The Battle of Arsuf done with Hail Caesar rules at Adepticon 2015. A glorious battle with a full table of 8 players.
The game was a close run affair taking up the full three hours. After many lost units on both sides, the Hospitallers were lost & Saladin’s bodyguards were driven from the field, ending the battle in a draw.
A pair of Crusader leaders. On the left is a Perry Brothers 1st Crusade figure from the command set. On the right is a Trent Miniatures figure (listed as King John (Bareheaded), painted in Hospitaller black and white.
The green & red shield is painted using Foundry paints. I picked up a small number of bottles off of Ebay and rather like the very opaque coverage the line provides.
A full box of FireForge infantry assembled as 1 unit (24) of Hospitaller Spearmen and 1 unit (24) of Crossbowmen. A variety of colors were used in the painting of these units, I wanted to avoid any strict pattern to support the dirty and mercenary background of these troops.
3D printing has found it’s way to my local library. I found these three objects online at Thingiverse – the barrels are for a 40K terrain project. The unicorn and cat are for my daughters. The detail on each is pretty good with the most obvious print lines on the horizontal barrels. The unicorn was delivered with a bit of flash – the plastic is stiff (just short of being brittle) but cleans up with knife and clippers. Printing cost is minimal, running 10 cents per gram or about $1.50 per item. Tinkercad is an online 3D object creator, although I may be hard pressed to come up with anything more than a simple set of geometric shapes. Even with basic skill, 3D printing will have its uses for creating game tokens and terrain masters for resin casting.
Arab Heavy Cavalry. Figures are mostly Musketeer with a few MDS, and one Artizan Moor, with a Perry Brothers figure as a division leader.
Paint plan follows my standard Berber pattern.
A full unit of Perry Brothers Hospitallers.
The command figures and paint plan were previously posted here.
Figures by BTD, Crusader and Gripping Beast.
Paint plan for the bowmen include:
Plague Brown (Vallejo) with Yellowed Bone (Reaper) highlight
Highland Moss (R) with Khaki (V) highlights
Prussian Blue (V) with French Mir. Blue (V) highlights
A variation on my standard Berber paint theme, turned a bit darker for fire wielding troops.
Figures by Musketeer Miniatures
Cloaks and scarves:
Cold Grey (V)
Redstone Highlight (Reaper)
Grass Green (R)
Golden Olive (V)