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[ENG/PL] Crusade from the other side / Krucjaty okiem drugiej strony (Gripping Beast Islamic Priest)

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"If God will bless us to expel our enemies from Jerusalem, victory will be ours! What kind of prayers will we give him if he decides to support us?"

Hello everyone!

I am inviting today for a trip to the Middle East from times before and during the crusade. This time we will look at Cruseders opponents. For this occasion I also prepared a model of Islamic priest from Gripping Beast (thanks guys!)
Below traditionally some pictures, also comparable with other models of the Crusade periods.


But first, a little history. Arabs were known in the original sense as "nomads". They are a group of Semitic peoples living from the ancient Arabian Peninsula.

The first mention of the Arabs appears in the Bible already about 1000 r. b.c., and in the chronicles of the Assyrian circa 7th century b.c.- for about 1600 years they lived mostly in the Arabian Peninsula, so that in the 7th century a.c.Begin to expand and mix with the people living in their occupied areas, which have undergone mu…

Scarecrows! / Strachy na Wróble! (HQ Resin Scarecrow Basing Kit in box)

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"Scarecrow in the evening Is full of sadness, because the Fear- by fear came upon In a parcel garden" - Wincenty Faber "Lonely Scare"


Hello friends!

Today on DwarfCrypt invite you to read the review scarecrows set, which you will find on HQ Resin offer. HQ Resin sets are crafted with care for the smallest detail, with the highest quality resin. The review of the product, like other arcade sets, can be found in the Hexy-Shop
The Scarecrow Basing Kit consists of 2 scarecrows models and 6 pumpkins (1 large, 2 medium and 3 small). The set fits perfectly into the 28-33mm scale miniatures in the climate from the Middle Ages through the 18th century Wilderness in the World War II ends. Do not be ashamed to also use the set for fantasy and steampunk projects.
Scares and pumpkins will diversify and enrich each diorama, terrain element and model bases.
Below I have prepared a pictorial overview of the raw set, hand-painted elements and comparison with various figurines.

It is important t…

[ENG/PL] Hatamoto in feudal Japan / Hatamoto w feudalnej Japonii (Ronin Bushi Buntai #2)

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"Like the flowers, we are dying slowly ." Knowing life with every breath, with every cup of tea, with every life we receive "- Bushidō Samurai Codex
In the previous entry devoted to the emerging of new Ronin gam band I brought closer to you, the respectful visitors, the basics of knowledge about the Samurai. Today I go further on the country of the Blossoming Cherry of Feudal era and present another painted hero from the set of North Star Military Miniatures.

        Hatamoto, since I will speak of it today (in Japanese 旗 本) means literally "at the banner" which is often translated as "the standard bearer".
This higher samurai remained in the direct service of the Tokugawa Shōgun in feudal Japan. Although all three siogunas in Japanese history had official vassals, the two earlier were referred to as gokenin. During the Edo hatamoto period they were a larger group of Tokugawa vassals, and the lower gokenin.
The difference between them was based primarily…