Monday, 29 October 2012

The apocalypse?

Not quite, but four horsemen nevertheless - from my collection of 20mm 1940 Frenchies.  The five Light Cavalry Divisions in France at this time were part horsed and part motorised units.  They seem to have been used as recce screens for higher level formations.  The photos on this page don't include the whole division as I use the cavalry as a 'bolt-on' to convert one of my DLMs (Light Mechanised Divisions) to a DLC.  Clear?  Didn't think so.
The cavalry figures and their mounts are Raventhorpe metal castings.  I still can't paint horses.

The armoured component of the DLC included these AMR-35 light cavalry tanks.  Hinchliffe metal kit.


Peter Douglas said...


Nice looking toys again. As for your comment on painting dunno I see horses with paint on them...I'd suggest a heavy wash of raw or burnt umber if you want to bring out some more details.


Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
They were painted some years ago and will be staying as they are!

Don M said...

Well when I paint horses I leave them over night in the barn to soak up some actual horse essence,
and I get allot of compliments about on how realistic my cavalry armies are.......hehehehe....just kidding !!!

Nice job Tim, and your horses look

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Bless that AMR-35
Is it me but I think the Hinchcliffe one is over sized when next to other French models?

You have a GREAT French collection Tim :)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Interesting idea - how much horsesh*t have you been exposed to?

Tim Gow said...

I know what you mean about the AMR - it's much bigger than the more heavily armoured French light tanks I have!

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

I think Don M might be on to something; in the interests of 'realism' we should have accurate smells in a wargame.

I'll do some research....

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Just don't involve me in any playtesting!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

PSI also meant to say good camo job on that French tank and teh French horses look good to me too :)

Al said...

Another cool French unit, I'm thinking about building a bigger cavalry unit already:)

Tim Gow said...

Thanks - I am still very pleased with how the AMR turned out.

Tim Gow said...

I'm sure there is a wider selection of figures available these days. When I painted my chaps Raventhorpe was the only range I could find.