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Friday, 16 August 2013

Tarentine Cavalry















Here are photos of a small unit of Tarentine Cavalry which I've just finished. The figures are by Aventine Miniatures and the detail on both riders and horses is superb and they are a real joy to paint. Tarentine Cavalry were originally from the Greek colony of Taras (Tarentum, modern Taranto) in Magna Graecia and were unarmoured and renowned for their skirmishing tactics. Over time it came to mean a collective term for lightly armed skirmishing cavalry in Hellenistic armies. There is an Osprey book by Nic Fields in the Warrior series that is well worth checking out - Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia.













17 comments:

  1. Very nice! Have some myself, somewhere in the mountain...

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  2. Thanks Simon, they sure are great figures!

    Mike

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  3. Great looking minis, and the paint job is excellent, as always! Love the basing too...

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  4. Thanks Moiteri and Phil, Aventine figures are always fun to paint.

    Mike

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  5. Now they really look the biz, nice work!

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  6. Thanks Ray, they're pretty good on the table too - count as elite light cavalry.

    Mike

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  7. These do look really nice, hope they do you well

    Ian

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  8. Thanks Ian, I used them in our game last weekend and they did quite well.

    Mike

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  9. Superbly painted - excellent sculpts

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  10. Thanks Dean, you can't wrong with Aventine figures!

    Mike

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  11. Great figures and painting

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  12. They are beauties, lovely brush work too.

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    1. Thanks Syd, they are indeed.

      Mike

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  13. Lovely miniatures with a great paint job!

    Christopher

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