The Waving Flag: 15 mm Naffatun

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.


Vexillia said...

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

Iowa Grognard said...

Nice and clean work here!

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

Vexillia said...

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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