Re: Russian Army of Alexander Nevsky - filling a gap part II
You have forgotten the Mongols made by Italeri. These are also very good figures although there are probably too many heavily armoured men and horses compared to the lightly armoured ones. Similarly Italeri Teutonic knights mix perfectly with Zvedza Livonian Knights. A nice era to battle with what amounts to 3 different armies that are all enemies of each other instead of the normal 2 against 1 situation.
I hadn't forgotten about them I thought they were not current. I just missed them on the Italeri list as they are now called Huns/Golden Hords (sic) though still Mongols on the box (strange?).
Rava's illustration is tantalising and gives an idea of what they could be like. I prefer the Zvezda horses they look more like the Mongol pony.
You are right, in both sets the balance is wrong between heavy and light armour and also between spear throwers /lancers/ swordsmen and archers