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Arcane Steve09 Jun 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

Please find a link to my blog in which I give my first impressions of the new British Napoleonic Heavy cavalry from warlord. I have pictures of the sprues so you can see them for yourselves. Just one correction to make so far, the horses 'halves' dont mix & match without major surgery so there will be just two poses. That said they do look very nice and I will definitely be adding these sets to my collection. I'll add more updates as I continue with assembly.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

Great review – thanks for posting

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Jun 2017 10:01 a.m. PST


Thanks for the review. thumbs up

Just one correction to make so far, the horses 'halves' don't mix & match without major surgery so there will be just two poses.

What…why in the world not?!? That, mix & match, has been one of the most innovative bonuses of the plastic media, why not enable it?huh? At long last no need to suffer horses in perfect "step"!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

That is a very impressive preview….. many thanks

Doubts have been expressed;

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But we have not seen the released product yet. I hope this does prove to be to the standard suggested…sincerely hope.

Khusrau10 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

I looked at these, but the killer for me was the very samey poses of the horses. Two horse poses just isn't good enough, when you compare with what you can do with the Perrys.

Lord Hill10 Jun 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

For those that would like a ‘correct' Waterloo look, the covered bearskins are the ones to use.

Here, then, one more time, is Corporal John Dickson of the Scots Greys describing his part in the charge at Waterloo – "I had lost the plume of my bearskin just as we went through the second infantry column; a shot had carried it away."

Marc the plastics fan11 Jun 2017 1:46 a.m. PST

So is that full dress, or a plume with oilskin?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 2:32 a.m. PST

Indeed. One does see oilskins, with a projection something like the things sold in machines in the gents' facilities, to cover the headgear and plume, still in situ

Arcane Steve12 Jun 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

Thanks for all of your comments on the review. I am a bit puzzled by the comments regarding the variety of horses poses. Having built and painted both the Perrys British Hussars and the Light Dragoons, the difference in pose that can be achieved without major surgery is minor. I had to look more than once to see if there actually was more than two poses that I had built – perhaps I wasn't being too imaginative when I put them together. BTW, that's no implied criticism of the Perry's as I am a confirmed member of their fan club…
I have now got as far as assembling & undercoating 6 of the warlord horses. If you alternate the poses, the effect looks quite acceptable for a unit. I think that Warlord have tried to achieve a more dynamic look with one of the poses which some will like and some wont. I'll keep you posted.
Lord Hill, the fact that I had put 'correct' in inverted commas was meant to indicate my own skepticism of exactly what was correct dress at Waterloo – I'll leave you to debate the issue with the other members on TMP who insist that Oils skins were the order of the day! :)
Regardless, the main point of the review was to show you all the sprues and to let you make your own minds up. I will certainly be fielding a few units in my army!

bombersmoon14 Jun 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

Excellent review. Thankyou. I guess for the folk who don't like these there are metal options – Perry , Front Rank, Foundry. I prefer plastic so I'll probably buy these boxes. I may be wrong but I don't think Perry's will do plastic British Heavy cavalry, as they already have metals. I wonder if it is possible to mix and match horses between these warlord sets and some of the Perry plastic sets?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

I would be surprised if the Perrys felt it now made commercial sense to produce plastic British heavy cavalry.

For plastics the set up, the initial investment, tooling costs are massive and only recouped with equally huge sales…because once up and running, costs per figure are far less than metals of course.

The Perry ACW are nearer to British heavy cavalry than anything from the Napoleonic range in plastic as these are either very French or British, obviously Light, Cavalry

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