Monday, 25 June 2018

Alchemy 101 - How to turn Lead into Gold Wargames Wise!

Converting very old castings into something useful.

Baggage Elements!

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

Here's the last four elements to complete all eight. Only took me two days to do them this time. I am taking them to my club this weekend and if no ones interested I will be putting them on EBay.


  1. A nice and unusual collection!

  2. 4 more elements now on the painting table to use up another 12 redundant horses. Only leaves 4 horses wasted out of 28 which is not bad going! Expect them to end up on EBay one day soon?