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I also bought your big box sets.they are great ! Did you think of covering Norman conquest of Italy?Plese consider making new sets of Normans and they foes.. Byzantines....of this period
I think you have covered 1066 very well and there are no potential big sellers left. To be honest I didn't find your suggestions very appealing. How many sets would someone buy of the compilation of the Domesday book? I'm finding it hard to imagine what poses you would include. I think there is one area where you could produce something that could be used for 1066 but would be more generic and that would be medieval villagers for approximately 800 AD to 1100 AD. You could do half involved in day to day activities and half suffering a raid and trying to defend their homes with farm implement weapons. I note that some of the figures in your Norman Camp set seem to reflect the Norman harrying of civilians, perhaps in and around Pevensey when they first landed or the harrying of the North after Hastings. You could expand on that. I think the set might sell well as it would have broader applications than just 1066 and could take us right back to the days of Alfred the Great.
I wonder if going back a couple of hundred years to the time of Alfred the Great would be a good next step. Perhaps a set of the normal fyrd which I think is lacking. We need a lot more completely unarmoured figures (helmet at most)using spears and axes and improvised weapons. These could be used for so many different armies, including the Anglo-Saxons at Stamford Bridge, Hastings, Hereward the Wake's guerrillas. Another possible area of expansion could be Irish, Scots and Pictish Dark Age figures, all of whom looked quite distinctive with their garb and equipment compared to Anglo-Saxons and Vikings who despite TV and Hollywood differentiation actually looked very, very similar.
Last point (sorry for the long post) I would also like to support Jerzy's request for Byzantine troops. We already have Muslim soldiers and if you were to add a range of Byzantines then Italy and Sicily could be gamed and this would expand the scope of your Norman ranges.
i agree with both Graham and Jerzy.
the big box sets sold so well not only because of the subject,but also because the new and old figures were so good.
you have a very good and detailed range of normans,why not expand on it? the norman conquest of italy and sicily for example. the normans pretty much conquered the balkans before retreating back.the bretons of brittany had a go at the normans before 1066.
theres the battle of clontarf in ireland for expanding on the vikings figures.
Alfred the great was already mentioned as well.
too many new things to get into than to look for some sort of set of normans doing something or other.
A casualty set, done imaginatively it could work for all three armies, no battlefield is complete without them
Civilians! Got the WAB Shieldwall supplement, and the campaign calls for a number of farmers and servants, women and children, but can't find much in this scale. The Norman train has a few, but not nearly enough to make a moderately sized group of civilians. You could make it a big set with some Vikings to make it a "raze the village" type of box, group of civilians, group of raiders and some militia types. The Vikings got the least stuff from the big boxes when it comes to quantity :)
Specialist shield wall set.
Could come with alternative heads, shields and weapons to construct a shield wall for any army of the period.
Would also complement HaT's El Cid Spaniards, which do not contain any figures suitable for a shield wall.
Possibly castle siege sets, including defenders (firing downwards) and a selection of animals to catapult over the wall.
Saxon army on the march needs mounted nobles.
Not sure about more sets for norman conquest.
But what about improving the crusader range?
HQ Crusaders (English/French/German/Austrian, Italian)
HQ Military Orders
Crusaders on march (foot/horse)
Military Order Warriors on march (foot/horse)
Saracens on march (foot/horse)
Saracen siege equipment
Saracen supply train
i know the normans had trouble with a lombard revolt while away in the balkans fighting the byzantines.how different would the lombards look as opposed to the normans?
Certainly now that Bernard Cornwall's 'Lost Kingdom' seies has been televised. Saxons vs Danes should be considered. Certainly Afred his daughter Aethelflaed- the Lady of Mercia and his grandson Ethelstan have great potential. the great advantage of the so called dark ages is that armies of the combatants were not a large as in later periods.
As Graham Korn commented on the fryd is essential but like others commented mounted troops were also very common