Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Imperial Heavy & Light Cavalry
Squadrons of cavalry & charriots of Shi Huang Di, the 1st Emperor of China, ready to do their masters biddng. Circa 220 BC the king of Ch'in ended the centuries long chaos of the Warring States period and formed the firt Empire in Chinese history. The Qin/Ch'in Dynasty he established is credited with completing the Great War(later enlarged and improved by several later dynasties), formalizing the Imperial style of government,and making social-economic changes that formed the basis of every Chinese dynasty until the 1900's. And yes China is named for him.
These models are 1/72 scale plastics much smaller than the 28mm & 25mm metal pieces I normaly paint.