Wednesday, February 04, 2009

British cavalry completed.. and some battle honours!

The horse holders being now complete, I can report that Troop No. 2 of the West Sussex Yeomanry have joined His Majesty's forces in the Sudan!

Here they are - front:
..and from the side..

..and here they are as I will use them on the table top - the firing line can move wherever it likes, but must return to the horse holder figures in order to re-mount..

Figures are 15mm, and from the Peter Pig "Patrols in the Sudan" range..

On a totally separate subject I have been so impressed by the performance of that militia unit in the current skirmish at Carnine, that I've decided to give them a battle honour.. yes I know that militia in the American War of Independence were very unlikely to be granted such things, but they are my armies, and I can do what I like! Question is, I can't decide which one I like most, so I've started a poll (see left)! Look forward to seeing which way you go..

Design#1:


Design #2:

10 comments:

  1. Re. Design 2
    In Latin: "Noli Me Calcare!"

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  2. Cheers guys - enter your votes in the poll box (top left)... I may even enter a vote myself!

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  3. Option 2 ... as I'll try my hardest to make them earn the "Or Death" part :o)

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  4. Steve - I really like the look of your horse holders, excellent paint job and basing.

    I've just voted for flag #2 but was dismayed to see it lag behind in the poll...

    Ian

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  5. I prefer #2 as well . . . and I agree about the horse holders.


    -- Jeff

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  6. I prefer design 1, but only because it's in colour. If you could add a background colour to #2 then I'd pick that.

    Will

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  7. I've just got the latest John Wilcox novel out of the library titled "The seige of Khartoum" it'll probably have some good ideas for sudan style skirmishes.

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  8. Will - let me know what you think of the Wilcox book? I've had it on my Amazon wish list for a while now...

    ...oh, and thanks for the vote! :o)

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  9. Good stuff Steve. I have fond hopes of putting together my own horse holders for my Dragoons some day, but there aren't any available in 1/72 at present.

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