Tag Archives: 14th century
August 8, 2017
Khurasan are very pleased to release six new codes for their 15mm later 14th century range, the first sets of men-at-arms on foot, and more sets of infantry.
As most men-at-arms fought on foot in this period rather than mounted, these releases permit the gamer to build the basic components of armies of the period — either an English herce (longbows flanking men at arms) or the French men at arms formations with crossbows supporting at a distance. In addition to the men-at-arms (these first sets are in jupons), they also have pavisiers, crossbowmen, and armed peasants. (Please note these are the larger “15mm” figures pioneered by Testudo which are now the size offered by several manufacturers.)
June 15th, 2017
Khurasan are very happy to release the first codes in their 15mm Hundred Years War/Late Fourteenth Century range, two sets of English longbowmen.
One set is wearing aketons (or gambesons if you prefer) with the other set adding leg harness and chainmail hauberks. Each figurine is provided with its own separate arrow bunch stuck into the ground.
The core period of the range is 1350-1400, when bascinets reigned supreme. A bit into the period (there’s some disagreement as to exactly when) the extended visor called the hounskull was adopted, one of the most distinctive and menacing looks ever used by knights. Of course the range will focus on the Hundred Years War to start, and codes for knights in jupons and French infantry types are in production now as well, to be released soon. But other nations will be covered as well, and we are already making comprehensive lines of Spanish and Italians (these will be combined due to the close resemblance between many of their troop types). Look for foot knights and French infantry next, including crossbows, pavisiers and peasants.