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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2022 5:09 p.m. PST

A mere bleat of protest. I bought a box of the Wargames Atlantic 28mm horses--which are very good horses, and I recommend them highly. But there's no conceivable way to mount my "large 25mm/28mm" demi-lancers on them. Not even close. In fact, I brought out some Lutzow Freikorps Uhlans intended for my 30mm CLS armies. Closer, but still not a fit. The remounts are not too tall at the shoulder for either group, but they're much too well-fed.

Does anyone have a way of measuring riders and horses to prevent this sort of thing? Know of a source of skinnier large 25/28mm horses? Failing either, look for me at conventions, wandering table to table in the flea market carrying a demi-lancer like a good luck charm.

Bashytubits16 Dec 2022 5:37 p.m. PST

I know this is going to sound horrible but can you lop off the legs of the lancers then re-attach and reposition using greenstuff to sculpt the new pose?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2022 3:12 a.m. PST

Not pose, Tubby: I'd have to add the scale equivalent of 6-12" of leg, pretty much going out sideways from the hip. It would look even more horrible than it sounds.

14Bore17 Dec 2022 3:25 a.m. PST

You have British heavy cavalry horses, there's the mix up.
Back to the stables

mjkerner17 Dec 2022 8:05 a.m. PST

Try Iron Duke/Empress horses from their "THEM" range?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2022 8:45 a.m. PST

Thank you, mjkerner. But they're not talking size or even scale.

The distance between the boots of my demilancers is 11mm. Would Iron Duke fix my problem, or just add another dozen horses to my next flea market table?

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2022 9:16 a.m. PST

Same problem, here :( Very nice pieces but too wide for the figures ah wanted to mount on them.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2022 4:04 p.m. PST

I should re-emphasize that these are really very nice horses assembling in a variety of poses. And when I tried them with a Perry (or Warlord?) I had in the strays tray, he fit perfectly well. I simply hadn't realized how hard scale creep had hit.

Bashytubits19 Dec 2022 6:34 p.m. PST

I bet the RAFM ancient horses would work.

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