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Friday, 31 October 2014

Italeri Chinese Cavalry (or "Samurai Elite Heavy Cavalry")

I got this set along with the two Italeri mongol sets as a Christmas gift from a friend. And spent almost an entire week painting nothing but this set, just to make sure I got them to what they looked like in my head.

For those interested here's the PSR review: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1510

But I think the effort was worth it, since my favorite looking set became my favorite figures of my collection.

Once again, these were not painted to be historically accurate, since I didn't find their original colors gave them justice. Instead I painted them for my Fictional Medieval Wargame.

Swordsman, who will be, along with the spear man, making up the second line of the column.

Spear man making up the rest of the second column

Voulgemen on heavy horse, leading the column.

Other Voulgeman pose. This sculpt is my second favorite for all the detail on his armor.

And finally the Mounted Archers, which will be forming either the rear or join with the regular cavalry.

Here they are all together (even though two of the voulgemen are not finished)

These were a blast to paint and I highly recommend this excellently detailed set.

Thanks for reading,
and have a Happy Halloween



  1. What a beautiful set of troops, very nice work!

  2. Lovely job! I really like the dark red and gold armour already, and the pale horses make it really stand out.

    1. I thought I'd give them something to unite them a little, since the set was a little scattered all over medieval China.

      Thanks Alan