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I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, if my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hafsid Cavalry take to the field

More work on my Arab-Moorish cavalry has started the year off. The Hafsids belonged to the Hintata tribe. The Abu Hafs clan were originally pro Almohad but later became hostile and carved out their own state based in Tunis and Tripoli. They ruled from 1228 to 1534, before being taken over by the Ottomans. With quite a few medieval maps showing red and blue banners for the area I have adopted these colours for my Hafsid army. There is also some evidence that a purple lion was also linked with the kingdom. In addition I have increased my Almohad/Marinid cavalry to twelve figures. MGB

4 comments:

  1. Another colorful and wonderful job, congrats...and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I need to get the Arab-Moorish armies sorted as I'm planning to use them in some small scale actions and sieges. Michael

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  2. Lovely looking shields! Combined with the flags makes for very nice units.

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    1. Thanks John, I believe the Arabs and Moors adopted a lot more European armour than what is commonly thought, and there is evidence that some used state emblems for official positions. Place a bet some states also uniformed their mamluk units, what we would call livery.
      Michael

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