Traditional rough rider units ride the Terran horse. That is fine and everything but what about sticking them on some traditional space lizards instead. To that end we have our Attilan who has swapped the horse out for something a little more scaly.
The riding lizard is from a Lizardman Saurus cavalry unit. I converted the neck so that I could drop the head down to get it in line with the tail level to give is a closer to the ground feel while I was adding pouches to disguise the original harness on the neck. I added some chains from the GW Flagellents unit as suitably strong reigns for this beast.
The colours are a variation on the standard colour scheme for my Cityfight Imperial Guard force – greys and browns, red, blue and yellow. I added some grenades and skulls and various bits to the base to decorate.
In order to really get the opportunity to get this guy onto the games table I will need to paint up his 4 other buddies to create the full squad of 5. They will be a useful addition to the Imperial Guard force providing me with some fast hard hitters for army sized games such as Xenos Rampant or 40k.
6 thoughts on “Attilan Rough Rider”
Reminds me of one of the Harry Harrison deathworld books. There’s a planet of hostile mongol types that ride dumb lizards. You have the minis!
Thanks :), I had no idea there was some precedent in print, I shall have to look that Harry Harrison book up now,
That’s a really nice job mate – be great to see a whole squad of these crazy SOBs!!
Cheers Alex. I certainly have come away with enthusiasm to get his 4 buddies into shape.
He looks excellent – and the lizard is of the course the connoisseur’s classic choice of rough rider mount!
Thank you for the kind words. The hordes of space Mongol hordes cannot be wrong. 🙂