Sunday, 26 September 2010

Praetorian Horse

These horses are salvaged from an old cavalry regiment I have decided to renovate; they are from A&A. They are a little tubby, but I love the elaborate harnesses.  Strictly speaking, they are middle Imperial Roman horses, but I won't tell if you won't!  They are going to become the cavalry components of the two Praetorian cohorts I have planned for my EIR Army.

I will be using riders from Black Tree Design.  I have most of the riders I need, but have had to order the command minis from BTD themselves, who are far from being the speediest supplier of miniatures, gulp... this could considerably delay the unit.


I have renovated the bases, too.  It is very odd to see a nicely-based unit with no riders!

8 comments:

Consul said...

The bases look great. I love the feeling of a meadow with the little flowers. It's something I might have to try!

BigRedBat said...

Hi Consul, the Silflor "weeds" are very nice. I am now mixing 6 or so different types of static grass on each base. Different colours, different lengths. I've not used flowers but is is only a mater of time.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Fantastic! I love the elaborate harnesses too! With the correct riders on them nobody will even know they're slightly off period. It gives them a unique look.

Well done on the bases and the brush work.

DeanM said...

Wow - those are beautifully done. The base is first-rate too - the weeds/flowers and the decorations on the harness go well together. Riders will make the piece so much better. Dean

BigRedBat said...

The harnesses were very tedious to paint! I think they will make the unit look very high-end, though.

Gabriele C. said...

Well, the Praetorians are special, so they deserve special harnesses. :)

Der Tsstler said...

if you want black tree miniatures at time you have to plan at least half year in advance or ask them, what they are able to ship.

BigRedBat said...

BTD = Bl00min' tardy delivery!