Converting very old castings into something useful.
I have purchased a lot of very cheap old unpainted Minifigs off EBay over the last few years. So old in fact that the mounted figures are 1st Generation horses with the rounded domed end bases. Now most gamers would not buy these figures given the choices that exist nowadays but I had already decided that I would replace the horses with newer castings from Irregular so they were discarded into my spares pile as part of Project Lead Mountain. The riders are still in production on top of their 2nd Generation horses so nothing was being wasted. I knew what I was going to do with them. I just needed to find suitable horse holders.
As part of my Scythian Army purchase I bought a lot of Xyston infantry including some of their Civilians which happened to contain four male youths which were perfected suited to use as stable boys guiding teams of horses. This has allowed me to create four elements of Irr Bge I Horse Herds. I am probably going to sell them on in due course but they will also do for my Scythians until I complete all of their proper baggage elements. I still have lots more of these horses spare so plan to make some more assuming I get more suitable horseholders.
The horses are any old horses that are surplus to requirements and the Xyston castings come from their ANC20049 - Womenfolk, Children & Youths range