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ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:01 p.m. PST

I saw a great unit of Bretonnian Grail Reliquae using additional figures from the Bretonnian trebuchet crew and the old Mordheim Frenzied mob to add a bit of character to the unit.

Even though they are limited to a unit of 30, I started thinking of what 28mm yeoman, peasants and townsfolk were out there. Since they get the blessing, they make a better tarpit unit that just pure Men-at-Arms

Reaper Miniatures makes several packs of townsfolk, but surely there's more, right?

Here's what I found:

Games Workshop's Bertrand the Brigand, Hugo le Petit and Gui le Gros, which now sell for crazy money on ebay

Games Workshop makes three packs of Battle Pilgrims to go with the basic Grail Reliquae boxed set, they are $17.25 USD for three figures and have to be ordered direct.

Reaper makes #2249 – FRODERICK WILHELM, but he is hard to find.

Reaper makes 03228 Connor Yeoman Archer Warrior w/ Bow Ranger

Reaper makes Dark Heaven 28mm David Williams – Yeoman Archer

Reaper makes 77141 Bones Townsfolk Oswald the Overladen

Games Workshop's Mordheim Frenzied mob pack – now sadly OOP, and goes for crazy prices on ebay

crew from the latest Bretonnian trebuchet

Reaper Miniatures Townsfolk XII – Pillory & Kids Pack MINT

Reaper Miniatures – Dark Heaven Legends – Townsfolk V, Commoners 02825

Reaper Miniatures – Dark Heaven Legends – Townsfolk IV: Bandits (4) 02677

Reaper Miniatures – Dark Heaven 28mm Townsfolk VIII – Angry Mob Pack

Townsfolk II #02584 28mm scale Reaper Miniature

REAPER Dark Heaven Legends – Townsfolk – Children 03233

Townsfolk V Commoners – Reaper Miniature #02825

Reaper Dark Heaven 28mm Townsfolk IX – Town Guard Pack

Old Glory makes two large packs of villagers:
link

Mega Miniatures used to make packs of townsfolk, but they are true 25mm, very small, and not that well detailed. And of course they shut down not too long ago.

Arabic Trader; link

The older generation of Bretonnian Peasant Bowmen that came in the Brets vs. Lizardmen box set are cheap as hell.

Gamezone makes a pack of Feudal Knights Bowmen

Ral Partha makes a unit of 01-051 Peasant Archers Warriors w/ Bows

Ral Partha DF-632 Stonemason Building Wall (peasant building wall)

Heritage makes various peasants. Search ebay.

Ral Partha made a Yeoman Archer

Ral Partha also made 01-051 Peasant Archers Warriors w/ Bows

Citadel made peasants long ago, but they are close to impossible to get nowadays. Search ebay

Blue Moon supposedly makes peasants, but I cannot find them.

Hasslefree makes and old knight that would work well for a Bretonnian; HFH008 Sebastian and a praying knight HFH003 Tiriel (b)

Hasslefree also makes a nude dancer HFH009 Harem Dancer that would be a good camp follower

Hassle free makes some various villagers; HFH044 Medieval Kids, HFV008 Village Kiddies, HFV009 Minstrel, HFV010 Narg the torturer, HFV011 Village idiot

Hasslefree also makes two figures HFH067 Marina and HFH080 Old Holvand that might make good camp followers.

Heresy makes human heroes, many of which would work well as camp followers; link

Games Workshop's older range of metal Bretonnians probably have a few good figures in there.

Essex Miniatures makes a 25mm CR41 Crusades: Sicilian / Italian Medium Spearman, but he is very small.

Essex Miniatures F21x Early Medieval: Assorted Peasants, but again very small.

I'm not too familiar with historical ranges.

Naloomi's Workshop makes various barrels, buckets, grain sacks, and crates

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link

link

Itar's Workshop makes all sorts of crates, barrels, and treasure chests

link

The chickens from the townfolk pack are available separately;
link

Furniture is beyond the scope of this article, but a starter list is available here: link

ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:09 p.m. PST

Iron Wind Metals makes various peasants, but they are 25/true 28, and very small.

DH-246 Peasant with pitchfork
DH-247 Peasant with thresher
DH-248 Peasant with staff
01-051 Peasant Archers (2)
DF-633 Peasant with Shovel

ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:14 p.m. PST

There's a peasant with pitchfork that comes in the Lionheart board game, but the casting quality is atrociously bad.

Foundry makes various medieval peasants and Civilian Characters but of course they are true 28s and very small.

ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:31 p.m. PST

Mirilton makes some farmers

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Farmer leads two mules with sacks

Farmer riding a mule with bundles of wood

Farmer with club, attacking

Farmer with hood an pitch fork, standing

Farmer, bear headed with falchion, attacking

Farmer, bear headed with lance, standing

Farmer, carrying a sack on the shoulder

ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:34 p.m. PST

Mirilton makes some peasants:

link

Peasant with a hook, standing

Peasant with axe, attack march

Peasant with club, running

Peasant with pitchfork, attack march

Peasant

Peasant

And a pack of Peasants with assorted weapons

ChrisValera16 Aug 2013 4:40 p.m. PST

Mirilton makes some various items, non-coms, farm animals and various items:

link

various fantasy humans, although I fear they will be a touch too small:

link

field defenses

link

fantasy accessories and weapons:

link


Pegasus Hobbies makes some 1/48 farm animals in plastic:

link

Peachy rex16 Aug 2013 4:52 p.m. PST

You might check out the Perry Crusades & late medieval ranges – quite a few sets of unarmoured soldiers, armed pilgrims, labourers, priests/monks etc.

Pedrobear Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2013 5:03 p.m. PST

Crusader Miniatures makes a 'Peasant and Pilgrims' pack:

picture

link

SonofThor16 Aug 2013 5:10 p.m. PST

I don't think it gets much better than Old Glory's "Revolting Peasants" line link

Or Barony Miniatures Peasants and Levys link

BrotherSevej Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2013 6:24 p.m. PST

Try the Brugelburg (sp?) range from Lead Adventure. Beautiful minis.

bsrlee16 Aug 2013 7:40 p.m. PST

Unarmoured 'Viking' and 'Saxon' figures would fit right in as 'peasant' foot figures, so you may have been limiting yourself in your searches.

For 25's and small 28's, you can just use a thicker base or a bit of a spacer under the figure – the smaller body size just represents 'youths' or the poorer diet compared to the Men at Arms and Nobility.

Henry Martini16 Aug 2013 9:04 p.m. PST

And, as mentioned recently on another thread, there's the Jacquerie pack in the OG HYW range. It mixes perfectly with the Revolting Peasants range.

Brother Jim17 Aug 2013 2:19 p.m. PST

Reaper has #02249: Froderick Wilhelm ($4.99) available online.

Everything that Reaper still has available is in their online store, even if it's not available to distributors. As long as it wasn't a licensed line like Exalted, Doom or L5R.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 2:30 p.m. PST

The Ral Partha figures are going to be "true" 25mm and thus smaller than many of the others mentioned, plus they are single pose packs for the most part.

Jim

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