|Roman denarius depicting the supplication of the Nabataean king Aretas III - with camel|
|McBride painting of Iron Age Arab camelry|
|McBride painting of Roman period Camelry|
|Cavalry of the 1916 Arab Revolt|
|20th century (Arab Revolt?) Arab camelry|
Arabs, how to you represent yours? One of the downfalls of 6mm gaming is that you are somewhat restricted in your choice of models and that variety is not always available in your chosen range. My Seleukids are composed of both Baccus and Rapier figures which as I have said before, tend to mix well. Ancient Arabs do not exist in these ranges. Only Rapier produce ancient camelry - for their Persian range - and while nice, they are quite small. They are camel archers but with a driver and an archer mounted pillion which occurs in Bronze Age and Iron Age depictions, but seems to have escaped the notice of Classical authors so may have fallen out of use by the Hellenistic period. Baccus produce lovely 19th century Mahdists which are perhaps the most wonderful 6mm figures I've ever painted and these include camelry - but armed with spears and shields, not bows.
|UN Peace Keepers serving in Eritrea|