They look great. The poses "speak to me" and the equipment looks great. Note that I'm not a "button counter" so what I mean is the equipment reflects the style I expect to see. I'm glad I've been so busy with my EIR that I hadn't pulled the trigger to buy another companies Sarmations. I want the Warlord Games Sarmations!
However, I'd prefer a choice of fully armoured or half armoured horses not a mix of both in the same unit. This is mostly because I'd rather not bother painting the horses!
Duh, Sarmatian horses wore skintight scale armour from their snouts to their hoofs...haven't you ever seen Trajan's column?
Surely some Sarmatians wouldn't be able to afford a full set of armour? In fact, I would go as far as to suggest that some Sarmatians probably would have been so poor they couldn't afford any armour for their horse.
Pardon me, Julius! Here wast thou bay'd, brave hart; Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand, Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy lethe. - Julius Caesar, Act 3 Scene 1
On page 200 of the John Warry book = Warfare In The Classical World, there is an illustration of a Sarmatian Cataphract armed with Kontos and Bow sitting on an unarmoured horse
I quote: "It is based (the drawing) on sculpture around the base of Trajan's Column, grave stelae and the desriptions of Tacticus. Chiefs and nobles might be mounted on half- or fully-armoured horses."
So Titus' conjecture would apear to be correct, so therefore there does appear to be some evidence and suggestion.
VIRTUTIS GLORIA MERCES -- Glory is the reward of valour.