|Zieten Hussars, coming right at you! Click picture to enlarge and get ridden over.|
I finished this 12-figure squadron of Zieten Hussars back in April 2016, but forgot to post any pictures, so here they are. The bases have subsequently been finished with static grass and tufts. I used to two existing Minden light cavalry horses (legs bunched and legs stretched) and added a couple of charging horses from the Fife & Drum AWI range of light horses to create some more variety among the brutes. I believe that the officer figure on the stand with the trumpeter is one of the F&D horses.
I organize my SYW cavalry into two so-called "squadrons" of 12 figures, or 24 figures per normal sized cavalry regiment. At a 20:1 figure to man ratio, my cavalry units should probably be around 30 to 36 figures with an actual squadron represented by six figures, but I don't want to go that small. Twelve horse seems about right for the minimum size unit on the table top. The Zieten Hussar regiment actually had ten squadrons, which would be around 60 figures in my game organization of forces. I really do not want to paint 60 hussars.
|Zieten Hussars (HR2) - Minden Miniatures.|