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Friday, 26 December 2014

Amorite Kingdoms - Ba'irum











Here are a few photos of a unit of Ba'irum for an Amorite Kingdoms army from the time of Hammurabi (1792 - 1750 BC). These are all Cutting Edge Miniatures figures available from Warlord Games. Some figures in the first two ranks have put away their bows and are getting ready to get stuck in with their bronze two handed axes!

The Ba'irum were 'an interesting troop-type, which appears to have been considered essential to take on campaign (Shamsi-Adad once reprimanded Yasmakh-Adad for neglecting to mobilise them)...The term is derived from the word meaning 'to hunt' (like the Napoleonic 'chasseur' and 'jaeger'), and their principle weapon was an axe.' Nigel Stillman and Nigel Tallis, Armies of the Ancient Near East 3000 BC to 539 BC, p.21.








8 comments:

  1. Excellent painting! They look splendid in their white dresses.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei, I was going to try some of the colourful and intricate designs the Amorites had on their clothing but decided that white tunics looked OK and were a lot easier to do :).

      Mike

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  2. Thanks Christopher, I really like the Cutting Edge/Warlord bronze age ranges.

    Mike

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  3. Very nice as always, Mike. Your Bronze Age work makes me think of getting back to the period - particularly as I have two full bottles of Vallejo Flesh :)! Best, Dean

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  4. Thanks Dean, the Bronze Age is a great period. I remember you have a superb Mycenaean army.

    Mike

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  5. These look excellent and very nicely arranged. Putting me to shame again at my lack of painting.

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  6. Thanks Colin, it's hard to fit in the painting sometimes! I hope 2015 is a good year for you.

    Mike

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