Last time I tried to answer the question how 3D printing is changing our hobby – you can
read about it here.
Today, I will give you an example how you can use your 3D printer if you are missing a horse, or two… 😉
recently bought a box of some cavalry for my Easterling army for The
Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle game. After assembling all my
raiders I was left with some bits and pieces that could be used for
conversions. I quickly figured out that I have enough bits in my
hobby box (with pieces from other projects) to make some extra
raiders. Unfortunately I have no horses to spare for my newly planned
Personally I do not own a 3D printer, but a lot of my friends have one and they offered to help me out. So if you own a 3D printer or have access to one, lack of any models or parts is not going to be an issue at all!
I present you with a list of selected freely available horse models that you can print and use for your wargaming projects!
What does a horse looks like…
As I was looking for some realistic horse miniatures, I will start with ‘normal’ looking horse models. They would probably be best for most Historical and Fantasy wargaming systems out there:
Knight Cavalry Miniatures Customizable by Ilhadiel – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3659406/files
Sisterhood Cavalry Miniatures by Ilhadiel – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4148027
Horses at ease 28mm heroic scale by BREXIT – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3856329/files
Hussars_Horse/pistoliers_horse by Evil_frog – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4005467
What about some more Fantasy
German_empire_armored_horse by Evil_frog – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3971877
dragon prince steed – high elf – tm by jimjimjimmyjim – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4158896
Armoured horse – Alliance pvp mount, resized and smoothed by ahriman01 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4152539
silver helm steed – high elf – tm by jimjimjimmyjim – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4158901
Grimdark and WH40k
What about D&D fans?
If you are planning to include some actions for raiders during your next D&D campaign, you might find those horses very useful. No conversions needed. Just put your not-mounted models on their horses and you are ready to go!
Horse Mount for D&D Miniatures by Talismancer – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1846744
D&D – Horse mini by 3DPModder – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2910231
Horse for D&D figures by JimmerJammer – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1844378
Armored Horse Mount with Lower Saddle for 28mm Miniature by JayHardball – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3888808
I want to make my cavalry models special
What if you have enough of casually looking horses and are not looking for any Fantasy, Historical or Sci-Fi horses? No worries, I found something that suits your needs:
Are you looking for something specific? Let me know!
Are you looking for some specific bits or models? Need some upgrades for your miniatures and vehicles? Want to print yourself a new hero for your current army? Let me know! I will make an article around your theme and do my best to find something really special