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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Nov 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

Getting back trying to finish this project after 4 years of unpainted figs in the box.

I posted back in 2017, but thought I'd see any updates.

Looking for lance/spear length for mounted men-at-arms during the Baron's Wars, which I would assume would also apply for much of the Crusades.

Also, rounded point or triangle spear point?





Need to go ahead and order my wire spears.


DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Nov 2021 11:43 a.m. PST

While I'm at it, might as well ask about foot spearmen

GurKhan22 Nov 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

I can't immediately find hard evidence for the length of 13th-century lances, but the consensus seems to be about three metres.

As for infantry spears, it is interesting that both English and Norwegian laws (see link for instance) require men of a certain level of wealth to own spears, but neither prescribes a length. Presumably this means that a militia force would see some variation in spear lengths.

Shape – link for example.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Nov 2021 4:56 p.m. PST

Thanks much

Atheling28 Nov 2021 12:53 a.m. PST

You will need the 100mm steel spears.

That's pretty much the size I've used on all my Norman Units:

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Griefbringer29 Nov 2021 12:02 p.m. PST

Considering that the 50 mm and 100 mm spears are the same price, I think it would be easiest to purchase the 100 mm ones and then trim them down as needed (presuming you have good side cutters).

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