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GARS190006 Aug 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

Obviously, there are plenty of good Landsknechts and such out there, but what about 15mm figures suitable for the peasent bands?

Gallocelt06 Aug 2019 8:03 p.m. PST

I mostly use late medieval Minifigs Hussite peasants. They carry a variety of farm implements. There are also peasant women, children and priests as I recall. Here's a link:


Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Aug 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

Perhaps the blue Moon angry villagers from the 15/18 horror range?

Swampster07 Aug 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

I'd second the Minifigs figures. They are for a century earlier but the civilian fashions still seem to fit the 1520s peasants in woodcuts.
The figures paint up well. The hands are quite small so drilling to replace weapons isn't too easy, but other methods are possible.
The armoured figures in that range are probably too old-fashioned – the Burgundian Wars figures have some which are of more use.
For the more fashion conscious burghers, I'd probably go with some of the Swiss figures with tight hose from various ranges or some of the generic Italian Wars figures from e.g. Venexia (at Lancashire Games). The look in the Schlacht im Walde painting link is what I'd aim for, even though it is almost a generation earlier – the armour is quite similar to the non-Landsknecht figures in Peasants' War woodcuts.

GARS190012 Aug 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

Excellent. Thanks guys!

Gallocelt15 Aug 2019 3:59 p.m. PST

I knew I had more 15mm peasants than just the Minifigs. So here are the other peasants I'm pretty sure I have in a box packed away. I don't recall what manufacturer they are but now they are being made by "Alternative Armies"


Here's the ones I recognize from my collection:






I guess when I put together an army of peasants I like lots of variety so they look more peasant-like.

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