Wednesday 13 June 2012

El Cid Andalusian Light Cavalry

The same horse poses as with the Andalusian Heavy cavalry but a bit smaller to imply more of a light cavalry type of horse.  More or less the same "small" problems as with the Heavy cavalry set, but this time I´ve overcome the problem of attaching the riders to the saddles. I cut off the top 1/3 of a pin. Using a pair of pliers, I stuck it about halfway in,  blunt side down into the middle of the saddle ..and pushed the rider onto the sharp bit ...
All 4 poses from the set.
Spear / javelins
One rider from each of the Andalusian sets with a small conversion to Flag bearers. The wonderfull Moorish flags are created by Nevermore and are available for free at the Grimsby Wargames Society Blog.
The whole "swarm"  together..waiting to be based..well, when I´ve worked my way through the Almoravids and searched out possible conversions.Talking of which..HERE are some great ideas in 54mm.  

Hello to Jesse from Military History in Miniature Blog. Just started in the blogging world but has been painting bods etc for a while..his "Homage to George Orwell" dio is excellent.


  1. Lovely work Paul but my eyes watered with the pin work!

  2. Great work Paul, I really love the colours that you have used. Impaled by your own saddle sounds a bit rough though! :(

  3. More great painting and conversion work.

  4. great work paul. I think I shall show my spanish teacher you El Cid works :-D

  5. Great work Paul, one of my favs!!!

  6. Very good work Paul!
    I don't like the horses poses, but your painting makes me forget it!

  7. Excellent work, painting machine :-D

    Really like the conversions of the flag bearers!