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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 1:36 p.m. PST

How close are your dismounted figures and mounts to your mounted figures?

00 – Each mounted/dismounted figure is the same person
10 – Each mounted/dismounted pair has the same uniform
20 – Each mounted/dismounted pair comes from the same army
30 – Dismounted figures are from the same period
XX – My figures will dismount when you pry the saddle from their cold, dead, groin

I have a few ACW figures that are mounted/dismounted of the same personality. Generals and Colonels, most. And I have a few leader Japanese figures where they are both in cavalry armour with the same maedate and mempou. But most Japanese cavalry are replaced with a regular infantry figure of the same type. Same with Celts, Gauls, and Vikings. For the Old West, I have a couple of the same figure mounted and dismounted, but it's mostly you get a figure with the same weapon. Only one mounted female for Old West – Apache female. All my modern motorcycle gangs that have both versions have the same personality for both.

So …

00 – A few select
10 – A few here
20 – Most of the case

Tommy2030 Jan 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

00 – Only my Foundry 7th Cavalry
10 – All others

MajorB30 Jan 2018 2:57 p.m. PST

ALL my ACW cavalry are depicted as dismounted. Their horses were just a means of getting from here to there.

Legion 430 Jan 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

Like this …


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 4:21 p.m. PST


Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

Medieval and fantasy most humans are closely matched mounted and foot. At one time I spent a lot of effort in getting good matches. Non-humans are lucky if they are the same species if needed off their mount.

ECW dragoons are correct period foot/mounted

Any other period I can't remember at present


Roderick Robertson Fezian31 Jan 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

I've only recently started painting mounted/dismounted knights to match each other – before, it was a bunch of unrelated figures.

Stepman3 Inactive Member31 Jan 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

00… Medieval, my ACW, my moderns, my Anglo Zulu War, Sci-Fi, VSF, Napoleonic's where needed… WWI and WWII when needed…

If they didn't make them in both versions I converted my own…

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

If I can get the matching dismounted figures then I paint them as close as I can to the mounted ones. Doesn't everyone do this?

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

19th century colonial all.

Middle Ages most.

Even my Star War speeder bikes have both.

However, my 2mm figures are used for operational map games and I only have mounted figures with no dismounted.

Oberlindes Sol LIC15 Aug 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

My figures mount inside AFVs, so the miniatures themselves are only on the table when dismounted.

I do have a few (as yet unpainted) grav bikes with riders, but I haven't found any corresponding dismounted figures.

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