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Corporal Fagen03 Jan 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

What is the basis or source for their being mounted on reindeer, or whatever those are? I apologize if this question has been asked before

Winston Smith03 Jan 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

Cool factor?
Some really fine weed?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 11:21 a.m. PST

I think they are horses with added antlers for the extra wow factor…

Corporal Fagen03 Jan 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

I was thinking that might be it

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 12:38 p.m. PST

The antlers are strap on to horses the straps and buckles are easily visible on the castings. A word of warning the Amazons in the myth part of the catalogue don't fit well with the ones under amazon part of the catalogue.


Corporal Fagen03 Jan 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

Where is the "amazon part of the catalogue?" I've become interested in Amazons on account of my new Trojan War project.

Dark Fable Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 1:54 p.m. PST

Similar decorative antlers have been found in Scythian tombs which were meant to be strapped to the top of the horses head – probably dating from the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Eurekas Amazon heavy cavalry are based on the Scythians

GurKhan03 Jan 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

"Amazon part of the cataogue" – link

"Amazon cataphracts" – link

Horse-mask with antlers from the Pazyryk burials – link

Corporal Fagen03 Jan 2019 2:15 p.m. PST

DF – Thanks, that's what I was looking for

GurKhan – See, on the US site they're grouped together

willthepiper03 Jan 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

"Amazon part of the catalogue": link

"Myths" part of the catalogue: link

Amazon cataphracts are in the "Myths" part.


Oh, gosh, I'm a bit slow today, GurKhan is way ahead of me!

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 6:22 p.m. PST

Thank you for that everyone, saved me a lot answering :)


Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 10:57 p.m. PST

It might be worth looking at the Shadow Forge 'Dark Temple' part of the catalogue link as they fit well with the Amazons from the Amazon part and the officers from the myth part don't.


Look at the Australian catalogue it makes it clearer than t US one but order from the one nearest you.



Corporal Fagen04 Jan 2019 12:02 p.m. PST

Hmm, I can't seem to find those on the US site

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 4:20 a.m. PST

Pity the whole Shadow Forge ranges seem to be missing in the US site. I can get everything no bother UK.

The officers and musicians from the myth range that is offered on the US site look like early teens next to the mature Amazons and the cataphracts mounted on ponies. Very nice figures but the fit is not good with the rest


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