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KeepYourPowderDry26 Mar 2023 4:35 a.m. PST

In a follow up to my look at the infantry sprue, I've got my hands on the cavalry sprue.

You can read my thoughts here:https://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2023/03/warlord-pike-and-shotte-epic-battles_26.html

I've also included some side by side comparison shoots with Peter Pig and Steel Fist.

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TL:DR I'm less impressed with this sprue than the infantry one.

KeepYourPowderDry26 Mar 2023 5:43 a.m. PST

Oopsies, here's a working link
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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2023 5:49 a.m. PST

Thank you for posting. The close up of the cavalry figure is reminiscent of the old Spencer Smith plastics. At least to me, anyway. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. Personally, I don't mind a lack of detail at figures in this size. Thanks again.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2023 6:01 a.m. PST

Thank you! Anyone know what sizes bases the cav is suppose to go on?

JimDuncanUK26 Mar 2023 6:11 a.m. PST

Thank you! Anyone know what sizes bases the cav is suppose to go on?

EPIC bases seem to standardised around 60 x 20.

rustymusket26 Mar 2023 6:38 a.m. PST

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

RittervonBek26 Mar 2023 9:43 a.m. PST

@79PA that's why they look familiar in "tone" if you get my drift. That Spencer Smith charm by mistake?

KeepYourPowderDry26 Mar 2023 10:57 p.m. PST

Glad that my post has been useful.

I don't know the Spencer Smith plastics at all, were they in the same vein as Peter Laing in that you painted your own cross straps in?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2023 7:29 a.m. PST

Very good and honest appraisal. I particularly appreciate the comparison of the Epic with the small 15s like PP.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2023 9:16 a.m. PST

Yes, very generic figures in which you paint on whatever detail/s you want.

KeepYourPowderDry27 Mar 2023 10:52 a.m. PST

My post has been updated, as I have painted one of the figures up.

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TL:DR If I was buying into Epic I'm not so sure that I would be using the cavalry box.

takeda33327 Mar 2023 1:26 p.m. PST

Thank you for your help in clearing up the cav. Btw, nice brushwork!

KeepYourPowderDry27 Mar 2023 11:51 p.m. PST

My look at the P&S cavalry sprue (posted a couple of days ago) 'earned' me a profanity laden foul mouthed rant from someone who accused me of trying to derail the P&S Epic release. I don't know who you are, nor do I wish to know you.

However, for those of you politely wondering if I just picked out one poorly sculpted figure 'for effect', here are front and back pictures of almost the whole cavalry sprue (just the one figure missing). Zoom in. Make your own minds up.

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mysteron Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2023 2:32 p.m. PST

The only reason I am a tad disappointed with this sprue is that there isnt enough cavalry on it once you have taken out the dragoons and Cuirassiers . My first impressions, I think one would need 3 sprues to form 2 cavalry units and so to get roughly the right ratio, you will need a lot more cavalry sprues than the foote ones.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2023 3:06 p.m. PST

As regards the musician ,there is a separate moulded trumpet on its own . I guess this could easily be broken off and missing from some sprues as it is on one of mine . I will still be using the Warlord cavalry to bulk out my mounted troop types but I am using Steel Fist miniatures for my more elite troop types .I like the Steel Fist horses as they are very well sculpted and paint up well .

As regards painting ,I would recommend the use of Contrast type paints as they take these type of paints very well.

Thanks for the Peter Pig recommendations as their dragoon command,horse holders and separate trumpeters would be useful

KeepYourPowderDry02 Apr 2023 2:12 a.m. PST

Mysteron the whole trumpeter issue with the Epic interpretation is just 'wrong'. Before anyone accuses me of being a button counter (an epithet I'd normally happily claim, but it in this instance), trumpeters in the C17TH were not soldiers with a musical instrument. Usually lavishly dressed, with decorated clothing/banner they were a protected role. They would carry messages across the lines firm in the knowledge that they were 'safe' from harm. They were unlikely to be armed

(Separate trumpet – see my original post on the issue)

Trajanus02 Apr 2023 8:45 a.m. PST

Not over found of these Cavalry figures. They are nowhere as good as the Pikemen and Musketeers face on.

Went and looked on the Warlords website and used their Magnification tool to compare them with Epic Napoleonic and ACW Cavalry and those are far superior.

What is going on?

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2023 11:37 a.m. PST

KYPD I agree looking at my Steel Fist miniatures .

I have just ordered a pack of Peter Pig trumpeters to add to the Warlord Cavalry units

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