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History => Ancient and Medieval History => Topic started by: Jim Webster on June 14, 2019, 02:07:13 PM

Title: Indian infantry for Kushans
Post by: Jim Webster on June 14, 2019, 02:07:13 PM
Any suggestions for who produces 'Indian' infantry, ideally with a padded jacket and perhaps a turban, suitable for use as "Swordsmen and axemen in quilted armour " in Kushan service

Jim
Title: Re: Indian infantry for Kushans
Post by: Duncan Head on June 14, 2019, 03:26:57 PM
These guys - article (https://www.academia.edu/27525885/SOME_REMARKS_ON_THE_ELEMENTS_OF_INFANTRY_ARMOR_IN_ART_OF_GANDHARA_AN_EVIDENCE_FOR_SURVIVAL_OF_HELLENISTIC_MILITARY_TRADITION) ; painting (http://i.imgur.com/JRAlViy.jpg) - I presume.

Annoyingly, they are missing from Khurasan's Kushan range. In fact the only figure I can think of wearing this armour is a Minifigs Indian cavalryman - http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/ZC64.jpg

You could try the new Museum Z range Indians - use the officer (https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/1513/s/indian-foot-officers/category/197/) and try to suggest armour on his vest with paint, or use the spearmen (https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/indian-extra-heavy-spearmen.html), paint the scale armour as quilting, and try a weapon swap?
Title: Re: Indian infantry for Kushans
Post by: Jim Webster on June 14, 2019, 03:53:37 PM
These guys - article (https://www.academia.edu/27525885/SOME_REMARKS_ON_THE_ELEMENTS_OF_INFANTRY_ARMOR_IN_ART_OF_GANDHARA_AN_EVIDENCE_FOR_SURVIVAL_OF_HELLENISTIC_MILITARY_TRADITION) ; painting (http://i.imgur.com/JRAlViy.jpg) - I presume.

Annoyingly, they are missing from Khurasan's Kushan range. In fact the only figure I can think of wearing this armour is a Minifigs Indian cavalryman - http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/ZC64.jpg

You could try the new Museum Z range Indians - use the officer (https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/1513/s/indian-foot-officers/category/197/) and try to suggest armour on his vest with paint, or use the spearmen (https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/indian-extra-heavy-spearmen.html), paint the scale armour as quilting, and try a weapon swap?

Yes, they're the sort of thing I'm after
Thanks