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The Eighty Years War

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Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games

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The box says “metal and plastic miniatures”. The horses and bases are plastic, the cuirassiers are metal.The box says “metal and plastic miniatures”. The horses and bases are plastic, the cuirassiers are metal.
Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games

There are three different sculpts of the cuirassiers. A fourth sculpt for the musician.

The right arms off all the miniatures comes separately, allowing you to arm them defiantly.

  • 6 swords
  • 6 pistols
  • 2 war hammers
  • 1 pistol held by the barrel as a club.
  • 1 lance / flagpole

For completeness: 4 clusters of feathers (I may be missing one)

The horses come on a sprue. They allow you to build four different horses.The horses come on a sprue. They allow you to build four different horses.
Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games
Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games

The leaflet contains:

  • a short description of cuirassiers
  • the statistics of the unit for use in Pike and Shotte from Warlord Games
  • flags from the Thirty Years War and English Civil War.

Historical accuracy

These miniatures look like a good representation of cuirassiers to me. Warlord Games sees them as seventeenth century cavalry. While this is correct, cuirassiers looking like this, appeared much sooner. The served in the Dutch army of the Eighty Years War as early as the 1570’s. This type of cavalry must have served in the Spanish army of the Low Countries as well.

Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games
Inbox review – Cuirassiers from Warlord Games

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