Not slacking on building and painting. Just not posting very much.I have purposely built and painted by Muslim forces so that they can be mixed and matched to form different factions from the Crescent and Cross book. The buildings are also starting to look middle-eastern (I think)Anyhow, here goes:
Mutatawwi'a and light horsemen emerging from the dunes
Generic Muslim Infantry with swords
Camel Riders and Warlord, Archers and Tuareg-styled infantry.
I particularly like the look of the fez-wearing hadji figures
(Muslim warriors who have made the pilgrimage to Mecca)
I painted the camel riders and command group, as well as some spearmen as Tuareg warriors
from Crusader (Chris De Burg):
A messenger came, blood on his feet and a wound in his chest,
"The Christians are coming!" he said, "I have seen their cross in the west,"
In a rage Saladin struck him down with his knife,
And he said "I know that this man lies,
They quarrel too much, the Christians could never unite!
I am invincible, I am the king,
I am invincible, and I will win..."
Closer they came, the army of Richard the Lionheart,
Marching by day and night, with soldiers from every part,
And when the Crusaders came over the mountain and they saw Jerusalem,
They fell to their knees and prayed for her release
They started the battle at dawn, taking the city by storm,
With horsemen and bowmen and engines of war,
They broke through the city walls,
The Heathens were flying and screaming and dying,
And the Christian swords were strong,
And Saladin ran when he heard their victory song;
"We are invincible, God is the king,
We are invincible, and we will win!"
"What do I do now?" said the wise man to the fool,
"I have spent my whole life searching, to find the Golden Rule,
Though centuries have disappeared, the memory still remains,
Of those enemies together, could it be that way again?"
Then the fool said "Oh you wise men, you really make me laugh,
With your talk of vast persuasion and searching through the past,
There is only greed and evil in the men who fight today,
The song of the Crusader has long since gone away...
...Jerusalem is lost,Jerusalem is lost,Jerusalem is lost,