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GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

By Steel Fist Miniatures …


Puster Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

Good catch.

Not the cheapest Gensdarmes on the market – far from it – but worth the price for sculpting, research and casting quality. Just imho, of course. I am in again.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

Yes, these seem top notch, and worth the price. Gorgeous!

twodegree Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

I made a pledge. These are very nice. I have the gendarmes from the previous kickstarter. With all the different head and plume options you get, you can come up with a lot of unique combinations. I hope Oliver comes up with new mounted mercenary commanders and landsknecht characters as well.

Tactical Bacon Inactive Member12 Mar 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

I've had an interest in modelling the French army under the Valois for a while now. Would these be appropriate for some (Francis I preferably) period units, French or otherwise?

And any suggestions for uniform plates? The only source I currently have is the reprint of Marbot/Noirmont's LES UNIFORMES DE L'ARMEE FRANCAISE DE 1439 1815.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 3:48 p.m. PST

Take a look at TAGs line of the 1544 Valois (and Tudor) lines before you jump into scultping.

Tactical Bacon Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestion.

Plus I was talking about the minis in the above KS, not doing my own sculpting :)

Puster Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 1:10 a.m. PST

Oh :-)

These would work fine for the richer Gensdarmes and characters, though in 1544 horse barding is already uncommon to atypical. I assume the gain in protection was no longer worth the cost and effort. Most of the armour is afaik based upon German and Italic examples, but as these were at the time the best artisans their armour would find its way to nobles all around Europe.

Condottiere04 Apr 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

They Steel Fist Gendarmes are wonderful. They "leap" right out of the artwork of the period (first quarter of the 16th century-so suitable for Pavia, etc.)--very well researched.

The Kickstarter is closing in on its goal--three days remain:


Puster Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

Just 800 to go, with the 48 hour notice going out in 2 hours. I hope that goes well…

There is a new pledge level where you can ask (and get) a character of miniature to your design. Wish I had the money for that to get Francis, Colonna or Frundsberg.

Condottiere05 Apr 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Now down to 347.00 GBP …fingers crossed!

There is a new pledge level where you can ask (and get) a character of miniature to your design. Wish I had the money for that to get Francis, Colonna or Frundsberg.

Wish I had the resources for that level as well.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

Definitely picking up some last minute steam for this campaign!

It is also being offered to pick up any of the figures on the Steel Fist website store at 25% off by adding such an amount into your pledge, a good deal!

Condottiere06 Apr 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

266 GBP and 29 hours to go….down to the wire.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Yep, and now it is at 202 pounds or 242 dollars to go!

Condottiere06 Apr 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

Over the goal! Looks like project going forward!

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Congrats for this one getting funded!

It didn't look good towards the end, yet folks came through and it had a solid last minute rally.

Mr Medici Inactive Member09 Apr 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Do the mounted knights come with the 'grotesque mask' and 'crest of ostrich feathers' helmets as seen on the first set of foot knights? (Because these are amazing.)

Condottiere09 Apr 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I believe the first three sets of knights (previously released) have a helmet/head with the grotesque mask. Plumes/feathers etc. are interchangeable.

15220062_600147283519894_7681676695125969518_n by John Holly, on Flickr

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