Saturday, April 25, 2009

German Auxiliary cavalry

These fast moving German cavalry were created after reading Rosemary Sutcliff's book 'Frontier wolf'. They are made using spare standard bearer heads and lots of 'Green stuff' for the wolf pelt cloaks. Great fun to do and worth the time.


Consul said...

Beautiful figures. Can you buy the standard bearer head seperately?

I'm starting a similar blog to yours with my painted Romans and a campaign over the next few weeks. I'd love for you to have a look when it's up!

Consul said...

I've now made my first post!

Fraxinus said...

Brilliant!!! the book was superb I read it last year. rosemary Sutcliffe was a superb author the figures capture what I Imagined the 'Frontier Wolf' cavalry in the book looked like....another project to consider!

Secundus said...

Consul, No the spare heads come attached to figures, I just had loads of standard bearers left over.

I made up the numbers though by sculting a few hoods that had blown back off the riders, this way you can just add cloaks to whole figures without any head swopping.

I'm glad you felt inspired. Let the Legions loose!

Eli Arndt said...

This is one of the things I love about your miniatures. Rather than simply produce a "by the book" roman or barbarian force, you are not afraid to work a little style and maybe even a little "license" into your armies.


The Dale Wardens said...

Awesome stuff and awesome blog! It has inspired me to take the plunge into Ancient miniature gaming. I just ordered a box of Romans and a box of Celts from Warlord to work on.

Thanks again and keep it coming.
David S.
Minnesota, USA

Scutatus said...

I've always liked this unit. I have a soft spot for Rosemary Sutcliff's books myself, and seeing her creations being interpreted on the very gaming board we play on... well it just can't be worng can it? :D

I remember these as being some of the first conversions and customisiing that you did. They still hold up. :)

Anthony said...

Found this because of google! Wonderful.

Just one thing Fraxinus, its Rosemary Sutcliff without the E!

For more inspiration maybe see, and other Rosemary Sutcliff books?

Anthony said...

... and see anyway! Thank you.