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Les bataves sont en train d'arriver....

Crusades era Byzantines

I believe crusades era (roughly 1000-1300)Byzantines would be a big seller. I constantly see people decrying the lack of these troops. They would also tie in great with Strelets other new crusades sets.

A mini-set of ground troops (spearmen), another mini-set of archers and a set of heavy cavalry to complete the line.

Strelets Turcopoles, Turks, Normans and Vikings (Vangarian Guard) are already there for the large mercenary presence in the Byzantine Empire.

Anyone else agree with me?

Re: Crusades era Byzantines

Agreed, Juba.
Byzantines seem to be the most obvious gap in figure lines now.
I'd agree with your Crusade-era Byzantines but I think Early Dark Ages Byzantines would be a "must" also.

Re: Re: Crusades era Byzantines

Absolutely!! Byzantines for the Crusades to complete Strelets range and Hat should produce early Byzantines as enemies for their Gotic warriors. Belisar etc.

1000 years of history can't be covered in just a few sets.

Thanks guys for the wishes!


Strelets test crash dummies

Okay dudes, I look upon these here lost world arabic figures as being test crash dummies for producing the CW Turkish Infantry.

Re: Re: Crusades era Byzantines

Juba, Juba, Juba!

Right you are. Let's not forget Strelets's Russian warriors, which can also be used as Byzantine mercenaries.

Of course I also agree with Uwe, that we'd need early Byzantine troops as well, with a command set including Generals Belisarius, John and Narses, Emperor Justinian and his spouse Theodora. Prokopius, the historian. Cethegus and Boethius, the Roman traitors. A Byzantine imperial court with officials, scribes, Orthodox priests, body guards, dancers, musicians and slaves. Also, I'd like a civilian set to depict the cultural and ethnic diversity of Constantinople before it was sacked by the Seldjuks. Greek merchants, Armenian fishermen, a Jewish Rabbi, Venetian sailors, a Galatian family...

Also a set with Germanic, Persian and Hunnish leaders wouldn't hurt - for hopefully all those sets will follow. The Hunnish General Bessas would be nice, so would be King Geiserich for the Vandals, Totila/Baduila, Theoderich, Hildebrand etc. for the Goths.

But I can certainly wait, even a few years if needed. I'm already thrilled about Strelets' current output.