As usual these chaps are filthy, awaiting a good clean up and retouch etc, but I can see the potential. A few swords will need to replaced as before, and I'll probably do a bit of careful turning of heads and bending of arms to create slightly different poses as before. They have a wonderful old charm even as they stand, I'm intrigued by the hand painted flag with the words 'Montgomery, 1277 to 1977', it's a lovely piece of work.
All cavalry units are now of 12, 15 or 18 figures so that they can deploy 3 deep, a look at the famous 'Naseby' illustration depicts the horse on both sides deployed as such - in column rather than line - that would not affect their training as Dutch or Swedish, (Trotters or Gallopers in modern parlance), and makes them easier to handle on the tabletop. I welcome any views on this subject of course.
The 3 units featured in the previous post have now been cleaned up, touched and glued to thier MDF bases (supplied as usual by the excellent Tony Barr at East Riding Miniatures). Hopefully you will agree that an hours work has made a big difference to them overall.
And at 250 cavalry plus 24 mounted dragoons I think I'll call it a day there for a while!
Firstly those filthy Cavaliers.They will come up a treat.
|There are a few Garrison figures in there I can spot.|
|I'm sure that's a Garrison figure second from left.|
|Note the drum conversion, a nice touch.|
And the shiny Heavy cavalry featured below, I decided to paint out the striped sleeves as some where flaking off, repainted Burnt red with flat red highlights (unit at right).