26 January 2012

Cavalry Comparison. . .

From left to right: Minden hussar, RSM95 cuirassier, Holger Eriksson dragoon, Spencer Smith dragoon.

A request for a cavalry comparison photograph came in today from Jeff, who is specifically interested in how Minden and RSM95 cavalry figures compare to each other.  The two ranges work quite well together as you can see, and for good measure I threw in another by Holger Eriksson and one by Spencer Smith.  All slightly different in style, but very good proportions, similar in height and heft as well. A good mix and match.

I will continue to mix the four ranges within my collection (Ooooo, I like the sound of that word, "collection"!) and will shortly add a few mounted officers from the new Fife & Drum range (sculpted by Richard Ansell, who also sculpts for Minden), which is available from Der Alte Fritz, as well as some Austrian and Prussian mounted generals by Minden and, later in the year, a few more mounted officers by Suren/Willie.  As the late Brigadier Young and Colonel Lawford demonstrated in Charge!, you can never have enough mounted generals and aides de camp.

What else?  Oh, yes.  If you have yet to do so, please vote for your choice of scenario in my "Which Tabletop Battle Should They Fight First in 2012?" poll at the upper right of the GD of S homepage.  Sittangbad is still in the lead but Charles S. Grant's river crossing scenario is closing in, and there are still a few days left before the poll closes on January 31st.

Last, and most importantly, a small package arrived in the mail today from the Dayton Painting Consortium, containing a 30+strong battalion of Austrian Croats (to which I'll add a few more by Minden for variation), some mounted officers, a couple of heavy cannon, and two dozen flagpoles, which will make very handy lances.  I'll use these to convert some RSM95 Prussian hussars into uhlans later in the year.  There's nothing like a package of new castings.  Shiny, shiny, shiny. . .  It was a good day!

2 comments:

paint pig said...

Another fine comparison shot. It is remarkable the similarity in stature of the four different brands, they certainly will mix and match well.

CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Prince Ulrich,

Your cavalry contingent is magnificent! You might want to consider Horse Grenadier types such as those offered for the Russian or british armies of the period: the headgear itself is quite worthy. They could then become your personal bodyguard and would not have to be as numerous as your other regiments.

My best regards to you and the rest of the Royal Family.

gerardus Magnus
Archbishop of Han-gover

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