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Largoras Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

Right so I only have one real question.
Did the Polish soldiers & knights in the late 15th Century, maybe around the time of the War of the Roses have similar armour to that of the English, French and Germans?
By that I mean, did they too have sallet helms, plate etc.
Or did they have really different Eastern armour?

I know the Poles had Western European armour in the early 15th Century, like at the battle of Grunwald.
But I've never managed to find out anything about the later years.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Someone has to say it …

So, how did they "polish armor in the late 15th century"? What product(s) did they use? :)


GurKhan19 Apr 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

Polish men-at-arms were wearing basically Western armour into the first half of the 16th century see the painting of the Battle of Orsza (or Orsha) at link

Largoras Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

I think I've already seen that pic. Thanks for the input tho.

Tbh I really just need to know if it would look atleast somewhat historically accurate if I got like Perry WotR and painted a Polish army with them.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

A wargaming buddy of mine of Polish extraction, is using the Perry figures for his Noble Knights and supporting cavalry. He is using Old Glory for the Husar types.

Largoras Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

Its k now lads, I found out some information from the Polish War Museum (I speak Polish)
I've found some Polish armour from the late 1400s and 1500s. Exactly what i was looking for.


Thanks for the input everyone.

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