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I am late in seeing your new sets. Very well done, really good ideas.
Dismounted Mongols would be very useful to conquer all these chinese cities, but where are the Chinese defenders?
Russian Medieval levy is another good idea. But with all the Russians now the German order knights are a little bit underrepresented. What about German levies, Lithuanians and Prussians for this period?
French in advance - ok there can be never enough Frenchmen. The same goes for the Guard-Lancers.
Crusaders in oriental dress reminds me that the Crusaders not only fought the muslims, but the Byzanteens too.
You know I am always interested in the lesser known subjects. As Hank said below we have to thank you that you are going in all this eastern history sets.
The sculpting is as good as usual in the last time, the poses are really good. My favourites are the early Carabiniers. With just four HAT-Poses from the Grenadiers a Cheval de la Garde to convert this is a great set. And it is useful for the Elite Squadron of the Dragoon regiments too. Great stuff!
Man, how about some BALTS! They're really needed now.
Dismounted Mongols GREAT idea!
Russian Peasants! Awesome idea!
How 'bout some MING cavalry? Korean cavalry?
and more than anything,
I just saw pictures of the Dacian Cavalry,
Totally INACCURATE! I thought the powers that be
decided against such fantasy figures!
For colonial sets it needs to be considered to think of armies artillery system before making teh infantry or cavalry figures.Integrated Range of rifle and guns becomes increasingly important from 1820.
in reply to:
"I just saw pictures of the Dacian Cavalry,Mounted Falxmen! Totally INACCURATE! I thought the powers that be decided against such fantasy figures!"
The falx came in different sizes for single handed and double handed use, theres even ones that are knife sized.. in my opinion there is no problem with using this weapon from horseback although probarbly not two handed(the original masters had some 2-handed poses since altered) and the lack of stirrups would certainly effect the force of the blow...
Falx's were not used mounted — highly inprobable.
To be effective falx's were used with two hands, this
can't be done effectively mounted.
The falx came in different sizes — this is true but, the long
bladed versions are clearly two-handed weapons. To see these
on horseback, no way! The dude wouldn't have a chance in
If you can prove this to be otherwise let me see your evidence.
(I've looked for it everywhere and can find none).
Yip, yip cheerio!
Do you ride horses and have you ever used a falx...
Not a quite a falx but I've been doing
medieval reenactment for many years (professionally)— I ride
steeds and have jousted (in full armor).
I have used large double edged swords (european style) from horse
back and I can say that without stirrups they are
not easy to handle. A falx would be even more difficult.
You might be able to scare someone with it from
horseback but to use this weapon, in the thick of battle
(with a shield no less) would be folly!
Now, it could be these guys dismount and then use them.
That is a possibility.