Friday, 15 November 2013

Is this the first Elf of Xmas? (Mystery)

Have I spotted the first "elf" of Xmas?

According to my Renaissance campaign friends no, it is a legitimate element of a DBR (Thirty Years War period) Army List (see below):

In the manner of a "competition without prizes" but bestowing prestige and praise from friends on clever or correct answers .. "What is it"? He certainly rides a strange four-legged beast, but some may argue there should be more white, of a snowy nature, on the base (see below):

Note: This is not a extra cast-off from the second Hobbit film GW collection!

I will be intrigued if there are any answers, next week I will post the answer as it was told to me, in a comment.

Have fun thinking on this one :)

PS Sadly I do not own this figure, which is a composite from legitimate historical figure ranges and purchased from reputable historical figure manufacturers, nothing 'fantastical' at all about it.


Arquinsiel said...

I'd guess at some form of Swedish or other nordic "moose cavaly". Apparently that was a thing, or so I've been told.

I kind of WANT it to have been a thing too really.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good thinking, you are definitely n the right region ;)

The question is Arquinsel what did it fight ;)

Arquinsiel said...

Anything it could catch? Moose are grumpy buggers.

Google suggests regular Norwegian horsie cavalry.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Hats off to Arquinsiel, in DBR terms it is a ...

"Lapps with reindeer or reindeer sledges which the Swedish Thirty Years War army can have (optionally 0-1 until 1634). It counts as LH(F)."

Of course, but with or without Santa?