Saturday, 28 February 2015

Battleships of the Desert

Also known as Parthian cataphract camels, or 'camelphracts':
Figs by Navigator Miniatures. There is only one pose of the armoured camels, but I tried to vary the look by painting two types of metallic armour, and colouring the straps and reins.
The riders are the same ones used for the cavalry. I painted them in a variety of rich tones to reflect their status.
I bought twelve of them for use in our campaign armies.
I hope the view from the back shows the cloaks. I already have four Old Glory camelphracts; adding this lot will give me all I will need, I think.


  1. Very, very impressive! Amazing what they must've been on the battlefield.

  2. Splendid, I love this unit! And your title too.

  3. Thanks guys, that was amazingly quick - you must both have been online just as I was posting it! I could get to like this interwebs thingy...

  4. Very nicely done, good to see something out of the ordinary.

  5. Lovely work on the camel cataphracts!