Sunday, July 31, 2016

III/51 West Frankish or Normans

888 AD - 1072 AD

DBA 2.2

15mm Essex Miniatures:

Army Composition: 1 x 3Kn(Gen) 5 x 3Kn, 1 x 3Kn or 3Cv or 2Lh, 1 x 3Kn or 3Cv, 2 x 4Sp, 2 x 2Ps or 3Bw.

So much has been written about the Normans I will not bore :o) you with Historical details... but ;o) having said is a brief back ground note. There were Viking (militarily bases) settlements scattered along the western (modern day) France coast line and one Viking ruler, Rollo (Latin for Old Norse) demanded the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, or else there will be more raids/incursions in (modern day) France. The Frankish King Charles the Simple finally agreed and granted the "kingdom of Normandy" along with nobility titles in 911 AD to the Norwegian/Danish forward to... 1066 AD one nasty Norman Duke William II, invaded England defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold at the battle of Hastings.......

Norman Baron (3Kn)

Norman "Milites" Knights (3Kn)

Breton Cavalry (3Cv)

Frankish Knights (3Kn)

Norman Milites (without chainmail) as 3Cv

Norman Milites (without chainmail) as 2Lh

Frankish Infantry (4Sp)

Norman Archers (3Bw)

Frankish (Flemish?) Crossbowmen (2Ps)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

IV/36a Later Muslim Indian

1206 AD - 1526 AD

DBA 2.2

15mm Essex Miniatures

Army Composition: 1 x 3Cv (Gen), 3 x 3Cv, 2 x El, 1 x 2Lh, 1 x 3Bd, 3 x 3Bw, 1 x 7Hd or 2Ps.

This Army covers early? Muslim Indian states from the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate until the Mughal Empire. Unlike Hindu armies, Cavalry was, in some cases, regarded as the main arm. Elephants with their mixed fighting crew's (Bowmen and /or Javelinmen) and along with their ground supported infantry would advance in the center to disrupt enemy cavalry and to prevent enemy infantry harassmentMuslim cavalry used a long light lance and Turkic style bow's and are depicted riding Persian style barding (armour) horses..... in this Essex Miniatures IV/36a  DBA Army pack you do not get armored Cavalry (horses) and Howdahs for the Elephant crews...oh well..not to worry :o)

Sultan (General - 3Cv)

Jagirs Cavalrymen (3Cv)

Support Infantry, Archers (3Bw)  skirmishers (2Ps)

Elephants (EL)

Hindu Swordsmen (3Bd)

Afghan Cavalrymen (3Cv)

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