Saturday, 6 October 2018

Ottoman Delli light cavalry

Sometimes you get some figures and when you take a good look at the detail they fill you with trepidation. How can you do justice to them. The Delli light cavalry from Legio Heroica are just such models. I picked them up as part of an EBay deal. They already had a black undercoat. Now it's a long time since I used a black undercoat so these guys have sat at the end of the painting queue while I concentrated on the Sipahi and Jannisarries.

I did look a some of these images on the internet and my heart sank. These guys are colourful with the furs and feathers. Now I've never been able to get feathers right, especially on eagles and such like for fantasy games.

So this last week I took the plunge and started to paint the first 6 figures and then quickly moved onto the other 6. These guys were actually a joy to paint. Wish I'd done them sooner.

First 3 squadrons
Rear view
2nd 3 squadrons
Rear view




So that's 2 More regiments of light cavalry for my Ottoman army. I do have 2 regiments of Akinja to add to bring the light cavalry up to 6 regiments. Still not enough when I've got 9 heavy regiments with 2 more to paint. Think some Tartars might be useful additions.

10 comments:

Phil said...

Beautiful and impressive Delli light cavalry, well done!

Neil Scott said...

Thanks Phil

Ray Rousell said...

Very nice Neil, I've not seen these figures before they do look pretty cool!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Ray. Available from Legio Heroica

James Fisher said...

You really did them justice Neil. Underestimated your painting talents, I reckon!

Neil Scott said...

Thanks James

David Cooke said...

Oh nice paint work. You did them justice.

Neil Scott said...

Cheers David

Jonathan Freitag said...

I know the feeling of trepidation before launching into painting. Your results are terrific!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Jonathan