The first painted experiment of my Afghan Sufi Dervishes I wrote aboute last month. Foundry Baluchis, a Grenadier Powered armour suit and an Artizan Moor in flak armour with an old Lascannon.
I imagine the dervishes have a forcefield device somewhere hidden in their robes, allowing them to use traditional close combat weapons without being mowed down by miniguns and lasers.
The desert planet they are operating from is Tishtrya IV (being Sirius in old Persian).
I'm trying to avoid Dune derived crypto islamism, although of course Dune is a huge influence. My knowledge about sufism and islamic tradition though, is less than superficial at the moment and I'm aware this whole project is borderline orientalism. But now I'm obsessed by this idea and its about time far future space opera gets beyond white anglo saxon grim-dark or Atreides savior of the natives. But Abdul Goldberg might show up.