|A group of Knights of Jerusalem with Arabized helmets.|
I had no intention of buying any 15mm ancients, but sometimes fate intervenes. I happen to live near a small town in Alabama named Scottsboro, nothing particularly interesting other than a little place called Unclaimed Baggage. For some reason whenever you lose your baggage flying into the U.S. your stuff ends up in rural Alabama at a huge warehouse store.
Wandering the aisles of this store you never know what you will find. One day while I was perusing the selection of scuba masks, mp3 players and jewelry I found a shelf full of small bags, bags that contained tiny toy soldiers. Hoping I had found the mother lode of Flames of War miniature I was surprised to find dozens of bags of beautifully sculpted Crusaders and Muslim minis. I gathered them all together and found the price of fifty cents a bag reasonable, so twenty dollars later I have the makings of two whole armies for ancients.
After looking up the prices online, I found that I had bought around three hundred dollars worth of miniature for twenty dollars, bazinga.
First up are a few of my Knights Hospitaller.
|The Knights Hospitaller force as of now, I based the army for use with Field of Glory.|
|Armored crossbowmen and spearmen.|
|Knights of Jerusalem.|
Now the Muslim Army.
|So far this force is gorgeous with all the colors, I need to add more banners.|
|Armored Ayyubid lancers.|
|Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb aka. Saladin|
|Turcomen horse archers.|
I've only painted about half of both armies.
Overall these Legio Heroica miniatures are amazing, I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
I even plan on buying some more to finish both forces out, I just hope them don't get lost at the airport.