Gripping Beast Ride To Battle With Their Dark Age Cavalry

November 13, 2017 by brennon

Riding into battle to support your Dark Age and Arthurian-era armies we have the Dark Age Cavalry from Gripping Beast. The kit comes with twelve plastic cavalrymen and plenty of weapon options.

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The set allows you to make appropriate warriors for the periods of 300AD through to approximately 800AD according to their website.

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Recommended armies include the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Germans, Heruls, and the Lombards although you could, of course, use them as the basis for all manner of different forces.

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It looks like when it comes to weapons you’re going to get the likes of spears, shields, axes and swords to play around with. They’d make a great scouting or flanking force which is ready to harry the enemy as they attempt to form up on the battlefield.

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I think with very little tweaking you could drop these riders into some of the later periods as well, across all manner of eras covered by Swordpoint and SAGA. Admittedly, the horses might be a little lean compared to the more hefty ponies they’d normally be riding but they wouldn’t look out of place.

It’s good to see that we’re still getting new plastic kits to bolster our games from Gripping Beast.

What do you think of these riders?

"Recommended armies include the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Germans, Heruls, and the Lombards..."