Friday, 16 August 2013
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.