Sunday, October 28, 2012

Perry Choson Korean Cavalry

Here is the cavalry for Changun's army - this unit is comprised of a set each of the Perrys' two-handed swordsmen, flailmen and bowmen. I plan to use them as either bows or flailmen. I know this may be pushing the what you see is what you get rule, but all of them have bows and quivers. One set was missing their bows and quivers, and I'm still waiting for the missing parts to arrive.
 
Plan to add the two earlier completed officers to this unit, as well as adding a standard. This will make it a 12-man unit. The army is now close to 2,000 points, with enough remaining points for another unit of either armored infantry or light cavalry. Perry currently doesn't make cavalry without armor, so this second option may need to wait.
As there are only a few references for Choson Korean cavalry, I took some liberty with the color scheme. Basically gave their armored coats subdued colors and gave some color splash with the horse furniture.
The flail staffs were red according to Turnbull's sources. Also according to Turnbull, Korean cavalry seems to have only appeared in any numbers at the Battle of Chungju. They were decimated by Japanese arquebuses at this battle and not much more is mentioned of their use thereafter.

All of them were block painted with rider and horse as single units and given a Minwax Tudor Satin stain. After a finish of Testors Dullcote some highlighting was added to some of the coats and clothing, as well as the horse furniture. Anyway, I'm happy with the way they turned out and I continued to rely heavily on Minwax to get me through this project.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for that, Angry. Best, Dean

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  2. The technique is working. Your doing a good job of picking out the detail, especially on stuff this colourful.

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  3. They're very nice looking troops Dean!

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  4. Nicely done Dean, well done.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  5. A really nice work, Dean!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  6. Absolutely stunning work Dean; this project has really produced some wonderfully painted miniatures.

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  7. That is a whole Bunch of Koreans... All you need to do now is get some games with them. Maybe you can get a WAB list together?

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  8. They look great and I really like the guys with two swords!

    Christopher

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  9. Thanks again for the kind comments everyone.

    Pat: I've been using the list from the WAB Forum for reference. Being unofficial I feel it can be tweaked a bit here and there.

    Best, Dean

    P.S. Yes, a WAB game with this army is in the future.

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  10. Perry makes some fine sculpts and you've done a fine job of painting these up.

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  11. Thanks a lot for the kind words, Anne. Best, Dean

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  12. This is a superb looking unit in a superb looking army. I just love how they're all coming together.

    Never seen a flail staff before, this army is full of surprises!

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  13. Fantastic looking unit! Great project overall.

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