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JC Lira07 Mar 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

I'm talking 1st through 3rd crusade here. I like Fireforge's products but I'm not sure if these guys represent Crusade era infantry well. They seem very well equipped, with mail and steel helms. And those kite shields, I expect to see those in the hands of knights, not peasant spearmen.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with these models. What do you think? Do those infantry accurately portray the rank and file of early Crusade soldiers? Are there other product lines that do it better?

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

Don't overthink it.

Ivan DBA07 Mar 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

They are cool, just get them.

I think they are too late for 1st Crusade. Maybe okay for 3rd?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine07 Mar 2018 10:45 p.m. PST

would you not be better off with Conquest games Normans especially for first and second crusade?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 11:21 p.m. PST

I don't think the fire forge foot sergeants have mail only gambeson.
The infantry works fine for 3rd crusade. Their cavalry on the other hand is more mid 13th century.

JC Lira08 Mar 2018 1:02 a.m. PST

Do those Conquest Normans scale well with Fireforge? Aren't they a bit smaller?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine08 Mar 2018 2:10 a.m. PST

I'd say Fireforge and Conquest go pretty well size wise myself (but everyone's mileage varies). There are some of the new Conquest knights and Fireforge knights in a mixed unit on my blog here.


Benvartok08 Mar 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

And don't forget the Perry range of crusaders! Very 1st crusade.

Druzhina09 Mar 2018 9:38 p.m. PST
Puster11 Mar 2018 8:25 a.m. PST

I mix and match Fireforge, Conquest Games and Gripping Beast without much problems (though occasinally a good part of greenstuff).

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