Upcoming Release: Ancient Horse Archers
The set comprises many different head and quiver styles so you can represent the various Scythian, Saka, Dahae tribes and also the Parthians.
The torso is split in two with 3 varied leg halves and then you have a choice of 6 upper torsos with various arm and head options to make this a very dynamic and versatile set.
There are lots of extras such as daggers, swords and axes to hang from the belts so every figure will be an individual!
Here we have renders of the first and second horse archer figure:
On the second figure we wanted to show some left handed options. Horse archers were expert bowmen, raised in the saddle from childhood and practising with the bow every day to gain strength and proficiency. Many expert archers can shift from left to right handed when shooting, which makes sense when having to shoot forward, left, right and behind.
Here we have some renders of the 3rd and 4th horse archer figures:
Both figures are performing the Parthian shot, shooting behind them at the pursuing enemy. The ability to be able to shoot all around was the great skill of the horse archer. They could turn retreat into attack in an instant and cause real headaches for any foe.
Figure 4 is performing a very dramatic and agile shooting style. This was heavily based on the rather splendid horse archer in the reference image and also on watching military historian Mike Loades (Bottom right reference image) perform the Parthian shot.
Here we have the final position renders for the ancient horse archers set.
We have an archer firing to the left and also a Female warrior with some head and arm variants. The Scythians had female warriors fighting alongside their menfolk. This female upper torso is totally optional.
January 27, 2023
Just completing work on my first batch of these, first class.