Saturday, 4 June 2011

WWII Italian Cavalry from HaT: Whatever next?

Link to WWII Italian Cavalry pictures

If I see them in the shops I will buy them, what for I am not exactly sure :)
Thanks to the Plastic Soldier Review for spotting these

Footnote: See Tim Gow's comments below, Russia 1941 and Yugoslavia are good options ;)


Tim Gow said...

Could everyone please make every effort to stop me from buying any of these!

Bard said...

These minis are certainly interesting. Thanks for the link to that review. I didn't know there were any successful cavalry charges in WWII, so that was quite informative.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


No Tim you are "doomed" as Frazer said in the Home Guard

Too much good stuff around at present, simply no time to do any of it

I'm blaming you for a recent purchase of the new tooled Airfix Me110D ;)

Bard. maybe Tim et al can help us here, I'm thinking perhaps Greece 1941 or Russia, North Africa seems a silly place for a Cav Brigade/Div, but I could be wrong

Tim Gow said...

As far as I know, the Italians had three Celere (Fast) Divisions in WW2 - each with two cavalry regiments (battalion-sizes units). Most spent much of the war in Yugoslavia but 3rd 'Amededo Duca d'Aosta' was sent to Russia in August '41. It was destroyed on the Don in Dec '42 and later rebuilt (to a limited extent) in N.Italy. I have no Celere div for Megablitz as yet, but all the requisite toys are skulking in a box somewhere...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice bit of info their Tim :)

Three packets of the Italian Cab should about cover the whole of the Italian Army WW2 Cavalry XXX on a MegaBlitz scale :)

You know it makes sense

Al said...

They might mix well with the Airfix infantry set

Chris Kemp said...

You know that you want some. Resistance is futile :O)