Some historians believe, that the Byzantine cataphract was modeled after the Bulgarian, which was in turn modeled after the Sarmatian armored horsemen.
In Volga Bulgaria the evolution of heavy cavlry reached its peak in the unit I am presenting here - on the right you can see a dismounted Bolgar Cataphract reconstruction and on the left my own reconstruction for use in AOK mods and modded campaigns.
The unit is free to use as long as Dave3377 and I are credited. The horse is taken from his Cataphract Archer and the rest of the unit is my design.
This is a really nice unit! The anchors in the north orientation of the fighting and standing are a bit off, though.
Posted on 12/31/14 @ 09:52 PM
WOW. It's very good.
Posted on 01/01/15 @ 02:34 AM
Great looking unit as always.I really like the new flavor of units you bring in to the game.
The attack frames can use a little more work tho.
[Edited on 01/01/15 @ 08:13 PM]
Posted on 01/01/15 @ 08:48 PM
Would make a great unique unit for the Turks. I think the axe should be bigger though.
Posted on 01/01/15 @ 09:27 PM
Im using this as the boyar in my FE.
Posted on 01/02/15 @ 01:02 AM
Khan Ivayl you did a great work ! 5/5
Mahazona i also use it as the Boyar :D
[Edited on 01/02/15 @ 01:02 AM]
Posted on 01/17/15 @ 01:53 PM
Looks great. I'm excited to download it when I get my old desktop working again.
And it's always cool to see someone use something I made. :)
Khan Ivayl File Author
Posted on 01/21/15 @ 07:38 AM
Hey Dave, nice to see that you are still around :)
I am actually using alot of your work for my current mod project that you might have seen in the forum discussions. If you are still going to do that campaign on Romanian history you are ofcourse free to use my Bolgar cataphract as well, but do wait 'till I update the unit, as I've recently had to change some important stuff there. The head was too skinny and the back views didn't match the front views.
cheers, mate :)
Posted on 01/29/15 @ 07:01 PM
I still come around. I just don't have the time for mods like I used to.
I scrapped the Romanian mod in favor of making a scenario in Vvoids. But that project never finished.
I've tinkered with making a dark age mod with my units ever since, but I never get very far with it.
I'm still holding out hope that some day I finish it.
Posted on 06/07/18 @ 03:46 PM
This guy might be a reasonable fit for a Hun knight line, but I would need three variations on him. Is this possible?