Wednesday, 25 January 2012

15 mm Naffatun

Here’s some of my recent work.  They are CRU51 from Essex Miniatures who list them as Naffatun Hand Gunners as part of their Crusades range:



Typical figures from Essex: a joy to paint but a little static.   I bought these on a whim as I’m working my way through the infantry options for the various Mongol medieval armies.

The Field of Glory Tatar list contains a battle group of 4 Naffatun with grenades so I knew I wouldn’t be using these but still couldn’t resist.



The figure design is a direct lift from Ian Heath’s WRG book on the Crusades.  It is figure 60 on page 93 listed as a Mamluk Engineer with Midfa (1280-1290).

As an aside I checked to see if Ian’s book was available on Amazon.  It is, but only as a paperback with the cheapest copy costing £50.00!  Heaven knows how much my pristine hardback copy is worth.

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    1. Thanks Ray. That's some praise indeed as I know you are a big Essex fan.

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  2. Nice and clean work here!

    You'll have to find a way to get them into some action.

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    1. There must be a way but I don't see it at the moment. I suppose it doesn't matter too much as I enjoyed painting them.

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