Sunday, October 14, 2012

Perry Choson Korean Mounted Commanders

Here are the remaining two commanders from the three-figure set. Again, I'm not sure who is supposed to be who, but the Perrys list the set as containing Kwon Yul, Cho Hon and Yi Pok-nam. Earlier I painted one up as Kwon Yul to be the Army General. These two will be part of the heavy cavalry unit - as a noble and the unit leader.
The armor is similar to what the Chinese wore - heavy coats with either scale or brigandine reinforcements. The helmets are also similar to Chinese ones - iron bowls with hanging neck protection. Much more standardized than what the samurai wore during the same period - particularly the elaborate helmet crests that some samurai added for personal recognition.
The Korean gear looks like it would be more functional for cavalry; the heavy, long coat-like armor would seem to limit movement for infantry.
The poses allow for good ranking up in formation.
Still waiting on an order of Perry Choson cavarly - I ordered a set each of the archers, pole-armed and two-handed swordmen. It would be nice if the Perrys made a set of unarmored archers too - in the white and black costumes with hats.

17 comments:

  1. Very nice figs. The horses look especially good too.

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  2. Thank you very much for the nice comment, Andrew. Best, Dean

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  3. I'm with Andrew on this one - the dappled horse in particular.

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  4. Thank you very much for the kind comments and interests, Gentlemen. These are really nice sculpts for a rather obscure war. Best, Dean

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  5. Stunning work Dean, a really vibrant mix of colours!

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  6. ovely work , the colors is fantastic .

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  7. Your painting is exquisite.
    I love this Perry collection.
    Always thought to give it a go, but never really dare trying.
    A sheer challenge.
    Bravo.

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  8. Lovely work Dean, well done.

    Helen

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  9. Dean, those are perfect - very well painted.

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  10. Thanks again everyone for the kind comments and continued interest in this project. Warm Regards, Dean

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  11. Amazing Dean - really beautifully done.

    Cheers,
    Doc

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