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  • #190307
    Avatar photoirishserb
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    Is there a manufacturer of 6mm World War II Romanian cavalry figures?

    GHQ makes infantry, but no Cav that I could find.

    Thanks,

    irishserb

    #190309
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    My 6mm Rumanian cavalry look suspiciously like H&R Russian and German cavalry painted in Rumanian uniform colours.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #190311
    Avatar photoAndrew Rolph
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    Adler do French Cavalry which might be slightly closer than most (the Adrian helmet is shaped slightly more like the Romanian/Dutch one).

    Alternatively I reflect on the likelihood that, as soon as they were in battle range, they dismounted. So, use GHQ infantry and let them move faster than foot infantry. Though I do recall reading about the Romanian officer who led a cavalry charge in 42? (another contender for the ‘last ever’ such charge).

    Cheers

    Andrew

    #190349
    Avatar photoMartinR
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    I think every horse cavalry unit in WW2 liked to claim it made ‘the last ever cavalry charge’. I wonder if 1st Cavalry Div in Palestine managed that before they converted to tanks.

    I would imagine the actual contenders would be Russians, serving in a cavalry mechanised group in 1945.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #190358
    Avatar photoirishserb
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    Probably right about the Russians.  Thanks for the suggestions, I was hoping that there may have at least been some Dutch figs available.  The French idea will give some contrast in appearance should they be on the table the same time as the Russians.

    I’m still not completely sure about how I will represent them, but figured I’d use regular infantry stands once they were fighting.  I’ll probably use some ratio of cav figs and infantry stands to indicate when they are on the move, as I really don’t look forward to painting a lot of 6mm horses, just something that I don’t enjoy.

    Thanks again,

    irishserb

     

    #190363
    Avatar photoAndrew Rolph
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    …as I really don’t look forward to painting a lot of 6mm horses, just something that I don’t enjoy…

    Quite right. Awful chore.

    Andrew

    #194143
    Avatar photoJonathan Ellison
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    Probably too late, but what about looking at the Baccus Great War range and seeing if anything works?

    I’ve just started using their Russian cavalry as proxies (oh the horror) for WWII Iranians, for example.

    Best wishes,

    Jonathan

    JonathanE

    #194151
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    Probably right about the Russians. Thanks for the suggestions, I was hoping that there may have at least been some Dutch figs available. The French idea will give some contrast in appearance should they be on the table the same time as the Russians. I’m still not completely sure about how I will represent them, but figured I’d use regular infantry stands once they were fighting. I’ll probably use some ratio of cav figs and infantry stands to indicate when they are on the move, as I really don’t look forward to painting a lot of 6mm horses, just something that I don’t enjoy. Thanks again, irishserb

     

    We use an infantry stand and then put an appropriate model on the stand for transport: half-track, lorry or horse.

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    #194153
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    I appreciate the additional thoughts, both good ideas.

    I ended up using mostly infantry figs with the command elements being horse mounted.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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