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13 Nov 2019 5:28 a.m. PST
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 2:45 a.m. PST

Hello All,

In the trade for the WOTR, there are many figurines of longbowmen or English billmen without livery coat, what is it for?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 3:15 a.m. PST

Town and shire levies were not liveried retainers, and so would not have worn livery jackets. The wars were clearly conducted without any regard for the needs of 21st Century miniature warfare.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

The wars were clearly conducted without any regard for the needs of 21st Century miniature warfare, yes but the town levies has often been there, there are some examples.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 10:17 a.m. PST

Towns did sometimes provide coats, Paskal. But I wouldn't want to shiver in the cold waiting for one, because they didn't all by any means. And the shires I think were worse.

Trierarch13 Nov 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

But how often did the towns and shires provide contingents and how numerous were they?

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

Better not use billmen or longbowmen figurines without livery coat. Except if they are allies or mercenaries.

Green Tiger14 Nov 2019 2:24 a.m. PST

Not all liveries were displayed as coats – sometimes you just got a badge or a sash.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

Ah ok certainly for shire levy?

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

Oh dear !: Damn! Damn ! Damn it! How to do? The WOTR "specialists" of this forum have not always told us what were the many English longbowmen or billmen miniatures without a livery coat, which are commercially available for the WOTR?

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