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Author Topic: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?  (Read 3204 times)

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2023, 09:35:27 PM »
Just in terms of the painting and the sculpts I find the Warlord Winged Hussars are really lovely.
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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2023, 11:21:23 PM »
I agree Rogerc, which is also why it's all the more infuriating that Warlord chose not to actually research the Hussars in the time period they intended to portray them in and instead went with whatever the first google search result was. Warlord's sculpting is top notch, but the amount of effort they put into the Thirty Years' War and related conflicts is frankly lackluster.

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2023, 10:37:58 AM »
Lack of the proper research into armies like Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Muscovy or even Sweden is often the case with many wargaming manufacturers, who rely on illustrations from Osprey or just one or two, rather randomly chosen, pieces of iconography from period.

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2023, 01:01:25 PM »
I'm afraid they are only useful for Kislev as there are not historically accurate at all.

Out of interest you mind explaining how?

I have some and they are very similar to both the hinchcliffe and Warlord models shown and although the lances are a bit shorter than I'd like i couldn't see any obvious fantasy elements - no skulls or gw type scrolls etc, so keen to find out before I start painting.

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Offline Kadrinazi

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2023, 01:29:38 PM »
Armour have additions that were not present in real pieces, there is lack of pistols and estocs/pallasch carried under saddle, saddles and horse tacks are wrong, dywdyk ('blanket' under saddle) is also total fantasy. Soldiers do not have animal pelts or at least welens blankets over their armour. Heck, even boots are weird. So in all it looks like very loose fantasy that supposed to be, I guess, Sobieski's reign period-inspired minis but that cannot (or at least shouldn't, if one is looking for accuracy) to be used as historical miniatures.

Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2023, 05:11:58 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that.

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2023, 09:21:23 PM »
Thanks to Paul for the mention!

I went through a few blog posts on building early Hussars, starting here
https://theviaregia.blogspot.com/2020/05/husaria.html?m=1

Michal has books, published by Helion, covering the early and late period which are the best you can get on the period. He’s working on the middle period next, I believe. 😀

You’ll see I used Foundry and TAG got the earlier period. I also have some Warlord but these are later period in armour.


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Offline Kadrinazi

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2023, 08:54:51 AM »
Michal has books, published by Helion, covering the early and late period which are the best you can get on the period. He’s working on the middle period next, I believe. 😀

Well, I would say middle period is also already covered, with 'Against the Deluge', but working on 'Warsaw 1656', so still stuck with this mid-17th century :) There are further plans for two more books about first half of the 17th century though.

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2023, 12:41:59 PM »
OMG - I had forgotten that one - sorry, Michal!  It is still on the “to read pile”.  I loved the Khotyn book by the way, that went straight to the top of the pile  8) .  Lots of ideas for gaming coming from that, and 3 new armies to build ;D

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2023, 06:45:15 PM »
Glad to hear :) I'm sure you will be happy to know that there will be book about battle of Gniew (Mewe) in 1626, so ideal for your great collection for Prussian war.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2023, 06:00:26 AM »
A big fan of the foundry and TAG ranges

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Offline traveller

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Re: Looking for 28mm Polish Winged Hussars - any recommendations?
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2023, 07:45:05 AM »
A big fan of the foundry and TAG ranges


I’ll generally second that. For the hussars though I went with Warlord. They are awesome  ;)

 

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