The twelve elements of dismounted cavalry marked the end of this project, so I thought I'd gather the units together for a few group shots:
All the figures are from Khurasan Miniatures, with all from their Tibetan range except for the nomadic cavalry which are from their Mongol collection, and the two heavy rope-pull stonethrowers from the Sung Chinese range:
I painted up the maximum number of armoured cavalry allowed by the DBMM army lists, with thirty-three elements in all including the three C-in-c and sub-general elements:
We normally play 400 point games which would allow me to field most of these which I'd like to try depending upon the opponent, although it would probably not make for the most interesting of encounters and no doubt just be a case of line them up and roll forward:
In total, the army is comprised of the following:
3 armoured cavalry general elements
30 armoured cavalry elements
14 nomadic cavalry elements
18 nomadic light horse
12 elements of dismounted heavy cavalry
6 elements of spearmen
6 elements of bowmen
8 elements of Himalayan skirmishers
2 heavy roper-pull stonethrowers
All up this represents 299 foot and mounted figures and 177 horses, or 476 figures and two artillery pieces in total, and took me around three months which I am quite pleased with.
Some of the army has already seen one game, and we are lining up another for them once gaming has resumed, so it will be nice to roll some dice and see them in action again.