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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