|Alae I Thracum. Half of them at any rate.|
From the post I sent to Curt:
Here’s six 28mm medium auxiliary cavalry for my EIR Romans. These are, again, from Warlord Games. The difference is that I was very unhappy with these castings. They are, without question, the worst models that I’ve gotten from them and I will not buy any more. The flash was unbelievable. There are large areas that are just formless lumps. The white metal spears are crap. I’ll be investing in a bunch of brass spears for all future uses.Having said all of that, I’m pleased with how they look. I love playing with cavalry. I hate painting horses. I used this batch as an exercise in painting horses. I still have some things I’m not happy with; definitely room for improvement. The faces need work and I still need to figure out how I’m going to do the highlighting and depths on them, I didn’t get it right on these six.I have another six of these to finish up and I’ll be done with my Romans, unless I strip the command models and re-prime them. It’s tempting, hmmm…
|The command troopers.|
|I love the cavalry mask on this trooper.|
With my larger table, 8 feet long by 6 wide, the armies will not be taking up the entire length of the available space. This will give cavalry the opportunity to act the way it is supposed to. Riding out to the flanks and fighting with the enemy cavalry.
|Side view of the champion.|
While I want another unit of horse I won't be buying these particular models from Warlord. Happily there are other options, I'll just need to peruse the various sellers and see what tickles my fancy.
|Front view of a trooper.|
There are six more of these lads to finish up the unit. After that it's a matter of three command bases and I'm done with this army for now.
|The horn blower.|