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14 Jan 2012 9:09 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Halfling Cavalry Converisons!!!" to "Halfling Cavalry Conversions!!!"

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Hubbynz Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 9:07 p.m. PST

If you are an avid halfling fan you will know that one thing that halflings suffer from is a distinct shortage of halfling cavalry miniatures available. I view this as a distinct shame as what could be better than a hard hitting force of portly warriors charging into battle on stumpy legged pony steeds??!!! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and whip up a couple of cheeky conversions inspired by the Bretonian Questing knights. I am also on the look out for more halfling sized ponies to expand the unit so if you have any floating around unused please drop me a line. Also visit(subscribe) my blog below for many more detailed pics of the conversions as well as tons of halfling info.


Dowvoovoo66 Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 9:19 p.m. PST

those are Great!!

bluewillow14 Jan 2012 10:09 p.m. PST

excellent, what about sheep instead of ponies.


Hubbynz Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 1:07 a.m. PST

Hi Matt

Some may call me old fashioned but I don't really like the idea of riding sheep!!! ;-)

Stewbags Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 3:12 a.m. PST

they are awesome

Pauls Bods15 Jan 2012 4:28 a.m. PST

great!! I love the one with the big axe

doc mcb15 Jan 2012 7:05 a.m. PST

Not sheep? Goats, on the other hand, will do; and for those in 15mm, Splintered Light will shortly have halflings on rams, or possibly on mountain goats. (Not sure which.)

Pigs work, too.

ming31 Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 7:33 a.m. PST

Years and years ago the local gamestore owner coverted his to ride giant chickens . It seemed to fit .

religon Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 8:24 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing. I think ponies are the best choice for mounts. Yours have character.

jpattern215 Jan 2012 9:21 a.m. PST

Ponies, definitely. Nice work!

Huscarle15 Jan 2012 12:29 p.m. PST

Excellent stuff, & have you tried the Battleforge, they have some halfling cavalry? link

Jimmy da Purple15 Jan 2012 12:57 p.m. PST

I have some nice halfling horse archers. They are from Italy. I think it was Mirilton.

CeruLucifus15 Jan 2012 2:33 p.m. PST

Ponies are canonical, at least for Middle-Earth. For GW's Old World, I am not sure about alternates, but ponies are at the very least as plausible as anything else.

Alex Reed Inactive Member16 Jan 2012 4:27 a.m. PST

I'd have to go with Ponies.

Also, why to Halflings always have such freaking fat faces?

They look obese, and far too cartoon like.

Even the Halflings produced by Games Workshop for the Lord of the Rings movies (where the Halflings (re: Hobbits) at least looked human – with slightly larger feet) are miniatures that look like fat little kids or garden gnomes rather than people.

It is something that has put me off Hobbits/Halflings.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2012 8:14 a.m. PST

Nice figures.

Read some articles on the new, upcoming, 5th Ed. D&D. It seems that Halfling/Hobbits are among the most popular PC races chosen… Not sure why, but if it is true, these figures would likely find good homes among RPG'ers, should someone produce them commercially. Cheers!

mgaffn1 Inactive Member17 Jan 2012 11:09 a.m. PST


Hubbynz Inactive Member17 Jan 2012 4:24 p.m. PST

Cheers for all the comments guys should be a lot more on the blog soon.

To be honest I'm not overly keen on the sheep/goat/chicken/pig riding idea as it's a tad to cheesy for me and I like my halflings to be a lil warrior like…..although Warploque minis do a great halfling general mounted on a ram.

I like the character of the Battleforge halfling riders but they are much much to big to fit with my mainly C11 sized army. I also like the Mirilton halflings and own the mounted prince but unfortunately due to the stupid postage cost (23 Euro to Australia!!!!) I cannot justitfy buying their archers and chariot…..I also like their halfling cannon as well.

There is actually quite a few non fat syled halflings available such as the Mirilton, Heresy and Red Box Games on top of the GW Lotr range.

CeruLucifus18 Jan 2012 11:42 a.m. PST

Now, just to throw a monkey wrench into what I posted above, as I recall in the Iron Kingdoms D&D settings, Halflings are barbarian steppes dwellers that ride dinosaurs and live out of wagons.

The Iron Kingdoms setting admittedly frames most races against their traditional types.

Hubbynz Inactive Member19 Jan 2012 5:55 p.m. PST

I'll post up some pics of my Evil halfling warband when they are complete but here is a sneak peak in the mean time

Plenty more on my blog


HarryHotspurEsq21 Jan 2012 8:01 p.m. PST

Those questing halfling knights are super awesomeness central! (I like them a lot…)

Hubbynz Inactive Member30 Jan 2012 9:03 p.m. PST

A couple mpre of the cheeky lil fellows


jweaver Inactive Member30 Jan 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

great stuff.

Bourrienne Inactive Member05 Feb 2012 4:00 a.m. PST

What about the Newline Designs 20mm Ancient Horses?


They may not be barrel shaped like your traditional ponies but may suite 25/28mm halflings really well. Makes me think more of Hunnic Marauders than portly cavalry though.

Stewbags Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 10:11 a.m. PST


Couple of lovely Asgard hobbits here that you may not have seen. Also there is a pony on the dwarf page if you have a dig….

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