Iberian Cavalry

These figures are a continuation of my Carthaginian forces. This time it is 5 and one third bases of Medium (or maybe Heavy) Iberian Cavalry. Another group of miniatures I’m very happy with. I find 15mm very time consuming, but also very rewarding when they’re done. I think they look pretty good, especially the shields (which are freehand). I went with three different tunic colours: 3 white stands, 2 red and 1 yellow. I wanted a little variety and this will let me easily demark any variations (heavy vs medium, elites or even different corps).

You might ask why I’ve only got 5 1/3 stands; it’s pretty simple really. They come in packs of 4 and I wanted 6 stands with 3 on each stand, so I went off and ordered 5 packs to get 20 little horsies and men to leave me with 2 spare. Unfortunately living in Australia means there’s not many retailers, and so the one retailer of this line only had 4 packs, so I was left just short and with a couple of month wait for more. As a result I’ve only been able to paint 1 of my yellow tunic cavalry, but I’ve taken a picture so you can see how he looks.

Black Horse:

  • Base (and Hair): Dark Gray (VMA 71.123)
  • Wash: Dark Wash (A.MIG-1008)
  • Hair Drybrush: Medium Grey (VMC 70.987)

Brown Horse:

  • Base: Armour Brown (VMA 71.041)
  • Wash: Dark Brown for Green Vehicles (AK 045)
  • Hair: German Camouflage Black Brown (VMC 70.822)
  • Hair Drybrush: Medium Grey (VMC 70.987)

Sand Horse:

  • Base: Sand Yellow (VMA 71.028)
  • Wash: OIF & OEF US Modern Vehicle Wash (AK 121)
  • Hair: Burnt Umber (VMC 70.941)
  • Hair Drybrush: Medium Grey (VMC 70.987)

Horse Details:

  • Reins & Straps: Beige Brown (VMC 70.875)
  • Blanket (under): Deck Tan (VMC 70.986)
  • Blanker (upper): Luftwaffe Camouflage Green (VMC 70.823)
  • Trim: Aldereran Red (SC-38)
  • Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)

Rider:

  • Boots: Leather Brown (VMC 70.871)
  • Boot Wash: Dark Brown for Green Vehicles (AK 045)
  • Skin: Flat Flesh (VMC 70.955)
  • Skin Wash: Red Shade (VGC 73.206) & Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200) — 1:1
  • Belts: Beige Brown (VMC 70.875)

Red Tunic:

  • Base: Carmine Red (VMC 70.908)
  • Trim: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989)
  • Trim Highlight: White (VMC 70.951)
  • Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)

Linen Tunic:

  • Base: Ivory (VMC 70.918)
  • Trim: Aldereran Red (SC-38)
  • Wash: OIF & OEF US Modern Vehicle Wash (AK 121) — Dilute 1:1

Brown Tunic:

  • Base: Desert Yellow (VMC 70.977)
  • Trim: Aldereran Red (SC-38)
  • Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)

Equipment:

  • Helmet: Brass (VMC 70.801)
  • Helmet Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)
  • Plume: Aldereran Red (SC-38)
  • Plume Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)
  • Plume Drybrush: Bright Orange (VMC 70.850)
  • Sword Hilt: German Grey (VMC 70.995)
  • Scabbard: German Camouflage Black Brown (VC 70.822)
  • Scabbard Trim: Brass (VMC 70.801)
  • Spear Shaft: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
  • Spear Shaft Wash: Sepia Shade (VMC 73.200)
  • Spear Head: London Grey (VMC 70.836)
  • Spear Head Highlight: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989)

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