Sunday, 23 October 2016

Modular Arab Village : IHMN

I have found the secret to painting figures is little and often but for terrain you sometimes need a big push to get stuff done. I have been planning for ages, in my head at least, an Arab village. With some time off last Tuesday I got stuck in, and with some disasterous diary planning over the weekend I have had no battles in the dungeon so inbetween household chores I have managed to get the village finished.

The plan was to create a flexible Arab 'style' village  which I aim to use in a wide range of games. IHMN with Colonel Cavendish in Zanzibar, for Saga C&C crusades. It might serve as a Persian influenced Hellenic settlement, and would definitely serve as a modern setting either for WW2 (not really planning this at the moment) or even ultra modern SAS types games which I do fancy....and of course anything in the Back of Beyond

So here it is in its various guises..........spread out as individual buildings it will just about cover a 3x 3' table.
You can alternatively have three larger dwellings.......
Or at a push a massive 'palace'
My plan when I am bored....will be to construct a larger central building with a large dome and for a true colonial settlement I would need a central western style government building, but that is for another day. Here is the whole with some palm trees I bought ages ago for the project, cheap but effective. I was also thinking of knocking out some simple walls to match so I could create more enclosed gardens and spaces etc. Oh and a well ...and a market........
Roy before you say anything I think I do probably need some camels now ๐Ÿ˜€

22 comments:

  1. That looks great.
    Are they scratchbuilt?

    Tom

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    1. Yep 4 mm fibreboard, glue, cardboard more glue and sand. Some quick drying polyfilla for the damaged bits. Cheap acrylic paint, then dry brush. The dome things are a polystyrene ball cut in half

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    1. Cheers Phil this will either be the push I need to get my Muslim C&C faction sorted .....or I'll start collecting Africa corps !

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  3. That looks really great. Nice to have buildings with a 3000 year period of use

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    1. You have set me the challenge, use them for a Greek/ persian city and also in 40 K it could be a remote human settlement attacked by the Tau. Might even have come up with a business idea here ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. well the going rate is £10-£50 per building. if you can afford the pay cut go for it, otherwise a nice retirement job

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    3. My retirement is already booked and hopefully doesn't incolve a job๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Michael they just need a battle ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Those look brilliant!

    Ha, camels hadn't even entered my head when looking at the pics, to be honest. But you've now reminded me about a plan to use camels with a chariot!

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    1. What do camel stables look like I wonder ? Actually I think they just tie them to a tree don't they.๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. The Rajasthani traders of India, hobble one of the animals front legs at night when driving the beasts to market. Tying the foreleg into a bent position with the upper leg. I think I've seen Arab nomads tether the beasts to a 'horse line' along the line of their tents, when camped in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. But it is an interesting question, housing for camel stabling.

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    3. thoroughbred camels are more expensive than racehorses. they will have a nice stable with tall doors

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  6. Very versatile, a great addition to your scenic sand terrain Matt.

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  7. Great work- they certainly look the part.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete for looking and commenting๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Wow! They look brilliant! I envy your talent, sir!

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    1. Not really a lot of talent....perhaps a vision and some patience, oh and some glue ๐Ÿ˜€

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