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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Midianite Arab Camel Riders








Here are a few photos of some Midianite Arab Camel Riders for my Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian armies of the seventh century BC. The figures are Warlord/Immortal, Castaway Arts and Minifigs. Some of the Assyrian reliefs at the British Museum from the palace of Ashurbanipal (668 - c.631BC) at Nineveh depict these nomads, mounted two to a camel, being slaughtered by Assyrian troops. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of these particular reliefs, on our visit there, but have quite a few others and will post some of these next. The British Museum Press has several books on this topic and I have Assyrian Palace Sculptures by Paul Collins which I highly recommend.





10 comments:

  1. Great looking camels! Are they Essex minis?

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  2. These are beautiful Cyrus.

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  3. Lovely job on these. You have captured camel colours really well. The Immortal ones are some the best. Pity the planned full Midianite range never materialised, There was even talk of queen at one point.

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    1. Thanks Colin, the Immortal ones are the best. A full Midianite range would be cool, you can never have too many biblical armies!

      Mike

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  4. Thanks Ray, Christopher and Rodger. The camels are Warlord (3), Castaway (2) and Minifigs (1). I like the Warlord ones best.

    Mike

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  5. The different manufactures seem to mix in really well. That blue sky and palm trees set the scene.

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  6. Thanks Silver Whistle, that's my default middle eastern backdrop...

    Mike

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