Rather liking these chaps. They are listed on the musketeer website as being“Bucellarii/Commitatus Cavalry” The term Bucelarrii refers to private armies that had existed ever since they republic. Though technically illegal they seem to have become more common during the 5th century.
For my purposes they will be either Cataphractii or gothic nobles. Not sure which yet! The term “Cataphcractii” Is a bit uncertain and and would probably be more likely to involve the two handed “kontos” – two handed lance that sometimes serverd as a Pike when dismounted.
Either way, the below figures are in my opinion a perfectly suitable representation of either late roman, or gothic, heavy cavalry.
Late eastern Romans
Fair CNC (2) 20
Avg cmd structure 12
1x re-rolls 5
2x CP Cataphractii 60 (using musketeer bucellarii on their new armoured horses)
2x CL Maurii 46 (GB arthurian + BTD late romans)
4x FP Comitantes 84 (BTD late roman armoured swordsmen and spear)
2x FL Comitantes 38 (foundry infantry with javins)
4x T supporting Sagitarii 40 (foundry archers)
1x fair commander (2) 20
Poor command structure 0
6x CP visigoth nobles 126 (musketeer goths pictured)
4x FP large warbands 42 (musketeer and GB saxons want to expand with goths)
4x SK skirmishers with javlins 48
Some horses have "stronger legs" than others. By this I mean how solidly they are joined to their bases. All four feet on the ground usually makes them stronger of course. Put these horses on the edges so that they dont start to wobble when handling/lifting the base.