Monday, 5 October 2015

Battle of Arsuf, Third Crusade, Templars and Hospitallers

I came across these old pics of some of my Third Crusade army that was based around the Battle of Arsuf and couldn't resist the temptation to post up the pics!

They were all speed painted using washed and quick highlights so I would not describe them as being painted up to my usual standard but I have fond memories of painting them up so I thought I'd pop a few pics of the Templars and Hospitalers up. here.

The horses were painted using the method described HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

The Cappa on the Hospitallers was just painted in black and then successive subtle layers of dry brushing were applied. This was then given (from what I remember!) at least two coats of Citadel Black Wash.

For the Templar's Cappa I just used the Boneyard Foundry Triad. As I say the miniatures were painted up very quickly and on close inspection it shows! However, for a Wargames Standard, just to get the toys out on the table they were well worth the quick job.

And who knows.... now that I've rediscovered these pics and I'm equipped with Warwick Kinraid's great rule set, Soldiers of God, I find my interest in the Third Crusade rekindled and it may just lead me down the path of re-starting the project! Hope so!! :>)

Bye for now.


  1. Most impressive cavalry, well done!

  2. Thanks Phil- they were painted many a moon ago to Wargames Standard as described above.


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    1. Thanks mate.... was it you who had the pics of the Arab cavalry on various fora earlier?

      If so you're to blame! LOL :>)


  4. They look great - but I was looking for the red cross for the Templars :)

  5. Very nice, always loved this period.

    1. I know! It's an addictive period- just so full of character!

      It's got me hooked again!



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