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Guthroth19 Sep 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

Does anyone make plastic 28mm 'Dark Age' cavalry ?

Figures that could do for Franks, Welsh, Strathclyde, Scots etc.

Glengarry519 Sep 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Not that I've seen, however I was able to "kit-bash" Baltic Pagan light horse (they would be perfect for Dark Ages) based on Fireforge plastic Mongols with parts from Gripping Beast plastic Dark Ages kits.

Marshal Mark19 Sep 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

I made some generic dark age cavalry from the Wargames Factory ancient German cavalry and parts from the GB Dark Age Warriors box.
Quite easy to convert apart from sculpting shoes (as the cavalry are barefooted), which was a bit of a pain as I'm no sculptor. It might not be a issue for Scots as you could leave them barefooted.

Henry Martini19 Sep 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

GB has plastic cavalry sets on the way: late Roman, Goth, and generic unarmoured. The latter especially should provide a suitable starting point for DA cavalry.

TodCreasey Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Wow that's good to know as I will want Goth and Generic for the Franks I am building.

I kit bashed some Normans with GB Viking and Dark Age Warriors heads for Scots cavalry if you wanted to start soon

Legbiter22 Sep 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Footsore miniatures have just brought out some Irish Cavalry. link

Bindon Blood22 Sep 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

HM, do you know if the Romans are armoured or unarmoured, or indeed a mixture?

Griefbringer22 Sep 2017 7:06 a.m. PST

Regarding the Gripping Beast sets, I would not hold my breath for release dates – their release set for plastics has not been particularly fast lately.

I do not recall them having shown any work-in-progress sets for the mentioned sets.

Guthroth22 Sep 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Legbiter: those are metal aren't they ?

freecloud04 Oct 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

Pricewise Old Glory Arthurian are a match vs. most of the plastics and that particular range is really good models and fine for generic Euro-hairies. For the barefoot types WF Germans would work as Marshall mark notes above.

Henry Martini04 Oct 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Bindon – I presume that GB's idea was to produce armoured and unarmoured sets. Had they been able to get away with a generic armoured set no doubt they would have. They must have decided that the differences between Goth and Roman armour and equipment were too obvious.

Bindon Blood06 Oct 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

Thanks HM, I'll wait and see what appears. Does sound positive, with a number of sets.

Griefbringer14 Nov 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

Regarding Gripping Beast, their set of plastic unarmoured Dark Age Cavalry is actually available for pre-order already:


Unfortunately no sprue pictures available.

HANS GRUBER15 Nov 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

Pictures of the sprues are on the website now. Three different horses, three riders, eight heads, four spears, two swords, two axes, one draco, a separate plume; and three round and three oval shields per sprue. Unfortunately the pictures are dark, but they look pretty nice.

I hope the lack of armored figures means that another box is to follow. Personally, I think Roman and barbarian HC can share the same box, as long as they offer different heads and shields.

Keifer11307 Jan 2018 11:34 p.m. PST

IMHO those GB horses look awful. The arch in the necks…..The horses look deformed. Very disappointing.

Olivero22 Jan 2018 12:10 a.m. PST

… but assembled and painted they look good. I like them. Now if only I could paint like that. …

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