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HappyHiker29 Jun 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Does anyone know where I could get some 28mm napoleonic horse casualties ? I have a few hussars and cuirassiers riders from ebay, but really I'd like a few dead animals. Fairly generic would be good.

I saw some dynamic riders getting hit by canister poses but really we just want static lying down.

Its for black powder, we do like a littered battlefield.

Or does anyone have any tips for making my own out of spare platic horses ? I could just use half perry castings, but they'd only have 2 legs.

setsuko29 Jun 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Front rank has one horse casualty in their range:


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

I used some Foundry metal horses and filed down one side until they laid flatish.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

You'll file less with plastic Perry horses. Every set uses this pose, the horse leaning his head back and almost shying away. He was my least favourite at first but I have now used him dozens of times.

Poor photos below (I just used the flash rather than set up lights) The same horse, one dead and one just fallen and trying to get up (based on the Waterloo panorama), depending on side he is on. Take a Dremel with large burr fitting and the lower side is done in seconds!


HappyHiker29 Jun 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

They look good, and yes that 'trying to get up pose' looks even better. I assume a small file from my garage and a bit of delicate filing will do the same job as a dremel and burr ?

Love the way you've done the grey legs on the white horse too. How do you do that ?

wrgmr129 Jun 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Deadhead, please tell me how you painted the entire white horse, I struggle with these!!

Brian Smaller29 Jun 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

I have 70mm casualty bases made for me by Warbases.


French Dragoon (who started life as a Perry Dutch Carabineer)


A Dutch light dragoon who became a French chasseur casualty.


And here is a Zulu War Base


Lambert Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Hinchliffe do a Guard lancer with dead horse

45thdiv01 Jul 2017 5:28 a.m. PST


I really like your bases. They do the job and look nice on the game table.

Thank you for the link.


45thdiv01 Jul 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

To answer the original question, I use warlord games plastic horses. They are very genaric and I use them for AWI and ACW. It's nice that you can just order the hourse sprues.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Wrgmr1 apologies at the delay in reply.

I learnt about white/grey horses from the expert, von Winterfeldt. I had always done a white, with legs as gradually fading to almost black, at the hoof. He told me that the darker colour was around the knees and gradually faded once more towards the hoof. So I simply used a dry brush of Vallejo Black/Grey (very dry and light) with a very, very, watered down white wash over it to finish.

Every day a horse goes past my window, that proves him wrong, occasionally………but his idea works much better and is far more common, I now realise. Most horses I see have the darker knees, if white or Greys

Jabba Miles11 Aug 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

Just finished mine, Front Rank horses and Charlie Foxtrot Models bases.


Markconz11 Aug 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

There seems to be a lack of 28mm horse casualty models.

A couple of more here, but Western rather than Napoleonic:

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