More toys ready for the table

I have just finished painting two light cavalry units for my generic Red Army and Blue Army.  They are painted in a toy soldier style, using only red, blue, white and black for uniforms, and a standard colour for horses within each regiment.

The models are from Irregular Miniatures’ 6mm range.  FN5 Polish Lancers if I remember well.

These photographs do not do them justice, taken with an iPhone because I have nothing better at the moment.

Red waits while Blue deploys two troops in scouting formation
Red waits while Blue deploys two troops in scouting formation
Blue cavalry scouting
Blue cavalry scouting
Red light cavalry in column of march
Red light cavalry in column of march

Footnote.  I know that in this scale you are supposed to skip the detail and concentrate on the mass, but I wish I had never taken up cavalry re-enacting.  I now feel compelled to paint almost every item of horse furniture where previously the reins would have been sufficient.  I use the Army Painter “Wargamer: Insane Detail” brush for much of this work, with a good light and a large magnifying glass.

And when deployed on the table know that the detail is there!