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FilsduPoitou03 Oct 2022 4:41 p.m. PST

I am once again cursed with being interested in another project, this time the Edwardian phase. Crecy, Poitiers, Breton Succession/Combat of the Thirty, peasant revolts, the Chevauchees. So many options; from small skirmishes of a few dozen soldiers to pitched battles.


1) Old Glory 25 seems like the best option as I heard its their best work, economical, and pretty comprehensive, but I'd like to use a few different manufacturers to avoid having too many clones. I really like Claymore Castings range. Does anyone have any experience in mixing the two together? Claymore's figures are apparently about the same size as Perrys, if not a smidge shorter.
2) Old Glory 25's Crecy & Poitiers range does not have English longbowmen. Can I use the English longbow units from the Agincourt range in their place and still be historically accurate? I'm a bit of a moderate button counter (though just for my own projects)
3) If so, could I also use plastic Perry's French infantry/English army to bolster my armies? I know the men at arms/knights are way too technologically advanced, but would I be okay if I swapped some of the shields for heater shields for the cannon fodder?

William Warner03 Oct 2022 6:47 p.m. PST

The Perry plastics are slightly taller than the Old Glory figs, but not enough to make a difference. I mix them on bases all the time. The size of the helmets and weapons match up just fine.

Garand03 Oct 2022 7:25 p.m. PST

I think the sculpting style is significantly different between OG & Perry. Too much for me to mix them, IMHO.


rampantlion04 Oct 2022 7:06 a.m. PST

If you're looking for other options, the Black Tree Figs are pretty nice to add variety

dapeters04 Oct 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

Mirtron? Which was the old Grenadier line are about the same height

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2022 4:17 a.m. PST

Check out Foundry. Their HYW range is from earlier period. Figures are excellent and fit well with Old Glory.

Old Glory should have their early longbowmen. It's an oversite on their part. Contact them. Their other site has them, with photos. I dont't remember which, Oldglory 25 or Oldglory miniatures.

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2022 4:34 a.m. PST

You may also look at Essex mounted and foot knights. Not their infantry, they suck. Essex knight may not fit with other manufacturers though.

FilsduPoitou07 Oct 2022 7:08 p.m. PST

Seems like I have a lot of options! I had overlooked Black Tree Design, but it seems like an excellent choice for the early HYW. Foundry looks like a nice supplement too, but a bit expensive. Maybe down the line, especially the civilians for chevauchee/jacquerie!

Griefbringer11 Oct 2022 3:15 a.m. PST

Mirtron? Which was the old Grenadier line are about the same height

Mirliton from Italy is the company that had a lot of old Grenadier lines (as well as their own), though I do not recall Grenadier doing any line intended for 1350's.

FilsduPoitou24 Oct 2022 5:31 p.m. PST

An update: Both my orders from Old Glory (mounted French knights and French militia) and Black Tree (dismounted knights) got here relatively quickly and overall I am really impressed with the level of detail. Plus, both lines appear to be compatible (at least to my standards). I'm thinking of single basing the initial batch for Lion Rampart games and the rest multibased for larger games. Being an unrepentant Francophile, the flower of chivalry will be started first.

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