Thursday, August 9, 2012

Great War British Cavalry


Carrying on with things Great War-ish and Horsie-mounted…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

These are from Renegade Miniatures. I had a mounted command pack for quite some time – originally thinking I’d use just them as Generals and Staff Officers in Contemptible Little Armies – but then added to this a Regiment pack for a totally of 11. I’ve used the officer from the command pack as a General officer and the rest have become a unit of 10 cavalry.

The same, in column.

The spare officer acting as a mounted General.

I like these – except they have the same issues with not enough of the thin little legs in contact with the base to support the bulk of the great hordie-body and rider as the French Cavalry

Speaking of those French Cavalry, after further reading I discovered a number of Chasseurs à Cheval were detached from their regiments to Infantry Divisions for scouting/screening/etc duties. So I may just keep what I’ve got and not bother with a second unit and bringing this one up to “full strength”. Not that I have any Great War French infantry to attach them to!? Next time Renegade has a 5 for 4 sale I’ll probably pick up a few… and some Germans… Hopefully next year some time…!?

Dang it… I just got an announcement in my email that the Renegade pack prices are going up – that clever ploy everyone seems to be doing these days to get suckers (like me) to buy a boatload of stuff before the price increase… I must resist… I must resist…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Um… Might be more Great War stuff… or WW2… or Modern… of Greek… I had cleared off the painting table briefly over the weekend, but a large amount of clutter has since reappeared there… 

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking horses and riders Tim.

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  2. These guys look fantastic Tim. Tempted to dig out the box of Renegade German cav that are waiting for some paint!

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    1. Do it Rodger! I'd love to see them!

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  3. Those are great looking models! I love your wide painting tastes. Gives me hope I'm not a nut job :)

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  4. ...or we're both nuttier than fruit cake! cheers!

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  5. Beautiful work Tim! If you do decide to order some more Renegade let me know and I'll tack on a few packs and share the shipping with you.
    -Curt

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    1. Thanks Curt! I very likely won't be making an order. I've bought enough (more than enough!) this year already. It's time to get some painting done! If they have another 5-for-4 sale at the end of the year, I'll probably get in on that, though.

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  6. These look really amazing. The photos really show off the detail in the models and your superb painting skills. Well done. I just finished up a batch of Perry Miniature Mounted Men at Arms and I am going to go back at them a bit, inspired by you.

    Drew
    http://fantasytabletopwargaming.blogspot.com/

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