More painting…

Starting my recent 1939 game I found that potential German reinforcements included cavalry and wagons. I checked my painted and unpainted horde and ordered more.

Alas, the wagons I thought I ordered turned out to be carts. My mistake or his, no matter, because a couple turned up in the half-painted pile. The carts will be added to the unpainted heap.

But now I have to paint a load of WW2 cavalry and I absolutely hate painting cavalry. First of all I get the horse colours, with associated manes and tails, wrong. Then there us the tack. I have been too involved with reenactment cavalry to get it wrong.

Even in 6mm I feel I ought to make some representation of not only the saddle, saddle cloth and reins, but at least the bridle, bit, stirrups and leathers, girth, crupper and in some periods the additional head collar and tether.

It was hard enough dealing with all this with real horses in 1800mm scale. Knowing that it all exists makes tiny model painting a chore.

Oh for the old days when I knew nothing and just copied the box artwork in 20mm!

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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