While this might look like a sudden burst of productivity, I have to admit these were mostly painted over a month ago… I’ve only just finished them off…
I have for a long time dreamt about having a Centaur army for HOTT/DBA – modeled on Skythians (all Light Horse or Riders – galloping to and fro…). I think even before I was aware HOTT existed I thought of doing a DBA army of all “Cavalry” and/or “Light Horse” – based on Mongols or Skythians or something similar. Now, finally I have enough to field an army of them…
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This batch is all figures from Wargames Foundry.
This batch is all figures from Mega Miniatures.
Here they are with the rest of the elements I currently have…
The army consists of :
1x Knight or Rider General (or Cavalry General in DBA)
7-8x Riders (Light Horse in DBA)
1-2x Shooters (Allied Satyr Archers – to give the army something to deal with stuff in bad-going)
I’ve also thought of adding some wolves (Beasts) as an optional element to give them some ability to deal with things in bad-going that are also FAST!
I have another six or seven stands worth of Centaurs yet to paint – but I was trying to go for a distinctly Ancient Greek look for these – and the other dozen or so Centaurs I have are in a mix of plate and chain mail with weapons and shields the definitely do not look Ancient Greek-ish. Perhaps they’ll show up in a Narnian army… or eventually a second entire Centaur army…?
There are actually a few other Centaurs I’d like to pick up to add to this army… I like the look of the ones from Eureka Miniatures and Black Hat Miniatures. It’d be nice to have a stand or two of each… Just to have some more variety and fill out the twelve complete stands of Riders/Light Horse.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Hmmmm… Probably WW2-ish stuff… or Amazons… or Greek Hoplites…