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Author Topic: [COMMERCIAL]28mm third crusade period -- UPDATE: SECOND WAVE RELEASED  (Read 8529 times)

Offline Khurasan Miniatures

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2020, 06:33:20 PM »
At long last, we are very pleased to release the first codes for this range.  Available now:

http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/28mm-late-12th-century.html

This is the period of the Third Crusade, the wars of Friederich Barbarossa in Italy, and of course ceaseless warfare elsewhere as well. The first codes are the basic building block of the armies of this period: milites (knights) in full chainmail without surcoats, with open faced helmets, bearing a lance and a shield often larger than the heater that became nearly universal in the 13th century.  There were knights wearing surcoats, or the mantle of the miliary order, and/or face masks, but in this period they were still the exception rather than the rule.  We will make these as follow up sets, as well as armoured or caparisoned horses, and infantry. 

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Offline Tonhel

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2020, 07:17:00 PM »
Just bought the command set, as a tester. The sets look good, but I want to see the command set in the "flesh", before ordering the other two sets. Also I never ordered form the USA, so I am curious if I will have to pay extra taxes.

Looking forward to it. :)

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2020, 07:52:29 PM »
Thanks!

What do you think makes more sense to do the knights in habits or surcoats, some with face masks, or to do the first sets of foot, spearmen and crossbows?

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2020, 08:16:21 PM »

Thanks!

What do you think makes more sense to do the knights in habits or surcoats, some with face masks, or to do the first sets of foot, spearmen and crossbows?

Fab stuff and very very tempting. This is indeed the first dedicated range in the late 11th C specific to the Third Crusade.

I've just read through the details on your website and came across this which got my attention immediately!!:

"Once the European range is fleshed out, and if it is well-received, Ayyubids will be made"

 :o :o :o

It would be fantastic to see a dedicated Ayyubid range, especially the Faris as nobody at all makes them. There are some ranges that come quite close but nothing specific.

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2020, 09:46:43 PM »
They look great!

I agree they'd look even better with wire spears, but it's good to have options I guess! I think everything looks better with wire spears though, I can't stand seeing bendy lances.

I'm very interested in seeing this range expand, so hopefully it sells well. I won't be starting a new project any time soon, but maybe someday in the future? They look rather easy to paint as well... mostly just mail and simple shield designs... which is a bonus for getting a force together quickly.

The shield designs - at this point in history, would these be examples of early heraldry, or not?

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2020, 10:29:49 PM »

The shield designs - at this point in history, would these be examples of early heraldry, or not?

The very nascency of heraldry Charlie.

Prior to any uniform formalisation.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2020, 02:18:45 PM »
Thanks!

What do you think makes more sense to do the knights in habits or surcoats, some with face masks, or to do the first sets of foot, spearmen and crossbows?

Imo, I would love to see more mounted knights. Atleast another set as the ones released and then sets with knights in habits (hospitaller) and surcoats. I would go for more sets of mounted knights and maybe a couple of mounted character packs that features some of the more prominent figures of the third crusade.

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2020, 05:47:17 PM »
Ok thanks. That was the plan but then I thought people might prefer spears and crossbows on foot.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2020, 06:56:25 PM »
I received my command group today. 7 days to get from the USA to Belgium.  :)

About the mini's. I like them, well sculpted and clean casting. The only criticism I have is that the mini's are smaller than the Footsore / claymore castings I have. So i.e Richard I from Footsore will not work with these mini's. Which is a shame.

But for the rest I am very happy the mini's. In october I will buy the two other sets and I am looking forward for more. A very great start! :-*

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2020, 12:53:16 AM »
Im glad you like the figurines. Well be making many more, including of course Richard I as well as Friederich Barbarossa. :)

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2020, 07:58:44 AM »
Im glad you like the figurines. Well be making many more, including of course Richard I as well as Friederich Barbarossa. :)

And Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub too?  ??? ??? ???

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2020, 02:01:35 PM »
I think well have to see on that! 😅

Meanwhile the full batch is receiving modifications now

1) All knights are receiving mantles for military orders

2) All knights are receiving surcoats

Both of the above conversions are receiving some face masks (they were the exception in the late 12th century however so not all figurines will get them)

Heres an in progress shot:



3) Horses will receive caparisons

Then we will make a set of crossbowmen and a set of spearmen in chainmail and/or aketons.

Question: how popular are couched lance poses in 28mm? People tend to dislike them in 15mm because it makes base to base contact difficult.


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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2020, 02:08:05 PM »
I'm all for couched lances. Upright too. A good mix of both is preferable. The more dynamic the pose in 28mm the more attractive the miniatures  :)

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2020, 04:52:43 PM »
Looking good. I particularly love the way the reins meet the left hands.

I also like a mix of couched, upright, and 45 degrees - just to be awkward  lol

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Re: First look at 28mm third crusade period -- RANGE RELEASED
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2020, 06:17:39 PM »
Looking good! :-*

 

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