Friday, January 6, 2012

New Cavalry Regiments for 2012

Skinner's Horse, 1st Bengal Irregular Cavalry.

I've added Skinner's Horse. The figures are from Old Glory's 28mm line of Sikh War miniatures. The castings had little flash and gluing in the sword hand was all that was necessary. I use 8 figure regiments using the Lasalle, based on 2 inch square basswood. This basing method allows me to switch to Principles of War for large engagements.

According the regiment earned no battle honors during the Sikh Wars, but their image in plate 35 in B.Mollo's "Indian Army" said to me thaey must be added to the armies establishment. They look both ancient but deadly.

Gardner's Horse, 2nd Bengal Irregular cavalry.

The 2nd Bengal Irregular Cavalry took part in the battle of Sabroan during the First Sikh War. There they were awarded a battle honor for there actions in support of the H.M. 9th lancers. Their green uniforms make a nice change to the more common reds and blues.

Again, very clean castings from Old Glory, glue on the sword hand and done. They also come with a fist if you wants to arm them with lances. Although, you need a fairly steady hand and sharp drill to ream out the hole for a lance you must make up yourself. I only have 4 more regiments of Irregular/Local Horse to finish.

1 comment:

  1. Nice job. Great to see you back and blogging again. Keep it up.