Thursday, May 7, 2015

Warmaster Fantasy - Araby Counter Set

Araby is one of those lands in the world of Warhammer that always seemed to be talked about but never received the full army treatment for the 28mm miniatures game. However, Warmaster took care of that for 10mm, making Araby an official expansion army. You can find the full Araby army list in the official Warmaster Armies pdf.

If my memory serves me, the Araby army were the last figures Games Workshop made for the game and were available in early 2007 only through Specialist Games mail-order. The figures were sculpted by Colin Grayson. I've always felt that these are some of the best, if not the best, figures sculpted for the game. Unfortunately, like many Warmaster packs, the figures now sell for "stupid money" on Ebay, making them difficult to afford.

All of the images of troop units are of 28mm miniatures from various manufacturers, while nearly all of the character counters use photos of the actual 10mm Warmaster figures painted by GW and various gamers. I always have had a fascination with Arabic and Persian themed armies, and have been wanting to create this set for many years. I hope you enjoy them.

Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.

Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Araby army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create the sample army below and many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Total Points: 2000
1x General
2x Heroes
1x Wizard w/Djinn
6x Spearmen
5x Bowmen
2x Guards
2x Knights
3x Desert Riders
2x Magic Carpets
1x Elephants

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