These figures are wearing a winged horo and are based on the personal bodyguard of Oda Nobunaga. This design is not unique to just this bodyguard unit and you can put them in regular cavalry units for variety.
Wealthier samurai could afford horses and they rode them into battle. However, the feudal Japanese horse was short and stumpy and was not suited to the cavalry charges seen in Europe in the same period. Mounted samurai acted more like dragoons, riding then dismounting to fight. Later, foreign horses were bred with Japanese horses to create more suitable cavalry.
Each strip contains 2 mounted figures. Pack contains 12 strips. 24 Cavalry Figures total.
Sculpted by Gero.
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