Any Welsh player who has faced the Norman Crossbow knows the pain of long range death. A good levy bow unit can be just as bad when welsh get hit at one less for lack of armor. My thought on solving the Welsh bow target problem was a good unit of mounted Welshmen who could cross the ground fast and put those pesky bowmen to death.
So while at Historicon I set out to find some suitable Welsh Mounted Warrior figures. Guess what? Nobody makes them. The mounted Teulu from Gripping beast were not be found at Hcon and besides they are not Welshie Warrior enough for me - too much armor. I spent about an hour looking from vendor to vendor for a mounted, bare headed, bare footed, Javelin armed, light armored dark age figure with a shawl. Not surprising: I did not find exactly what I was looking for.Old Glory Pict Light Cavalry (PAA-09) which was close - all I had to do was add a shawl on a few with some green stuff.
|Look out Norman Crossbowmen!! I am coming for you!|