So, with all of the research I have been doing for this type of scenario, I discovered some things I had been missing from my law enforcement (LE) troops. Some departments have mounted crowd control forces. Things like this:
So I searched around for a suitable 15mm solution, and there were none to be found! Plan B involved me searching through my existing minis to see if I could find something close. That's when my eye found some mounted men on horseback I bought from Rebel minis to use in my Red Dawn scenario in Ghenghis Con this past February. I ended gaming the convoy ambush scene and didn't do the Hind helicopter chase scene, which was the original thought.
Think of this guy as an extra in "The Postman" with Kevin Costner.
I contacted Mike at Rebel, and he hooked me up with 20 horses and riders, and that is where I started. The horses are kitted out with a two front saddle pouches, two rear saddle bags, and a bedroll behind the saddle. Most of those had to come off, as riot saddles are pretty simple.
These are the riders, the useful half (lower!) and the half I threw away (upper!).
I then removed the lower (from the waist down) part of the riders...
giving me this!
I performed the delicate surgery on these riders using an x-acto razor saw as the nippers managed to mangle the first one and forcing me to putty it in order to look good!
After snipping the cops at the torso it was time for super glue!