a bit of an update on my Muscovite Reitar started here muscovite-reitar-1660s
I added double reins and a curb-bit (Polish. munsztunk) on a horse, made horse's neck a bit longer; on the officer - a longer beard (hope you like it better, Kadrinazi), and then some other little equipment parts that make this soldier appear more 'historic'
With beard he looks much better :)
About that red sash - it is something that I would rather connect with TYW-period Imperials, on which source did You based it here?
Nice update - looks like the reitar got updated to a "bearded edition" after all:)
I have also noted the addition of a nasal-bar to his Szyszak.. what's the shiny-white "keylike" thingie fastened to the pistol-holster though?
thanks - you right looks better with a beard...
Sash is rather a guess, I have not seen period illustrations showing this arrangement for the Muscovite reitar cavalry, just some SOLDAT or ZEGHAUS reconstructions..
Samuel - thanks
the white-shiny 'keylike' device is going to be his wheellock carbine key, I need to add bullet pouch and powder flask
But I assume that he will be officer? Why then You want to equip him with carbine?
Radek sent me some comments by a Russian historian ( I have to ask whether I am allowed to post his name etc), and he states that carbines were sometimes used by the 1660s Muscovite reitars' officers, along with leather bandolier etc. Also, I will have to change his boots and his sword, and some other things - looks like update II will be coming shortly.
The red scarf/sash was associated with German officers and not native Russian reitars so I think this will have to go too...
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