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10-10-2003, 01:34 AM
I'm looking for sources of info on this army and good sources for figures. I'm guessing Essex uses its generic Arab figs for this army.
What other manufacturers are out there?
10-10-2003, 07:37 AM
Museum has excellent Arab figures, as well. Their mounted come in one piece and do sometimes appear to be blocky but their foot is great, well animated and detailed. Overall I give the figs an 8. Their US distributor is The Colonial Connection, www.militaryminiatures.net. (http://www.militaryminiatures.net.)
10-10-2003, 02:39 PM
The Buyid Dynasty is, as I recall, derived from the Dailami tribes, which may help in tracking down appropriate figures.
10-10-2003, 03:18 PM
Falcon UK (Quartermaster- Kai in Va) has some good Daylami. Old Glory 15mm includes Daylami in several poses in their line and has a lot of variety in the AC and AA ranges.
I do like the Museum Arab castings which have previously been mentioned. I also have a couple of armies of that brand. It may have the most assortment of poses compared to other Museum ranges for a group of people.
[ October 10, 2003, 12:18: Message edited by: rudynelson ]
10-10-2003, 04:11 PM
It looks like most of the Buyid cavalry were Turkish ghulams, so I guess Arabs are out anyway.
Thanks for the suggestions so far.
Who makes good Turks?
And good rioting civilians with a Middle Eastern look?
10-10-2003, 05:14 PM
The Museum has various Turks, though their Ren. Persians may make be better Hvy Cav for Daylami. The Museum has an Arab with sword and one with dagger and an Agfan which is shieldless with spear that can make good Middle Eastern mobs.
10-11-2003, 12:14 AM
Look at the Outpost Wargames Services new Crusades Period Islamics for ghulams and other useful figures. They were designed to spec for Brendan Moyle, who made sure they were historically accurate. The range is still growing, with some of the best figures still under development.
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