Horses Previewed: Poll and Prizes!

Horses Previewed: Poll and Prizes!

The upcoming Afghan Cavalry set will mark the first use of our generic horses. We decided early that having plain horses that come with a simple saddle blanket could form the foundation of a lot of cavalry sets.

In some cases in future sets we may add unique horse heads, saddles, and other equipment to the rider sprues to customize those sets. And in other cases we will need to have completely different horses in the set (for example for smaller or larger breeds or horse armor that can't be added as separate pieces)

Here's an image showing the sprue layout and one of the first painted versions by Matthew Leahy: 

There are 6 halves that are interchangeable with separate heads (4) and tails (3) so that you can achieve a large number of combinations and have a good variety of poses for your units. 

We've been debating internally about selling the horses separately for those who either want to convert over from metal ones and save some weight or have extra riders (or want to convert riders). To that end we have a poll - fill it in and leave your email (optional) for a chance to win a box of figures. 

 

 

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Comments

Irvin Goron - July 22, 2021

Great idea. Definitely a niche that needs filling . To date there haven’t been any separate 28 mm plastic horses suitable for ancient cavalry. A big pain particularly with some Victrix sets that feature too many horses with culture specific details that make useful conversions difficult to achieve. Sign me up- i want these as soon as possible!

Irvin Goron - July 22, 2021

Great idea. Definitely a niche that needs filling . To date there haven’t been any separate 28 mm plastic horses suitable for ancient cavalry. A big pain particularly with some Victrix sets that feature too many horses with culture specific details that make useful conversions difficult to achieve. Sign me up- i want these as soon as possible!

Ken Taylor - July 22, 2021

Great idea, it’ll be like going back to the old days of Minifigs, Hinchliffe and Lamming amongst others where you always purchased horse and rider separately. I often use to mix and match to achieve the results I wanted. Used to love Lamming medieval barded horses as they came in two halves so the barding wasn’t solid under the horse’s body.

Doctors H8-Him - July 22, 2021

I feel like some skeletal horse heads and other gruesome variations would appeal to kitbashers like me.

Maybe a sprue of horrific alternate heads that can be attached to the horses’ bodies alongside a gas mask variant would be neat as an option for people who want to create 20th century/sci-fi cavalry that could be expressed to chemical agents

Carl Greene - July 22, 2021

Great idea with having horses available separately!

Paul - July 22, 2021

How bout some legs for grognards to ride them horses??

Paul - July 22, 2021

How bout some legs for grognards to ride them horses…

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