While still fiddling with the Serbs, I’ve taken the opportunity of a diversion by painting some more figures for the War of the Spanish Succession. Ukrainian manufacturer Strelets keep on making new figures for this period and I keep buying them. This latest box is title British Regiment of Horse (Late War). It features, charmingly, both horses and riders alike at ease and taking the opportunity to either chat, smoke, graze or whinny, depending on whatever takes their fancy.
The regiment I’ve intend to paint have green facings and, as I’ve seen depictions of British Horse at this time having saddle cloths matching the facings rather than the red of their coats, I’ve given the horses green garments. Here’s how my sedentary stallions have turned out;
I’ve painted a grey –
And also some dark bays.
Whilst still not perfect, I do think Strelets horses have improved significantly from their early efforts.
I particularly like their grazing pose, a common enough activity for stationary war horses but one seldom seen sculpted.
Another good choice of pose, horses pawing the ground impatiently waiting for some action!
I assume these are officer’s horses as they have not roll blankets. I’ve given the pistol holders a gold trim to distinguish them.
And the final pose, another one that I’ve never seen before, horses whinnying loudly!
So that’s the horses completed, I’m really keen to start on their pipe-smoking, chatting, dozing and gesturing riders soon.