Hussar conversions

After my post about the first hussars, I have started to represent them in wargaming.
Several manufacturers produce figures for this theme. (Perry and TAG stradiots and the Old Glory's first hussar figures) I selected Perry stradiot miniatures because these have the most authentic clothes and equipment. At the same time, I found the strange hats of these figures really annoying. It is really boring when all of the soldiers in the unit have the same hat, so I cut them off and made others from Greenstuff. Most of these sculpted hussars get a simple Hungarian renaissance hat with feathers. Also some of them have Balcanic or Turkish style headgear.


The first hussars - historical background

One of the most successful types of light cavalrymen were the hussars. These fast and tricky horsemen in their beautiful uniforms made great impression on their viewers all time. The hussars had particular moustache and hair style and the virtue of the hussar is famous all over the world. As the saying goes: "the hussar flees with charging!"


Crossbowmen - finished unit

I fully completed the Perry mercenary figures. The last figures from the set are crossbowmen: