Hungarian knights in the 14-15th century were equipped much like their western counterparts. Unlike their western counterparts, Hungarian knights didn't routinely charge everything that moved on the battlefield. Repeatedly facing Ottoman Turk light horse tactics must have taught them to be cautious. These knights are the core troops around which Matthias Corvinus' Black Army was built. Much like a game of high stakes poker, you are "all in" when the knights go in!
These are all Essex figures and they were a joy to paint. Essex horses are just fantastic with a great variety of poses and figures. I would say these figures represent my best work to date. I took the time to black line the tack on the horses and I think it was worth the extra effort. I also tried painting faces for the first time. Not so easy with old eyes but its a start! Forgive me for the number of photos but I'm pretty pleased with these 3 battlegroups. I need to savor my painting victory before moving on to the command stands and camp. The end of the Hungarian project is in sight! I'm really interested to see how they do against the Ottoman Turks.