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idontbelieveit28 Oct 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Do we have a good idea about what these guys looked like? I have one image in one book without a lot of info on sources. Is there evidence of what they looked like? (dress, equipment, etc.)?

dragon628 Oct 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

In my opinion they look like most of the peoples along the Arab/Persian border. Influenced by the Romans and Sassanids.

What time are you interested in them?


This has some images I think might be appropriate for them

I think you could use Parthian and Palmayran clothing/figures as examples.

idontbelieveit29 Oct 2017 2:51 a.m. PST

Thanks. I'm interested in the 5th-6th centuries. I was hoping for some contemporary documentary evidence – stone carvings, mosaics (ha), written descriptions.

T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

May be this help you :



Both pictures from Osprey's

idontbelieveit29 Oct 2017 4:01 a.m. PST

@T: thanks. Which ospreys are those from? I would like to get my hands on them….

Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

First one is at Men-at-Arms 247, Romano-Bizantine armies 4th-9th centuries, plate D. The second one is at Men-at-Arms 243, Rome's Enemies (5) The Desert Frontier, plate H.

Hope it helps.

idontbelieveit29 Oct 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

It does, thanks!

1ngram29 Oct 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Probably what early Islamic armies looked like too. After all these were predominantly from the existing Arab states in Syria and Iraq.

idontbelieveit29 Oct 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

@1ngram – yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Not sure anyone does anything like these guys in 25mm. The Perry ansar plastics would be fine as spearmen and swordsmen with some different shields and heads with appropriate Roman/Sassanid helmets, but they'd be better if they were wearing sandals I guess. Not sure what to do about archers though.

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