. . . wherein Paul Gorman plays with ideas for old-school fantasy roleplaying games
Nothing says "I'm the man" like a red and gold pointy helmet-crown.
And is that a wand in his hand?
@Paul, could be a wand or rod of some sort. Might be a riding quirt but that might be one in the right hand. It's a great get-up for a warrior-mage.
There is nothing new under the sun. Fantastic. Funny what you miss when you just read: I'd've thought I'd run across this in my general noodling about Scythians, but apparently it's not considered "noteworthy" or some such by whoever I read.