantley and are all hand painted.
I won’t mention the problems I had with the varnishing except to say that a bit more re-painting took place.
Needless to say a quick job turned into a frustrating and much longer project. In some ways it reminded me of a horrible DIY task. In the end I’m pleased with the battle group. Now I’ve got to do some infantry.