Friday, 4 December 2009

Masinissa's Cavalry- Completed!

Here are the 66 Numidian light cavalry, Prince Masinissa himself, and 4 horse casualties for our big Zama project.  I've just finished around half of them, and retouched the bases on the older batch to match.  The picture is clickable...




The figures are a total mish-mash; Foundry Numidians and Greeks, A&A, Gripping Beast, Crusader and Renegade, but work rather well together.  They had their first outing last night, and I'll be doing an after action review of their first battle, over the weekend.



I'm really pleased with the overall impression.  I might wack some "dust clouds" on the bases...   Next year I'll add a final 6 figures to take the number to 72.  And Nick is painting a Spanish bodyguard unit for Masinissa...

6 comments:

The Extraordinarii said...

Wow man, impresive effort! so many units well done mate.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks! I have not yet begun to fight! :-)

Hetairoi said...

Incredible!!

Are those Impetus bases?

Allan (AJ) Wright said...

At first I was confused about the rear-facing figures, until I realized you modeled each base to represent the skirmishers circling about to fire their missiles. Once I realized that I thought, "Brilliant!". Very nicely done. You took a chance with the basing and I think it paid off.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Hetairoi, I think they are the same size as Impetus bases (on the front double-width elements, at least). But I use them with Command and Colors boardgame rules.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Allan, yes you hit the nail on the head!

I can use two of the double and two of the single bases to represent a Cantabrian cirle, with the riders coming forward, riding across the front of the enemy (with their shields towards them) chucking javelins, then turning away and coming around again. I'm doing something very similar with my Hun horse archers in another army.

I think today's wider bases are much better for light cavalry!