The baggage train is marching out through the gates of Constantinople to join the column of the Byzantine Army. Three mules carry provisions, tools and kit lead by boys while a wine merchant walks along looking for a good deal to sell his cheap stock to unsuspecting customers and thirsty soldiers.
It is the camp for my upcoming DBA Army of Thematic Byzantium III/29
This Byzantine Gatehouse is inspired by sections of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople, today's Istanbul.
It is a truly original piece, a stewalin cast from a silicon mold I made by myself. Copies are now for sale, you might contact me by e-mail Menic666@yahoo.com or go to the MENIX MINIATURES SHOP. Please note it comes unpainted and unassembled just like on the image below.
Constantinople's patron is Maria. So, I thought I'd put her marble effigy over the gate. The statue is made of trinkets you might find in souvenir shops at places of pilgrimage like Rome, Santiago or Einsiedeln.
Stay tuned for the next post when the baggage train catches up with the Byzantine Army! More pictures to come....