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YogiBearMinis06 Jul 2022 5:33 a.m. PST

What are people's views on best range for the 11th century Normans from roughly Hastings to First Crusade? I am especially interested in who people think has the best cavalry/knights.

I just noticed Museum Miniatures has a newer Z range of sculpts, which have received good reviews for their Sumerians, so I wondered if anyone has seen these and can comment.

Swampster06 Jul 2022 11:01 a.m. PST

I have only seen a few of the Z range Indians and they are nice.
I have Normans from OG, Donnington, Khurasan and Two Dragons. If Museum had been available at the time, I would have gone with them.
Shame the spearmen are rather static as the rest of the range look very good – I may yet buy a few to plug some gaps.

Erzherzog Johann06 Jul 2022 1:47 p.m. PST

I've heard the Splintered Light Norman range is good but I haven't seen them 'in the lead':

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Cheers,
John

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2022 2:01 p.m. PST

Check out Baueda and Gladiator:

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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2022 2:01 p.m. PST

I have seen Splintered Lights range. Lovely stuff!

Berthier207 Jul 2022 8:04 a.m. PST

The OG15s Normans are some of their better models. I have seen the Splintered Light ones and the figure poses are a bit off to me. The Baueda and Khurasan mounted do not mix well (to my eye) with OG15s but the foot mix just fine.

All of my mounted knights are OG15s and all of my command are OG15s except one which is the Essex Norman mounted command. The archers, Red Spearmen and Black spearmen are a mix of OG15s, Essex and Khurasan. The crossbow and Marionite archers are all OG15s.

Pictures can be found here on my blog:

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Gozerius07 Jul 2022 5:25 p.m. PST

Nice, Berthier2!
FoG lost me after V2. How does V3 play?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2022 2:08 a.m. PST

I have no Normans from the Z-Range, but their Greeks and Macedons are splendid, with clear casts and next to no flash. You get what they show you on the website.

Berthier208 Jul 2022 9:18 a.m. PST

FOG V3 plays much faster with a lot of nuanced changes in the interactions.

LorenzoMele08 Jul 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

Khurasan Normans are excellent for armies in Italy and Sicily.

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