Sunday, May 25, 2014

Arab Archers by Gripping Beast

Just a quick post to share my finished arab archers. These figures will get sabot bases similar to my berber spearmen, but I'm waiting until my Silfor desert tufts arrive from Scenic Express to finish the sabots.

I wanted to keep a subdued color palette to blend with the neutral tones of my berbers, but I couldn't help but give these archers a bit more color. I settled on a color palette inspired by the cover of Osprey's The Armies of Islam : 7th-11th Centuries. The figure in the foreground of the cover has a warm yellow robe and blue head scarf that I quite liked. Coupled with the earth tones I used for the berbers (namely Vallejo Beastly Brown and Sand Light and a mix of Sand and Spicy Mustard ) the overall effect should be fairly cohesive for the finished army.


  1. I like them! I may try more golden yellow robes in my next batch of Moors.

  2. Another lovly unit.

    I just finished a unit of archers of my own and I love the addition of the blue colours.

  3. Nice figures and great brushwork

  4. They look great. I'm looking forward to seeing how to take this project forward.

  5. Also, since I've so enjoyed your blog, please take a Liebster with my compliments.


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