Wargamers seem to have a liking for, or contempt of plastics. Frankly, once sitting on the table, can the difference be seen other than perhaps the better proportions. While I am not a great fan of the 1:72 scale boys, the hard plastics coming out now by Victrix, Warlord and certainly the current Perry productions offer good value and a great opportunity for the modeler to have, um, fun.
While all the units I have been creating are offered in metal, I want the light weight for transport. OK I must admit that I have fun creating different units from the bits at hand. For example the 6th Dutch Hussars I decided to make from the Perry British Hussars. No problem all hussars look the same. Yeah, OK the equipment is a bit off, but no one will care. I will not have the elegant saddle cloth but hey, this is campaigning is it not? The covered shako which is often portrayed for this unit, can be from the French bits box, so no worries there. So as I am gluing the horses together, I notice the 'docked' horse tails! I forgot the British cavalry still cut off half the tails of their horses. But the Dutch did not. Oh, darn. However I remembered I had some plastic fantasy horses and so the cutting and gluing continued.
While they look a bit odd now , once primered and painted, they will certainly play the part.
Other particularly interesting mixes are: