Sunday, April 04, 2010

Cavalry WiPs

If the infantry be the Queen of the battlefield, then does this make the cavalry King? I had a minor review of the troops this afternoon and found that I have gotten myself together enough to put 74 (!) fully painted horsemen of 8 different regiments on the table.
Four are complete squadrons, the others are odds and sods as you can see - the Cuirassiers du Roi below being a prime example. I took Stokes method of dry-brushing black horses with Navy Blue and ran with it.My most complete regiment at the moment is La Reine. I'll be making it the subject of my next round of purchases.


My Schombourgs will be finished first though, as I have the second squadron lined up ready for painting and eight of their horses already done.
Royal Pologne will not be far behind - I've another half dozen troopers part-painted for them and will only need another half doz. on top of that to finish them off.

9 comments:

justMike said...

Nicely done. I think La Reine is my favorate so far. There's just something about their stately advance that just says heavy cavalry. Yep, well done sir, and His Majesty's complements. - Mike (St. Maurice)

Bluebear Jeff said...

They all look good, Greg. Very nice, sir.


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Reich Duke Wilhelm was heard to say "handsome lads all". Well done!!!

Archduke Piccolo said...

Very fine cavalry, all, though the recruiting is further more ahead with some units than others.
I'm curious about the basing though. Care to tell us about them?
Cheers,
Ion

Bloggerator said...

Ion,

The bases are Games Workshop Bike Bases. 25mm x 75mm.

They are quite expensive - $7 only gets you five.

I am thinking of turning to Litko for the 200 that I still need!

Greg

Stokes Schwartz said...

Nothing like massed ranks of cavalry! And the fact the many, if not all, are RSM95 makes it even better.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice! I think I need a few more cavalry myself.

Bloggerator said...

I certainly did!

Greg

Aussie Echo said...

I assume that there have been no posts for a while because you are busy creating more armies :)