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Norman and Breton knights

Dear Strelets,

the photos of the testsprues are looking great. A very good addition to the diorama.

I always thought, the Bretons looked similar to the Normans in 1066 AD. What sources have you used for your figures? If the cavalry looks different than maybe we can wait for a set of Breton infantry too?


Re: Norman and Breton knights

Great to see them! And French cuirassiers in winter clothing too!



Re: Norman and Breton knights

That makes two sets of mounted Normans, two Normans on foot and two anglo saxons on foot. But what of the Anglo Saxon cavalry? Surely some of the nobles must have fought on horseback. I fear the developement of the Normans may outpace that of the Anglo-Saxons.

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They didn`t. The Anglo-Saxons used horses as transport but dismounted for fighting (in the traditional "german" manner).

The Normans are a lot better than the first mounted set, which was obviously wrong in many points (warhammers, large battleaxes) and not very nicely sculpted.

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Great to see the Normans and Bretons arriving so promptly - Strelets really seem to be able to get a wiggle on and deliver (I know some people have been wating a long time for some Crimean and GNW sets). Normans look good and Bretons seem quite Caroliginian ish - however, I can't make out what the 5th Norman from the left in the first row is carrying, looks like some sort of pennant. Can someone else or Strelets enlighten me? Nice to see a good number of Normans with spear, looks like a lot of fleeing fyrd are going to get skewered this Summer!

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Yes indeed the Normans and Bretons look GREAT!!
Thank you STRELETS!!
To further Graham lines. William the Conqueror when he was leading a campaign against them wrote about the Bretons: They look old fashioned in their dresses as well as in their gears, rather backward.
Please don’t repeat my words to my best friend, he is French coming from Britanny
Could you please STRELETS provide us with some web adress showing how to paint those beautiful Bretons?
I agree too when it is written you have now to provide us with some Breton’s Infantry
Best regards