Sunday 28 November 2021

Steppe Nomad Full Cantabrian Circle and Single Bases

Back in the groove!

It seems like a very long time since I actually managed to work on any of my own stuff. I've started working on some Heavy Cavalry which will join the Early Byzantine long with another such unit and Belisarius' Boukellaroi.

I finally got around to basing the last six of my Horse Archers which have been sitting in a tray on some bubble wrap for a few months now. A quick dust down and it was out with the filler/spackle, leave over night, glue on the sand (leave overnight again) then basecoat and dry brush. (see Steppe Nomad Horse Archers for the other six).

I have to say that I have been extremely impressed with the exquisite Aventine Miniatures Steppe Nomad cavalry; such attention to detail. Every bit as good as their Early Byzantines and that is really saying something! I look forward to seeing what Keith and Adam do with the remoulding of the range. 

Without further ado, the complete Cantabrian Circle- all those Horse Archers looks kind of awesome and I cannot wait to get it into the table top!

All the images are "clickable" which is advised as they are largish files.

And the single bases:

Base 1:

Base 2:

Base 3:

Base 4:

Base 5:

Base 6:


  1. A clever arrangement - looks like they'll work equally well in more conventional lined up formation - nice one!

    1. Thanks Rob. That pretty much how I wanted them to look.

  2. Amazing stuff. Everything looks perfect. The idea for a tug with cut off heads, perfection!

    1. Cheers Bartek. I'm please that you like the unit. The standard comes with the severed heads in the command pack. From memory, I think you get a choice between the severed heads and a horse hair standard.

  3. Superb cavalry, lovely bases and wonderful painting!


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