are here! Or will be once I paint them up in their respective colorings. Or coats or whatever you call them. I should have a better idea after all of this reading on their coloring. The horses that the Bulgars rode were the forerunners of the modern Akhal - Teke which have some pretty cool colorings and the light ones will have some of the trademark metallic look to them.
Which leads us to my General who will be modelled on Khan (yes Khan! "I will get you Keerk!") Asparukh, which means, 'he who has shiny horses.'
All of this gear is for my first Impetus army, which is inexplicably(!) a cavalry based army. It also marks a return to 28mm minis for me. They are huge!
So here we have a pile of Pechenegs, which are basically proto Ukrainians, they will be light allied cavalry armed with composite bows. With them is a pile of headquarters unit types, standard bearers and drummers etc. as well as Khan Asparukh himself!
On this pile we see the actual Bulgars with their distinctive moustaches and shapkas.
As with any sculpts that I haven't seen first hand I was a little worried until I saw them. They aren't old Tom Meier, (old sculptor for Ral Partha) quality but they look good and have enough detail to represent what I want. Also, they don't just look like Mongols! Not that there is anything wrong with looking like a Mongol if you are one. In fact I'm pretty sure they might be mistaken for them when passers by see 12 stands of cavalry!
In other game news we had a great game Thurs night. There was looting, fighting and killing. As well as traps, puzzles, paralized co-workers, home made ropes, gold and XP baby!
Kassafeh Toecutter sez Huzzah!