Upcoming: Norman Crossbowmen
Say hello to our number one most requested set...
Here you can see the renders for the first Norman Crossbowman figure. This will be a 6 figure frame with 3 armoured crossbowmen and 3 un-armoured. Each figure will have various head and arm options and will cover Normans, Spanish, Early Crusades and other 11th century European nationalities. It will also work for many fantasy game settings also.
We also plan to make a few Hundred years war style heads and helmets and an attachment to go on the end of the crossbow to make this set useable as early to middle Hundred Years War, making this an extremely versatile set of miniatures.
It is not decided as yet as to whether this is a 24 or 36 figure set of miniatures. It is in the early stages of sculpting so we can’t give you any release dates as yet but will keep you up to date on its progress.
Also... To round off the Norman range we will be starting unarmoured Norman cavalry after the crossbowmen.
Below we have the next two Norman crossbowmen renders, both in chainmail. These include a soldier spanning (reloading) the crossbow, and a soldier stood up firing/ready to fire.
During this period, crossbowmen did not have the metal stirrup at the end of the crossbow to plant the foot into so they had to stand on the arms of the bow to pull the string back.
This set will include multiple head options and arm variants which can be swapped among the various poses. If you look closely you can see one of the soldiers holding a quarrel in his teeth ready to load.
There are 3 more unarmoured crossbowmen to sculpt and once we have done the basic figures we will look to see how much space is left for some Hundred Years war helmets and some extra arms to turn the upright Crossbowmen into ordinary infantry with spears and swords to add a bit more variation to your foot units.