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Largoras04 Oct 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

I don't know whether my previous topic on this that I made even got posted, and I cannot find it anywhere so I'm posting this again.

I know I'm pretty late, but I've recently really gotten into the Witcher games and the Witcher books by Andrzej Sapkowski.

I like it that much that I've decided to paint some miniatures based off of this universe of 'the continent'.
I will be doing multiple armies, such as Temeria and Redania etc, but for now I am going to start off with Nilfgaard.
I'm thinking of using Perry HYW and WOTR for the Empire of Nilfgaard, however I would also prefer some variation and not just have eveything from Perry. I was also thinking some fireforge as well as Perry.
Any advice is appreciated!
(I really hope my topic actually gets posted this time)
All hail King Foltest.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

It got merged with a "Mexican war" topic on the 19th century page.

Largoras04 Oct 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

No clue why….but ok

timurilank04 Oct 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

I am doing this in 15mm, so my knowledge of suitable figures for your needs would be very limited.

The Witcher World is set in an age similar to late 15th c. Europe with Kaedwen reflecting a touch of East European fashion. Keep in mind, with renewal of hostilities (1st 3rd Nordling Wars), both sides would enlist mercenaries to fill out the ranks, so these would lack livery and have a mix of armour and helmets.

Army strengths are given as cavalry and infantry totals, so I have based my lists to reflect the historical norm for the period that is not, all armies would be armed as 100 year English.

The books describe battle cavalry, pikemen, other infantry types, and crossbows with archers in a slight minority, so reviewing the historical armies of the period; these would be similar to French, German, Danish and other Scandinavian forces.


Largoras04 Oct 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

Thanks, will definitely be taking the advice!

timurilank04 Oct 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Based on the last book "The Lady of the Lake" I have revised the original lists posted back in July.

The updates for all the armies should appear at my blog this weekend.

Crazyivanov04 Oct 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

If you want to do it in 25/28mm the Perry Brothers 1450s era Men-at-Arms, Mercenaries, and Light Cavalry would be your friends. maybe with a pack of Billmen and Archers to cover for the occasional archer, ranger and the polearms of the militia types.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Oct 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

If you want some variation on Perry's try the old Grenadier fighting men range, designed by Copplestone, which although sold as fantasy have a late 15th century feel


also casting room miniatures generic Medieval range


and Foundry have their Late Medieval models which were sculpted by Michael and Alan Perry and originally released by Citadel Miniatures in 1984


Thomas Thomas06 Oct 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Second the old Grenadier range – great Fantistorical figures (didn't know they were done by Copplestone). I think the castings are still around.

Plastic allows you to mix and match to get some variation.

Timurilank has gotten me very interested in this serias (but I've only gotten through the first book). He runs a great campaign in this setting.

Your getting me motivated to finish reading and then start some armies (always looking for excuses to paint Perry Brothers medieval figures). Not sure if any of you make go to cons but we should get together for some games.

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame and Glory Games

Largoras06 Oct 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

Yeah I'm extremly loving the game and still on the first book!

I was thinking of also getting some front rank miniatures, they look nice.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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