Dated: July 8, 2008.
My first batch of painted Assyrians. I have used patterns found on colored frescoes, which Osprey books are not aware of. These soldiers could be used as Assurbanipal's Guard. I have not used the big shield said to be characteristic of the royal guard in the Osprey books, since contemporary monuments does not seem to support this, at least for Assurbanipal's reign.
Renaud de Spens
Many thanks to Mr. Spens.
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