A bit more ambitious project than what I really wanted to do. This is the beginnings of my 1000 points for next Adepticon team play. I'll be teaming up with the other half of the grumpy old coots...Mike Butcher, who should be bringing the foot soldiers.
For me its knights. I love the Perry crusaders, but I want to get out of the 1090's. And I don't really care for the Gripping Beast models, and Mirliton is in Italy and shipping from Italy is sometimes suspect, especially when I'm not sure about their scale.
So what do you do? Make your own.
Now I certainly am not going to do this for all of the horses, but some will get this treatment. Its an expensive army points wise, so the units will be rather small.
As you see above I'm converting the riders also. I believe in the early to mid 1100s they started wearing surcoats over the mail in the holy land. Also note the helmet on the one on the right, not the full bucket helmet.
Below you see something new. Conquest Games came out with some new plastic knights. Mr. Butcher ordered a box for some of the plastic horses and donated a sample sprue to me, so I could get a look at them. I must say I quite like them. Now I don't know how big their plastic horse is, but here you see one of the riders on a Perry horse. Very promising. I will be getting some of these. Hopefully they come stateside soon.
Another angle. Another rider.