I had a Roman army at the time, carefully crafted using those wonderfully historical Airfix Roman legionaries. I was longing for something different. Russell suggested Huns. Um, how does that work then? Simple, he cried. Take Airfix Hussars, carve away the head dress, clean up the pelisse, remove the sabre and replace with a javelin, a quick barbarian paint job, and you have Huns.
Several boxes of Hussars later, and I had 56 Huns, later based for a later edition of WRG's ancients rules ( I can't recall which) giving m 28 bases of light horse. They had their share of the limelight, and then we moved on. So this army, 40 years old this year, has sat in a box ever since.
I have a plan.
|The basic box of Hunnic light horse|
|In close up|
|Hunnic Nobles... long lance and shield, based 3 to a base to make them knights|
|More of the light horse|
|And Attilla himself .. can't recall the figure manufacturer (maybe Hinchcliffe?), but he always looked to me as if he had a dislocated shoulder.|
They aren't exactly top quality, but they do have an endearing quality. They look suitably 'barbarian', or 'hairy' as we used to say.
They'll do for Big Battle DBA. And what else he cried? Watch this space.