15mm Sumerians

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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Rod » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:56 am

Really nice looking army so far.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Texus Maximus » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:15 pm

Here are some terrain items for the battlefield.
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In the first picture, on the left, is a farmer plowing a field. The farmer is a Blue Moon native villager with a sheepskin kilt added. His simple plow, built from wire and Green Stuff and based on depictions of ancient Egyptian plows, is drawn by two oxen from Irregular miniatures. He uses a long reed in one hand to control the oxen and guides the plow with the other.

The onager-drawn straddle car has no place in the army list so this model is just for decoration.

The “Ram in a Thicket” is a work of art (actually one of two) found in the great death pit at Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley in 1928 or 1929. I used a Forged in Battle sheep for my version.

The Sumerian word for ruler was “Lugal” which translates as “big man”. This Lugal is a converted Irregular miniatures African villager. His appearance is based on the king depicted on the “peace side” of the Standard of Ur.

The last piece is an artisan presenting the Standard of Ur to a royal lady for her to inspect. The artisan is an Old Glory Egyptian drummer with his drum filed down and painted like the Standard. His lower half is from a Eureka slinger figure. The princess is wearing an elaborate headdress like one found in the great death pit at Ur. The princess figure is a Blue Moon native villager with the headdress and large earrings sculpted from Green Stuff. The guard is an unmodified Eureka-brand Sumerian.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Texus Maximus » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:18 pm

Some more photos of the items.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Rod » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:11 pm

Love the camp figures, especially the plowed field
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Texus Maximus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:19 am

A few more terrain items are finished. The Sumerian reed house is from Acheson creations. I used two of the beer-drinking figures from Eureka, two Blue Moon natives, and a model railroad palm tree to make a scene to go along with the house. The palm tree trunk was wrapped with jute twine to make it look more like a date palm. The stream is from Foxhole Terrain.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Texus Maximus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:27 am

Gilgamesh and Enkidu exploring the cedar forest in search of the legendary Humbaba. Gilgamesh is from Eureka. Enkidu is a Khurasan caveman figure. It should look good when placed in the middle of a large patch of woods.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Gregorius » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:11 am

The Reed House turned out a treat. I can only hope that I can match your standard of work. The Gilgamesh bases is a very nice piece of work.

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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Texus Maximus » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanks, Greg! I am looking forward to seeing your version of the reed house. I saw your Gutians (I think it was on Facebook) and they look very sharp.
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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Gregorius » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:56 am

Texus Maximus wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Thanks, Greg! I am looking forward to seeing your version of the reed house. I saw your Gutians (I think it was on Facebook) and they look very sharp.
Thanks for your remarks regarding to my Guttians. The reed house should be next up, once I complete the terrain pieces for the Lord of the Steppes campaign I'll be running later in the year.

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Re: 15mm Sumerians

Post by Bill Hupp » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:31 am

Those are some great ideas for expanding the battlefield to include some additional period visuals. Thanks.
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