Monday, September 30, 2013

Halfling Mamelukes Completed

Continuing work on Elton Water's fantastic Halflings, here are ten figures of halfling Mamelukes.

Again these figures are chock a block full of character and fun details.

Unlike the tribal Bagginsa, are a much more cosmopolitan group.

composed of slaves taken by the Otterman Empire from both the halflings of Gorgon and Afri.

Also unlike the Bagginsa, I painted these fellahs in very bright costume. It's all a bit too too, but there is a method to this madness.

As opposed to the Bagginsa, the Mamelukes will be fielded in mixed units.

That is to say where the Bagginsa are a single unit, when called upon to do so they will be mixed in with the Mamelukes. As you can see from the photos the white robes of the Bagginsa tend to merge with the more colorful Mamelukes in quite a pleasing manner.

Below are photos of each of the ten Mamelukes.

First up is Frodo Barbarossa, my favorite figure from this batch.

There is a great deal of detail in his vest that may not show well in these photos. He really is a stunning, imposing, chap sure to strike feelings his enemies.

The rest of the unit have no names assigned.

The standard bears the crossed pipes, a symbol dear to any halfling heart.

 The chap on the right might actually be a chapette! She must have been taken by mistake as ordinarily only boy children are taken as Mamelukes. Still she must be very safe in the barracks.

 This is another of my favorites, arrow knocked and ready to be drawn.

Finally this fellow is another of my favorites. Sadly he lost his bow in an industrial accident in my yard. It is now somewhere in the grass awaiting discovery by an archaeologist in some future age.

Fortunately I have some GW Goblins on hand awaiting conversion to Insurrectos. As some of them will have muskets I could spare a bow, and the hand holding it (!) for this Gorgon chap.
So there you have it. Twenty custom halfling desert raiders for games of Flintloque, Slaughterloo, Muskets and Shakos, or any place else bad tempered little mounted bow folk are needed.

Elton did provide on special figure that had not been requested, and special he is too.

I am going to work on him along with his accompanying halflings and so will reveal him in due time.

Hope you enjoyed the photos and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've greatly enjoyed this series and they look smashing together!

  2. Thank you both!

    These figures were a joy to paint and I do not say that about many figures as I actually do not like to paint!