Aventine Turks

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I’ve started working on a Central Asian force using Aventine figures.  These two come from their range of steppe cavalry nobles.  The guy holding the severed head is sold by himself as a champion.  The figure holding the standard comes from the lancer pack.  The two of them make up one of the general stands for ADLG.  These are awesome figures!

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I ordered a steppe noble unit pack and I was amazed as their were 12 different horses in the pack of 12.  Yes, that is right, 12 different ones!  That’s amazing.

I’m working on a new army, or perhaps set of armies, for ADLG based in central asia.  I was inspired when Aventine released their Sogdians to do this, but it took me a little bit to get around to it.  You’ll soon see 4 stands of cav for ADLG that are a mix of steppe nobles and Sogdians making up the first 4 stands of my central asian army.  They will work for a bunch of different kinds of armies.  I have in mind Khurasanians, Sha-tuo Turks, and Abbasid Arabs for starters.  They look great.

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These really are a lot of work to paint.  There is nothing hard about painting them, it’s just that there is so much detail that all needs some care.  I’ll give a fuller review of the figures when the first group of 12 pops off the line.  Soon.

 

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3 thoughts on “Aventine Turks

  1. Nacho Viteri Letamendía

    Wow they are magnificents! I really like your style!
    On other hand about your future projects of armies based in Central Asia (I supposse that between the VII-X centuries) what do you think to include the Tibetans or one of the mighthy minor kingdoms of the Silk Road as the legendary Kingdom of Khotan?

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    1. wssguy1706 Post author

      Thanks! Yes, I’m thinking of these as being suitable for many of the Central Asian kingdoms. I originally set out to do Khurasanians but I’ll need a bunch of infantry for that and I’m not sure what to use.

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  2. Nacho Viteri Letamendía

    Wo they are magnificent! I really like your style!
    On other hand about your future projects of armies (I supposse that related with the “Great Game” for the control of Central Asia between the VIII-X A.D.) I think that could be a nice additions to include the Tibetans and maybe some of the legendary and mysterious minor kingdoms of the SIlk Road like the infamous Kingdom of Khotan.

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