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jpwalker09 Apr 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Getting started on an army for my Arabs to fight. Looking at doing the 3rd crusade.
Would Norman figures from foundry work, or are they a bit to early?
I'm also looking at the metal Perry range, Black tree and Gripping beast. Anyone out there I'm over looking (trying to stick to metals)?

Cerdic09 Apr 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

Normans are probably a bit too early.

There are plenty of options. Take a look at this list. As well as the Crusader ranges listed, some of the more generic figures will be useful…


coopman Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2019 11:26 a.m. PST

Old Glory perhaps?

Dervel Fezian09 Apr 2019 4:09 p.m. PST

Typical "Normans" are really too early for Third Crusade. Perfect for First Crusade.

Later Crusades line from Gripping Beast is good, horses tend to be a bit chunkier next to Old Glory or Perry.

Old Glory are very good value:

Crusader Miniatures:

jpwalker09 Apr 2019 4:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the input everyone. Forgot all about Crusader.
Looks like it's either going to be Perry or Crusader.

athun2510 Apr 2019 4:48 a.m. PST

Fireforge are excellent, with endless possibilities if you don't mind plastic. By far the easiest kits to assemble.

Garand10 Apr 2019 7:28 a.m. PST

By the 3rd Crusade knights would be wearing full mail hauberks, often with mail chausses, with at least full length sleeves if not mittens integrated into the hauberk. Helmets would still be the "Norman" style conicals with nasal, but also conicals with facemasks, flattops with nasals or facemasks, round tops with nasals or facemasks, as well as early kettle helmets. You didn't start getting barrell helms (or great helms for that matter) until the 13th C. I think Fireforge has some figure options that suit.


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