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WillieB Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 6:50 a.m. PST

Not much of an interest in this period, but these are simply gorgeous!

Personal logo Condottiere Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 8:12 a.m. PST

If these won't spark an interest in the period, then nothing will! ;-)

Gorgeous.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 8:28 a.m. PST

Are the Landschnekt Armored Pike back in stock yet?

Griefbringer03 Feb 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

If these won't spark an interest in the period, then nothing will!

Certainly gorgeous figures, and a great addition to their previous foot gendarme packs.

That said, I think these are likely best suited for people who really like the modelling aspect. Combination of separate heads, separate plumes and superglue is not the idea of good time for everyone – not to mention that some of the weapons are likely also separate items.

Personal logo Condottiere Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 9:55 a.m. PST

The modelling aspect is far easier than most plastics I've encountered. Very straightforward and certainly not intimidating.

altfritz03 Feb 2020 2:48 p.m. PST

Everything Steel Fist Miniatures makes is superb! :-)

Henry Martini03 Feb 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

Groundbreaking – in more ways than one: I think these might be the first ever dismounted 16th century gendarme figures in any size.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 5:06 p.m. PST

His figures are great, and I found service/delivery to the US smooth and easy.

Personal logo Condottiere Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 5:49 p.m. PST

I think these might be the first ever dismounted 16th century gendarme figures in any size.

Redoubt miniatures makes a few, but not as incredible as these.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2020 1:03 a.m. PST

@Griefbringer
The first set, still under the old management, certainly came in many pieces that took a skilled (or at least patient) hand to assemble without getting intoxicated by glue.

The new casts have heads and some plumes attached and are easier to build then the Kickstarter batch.

I am positively surprised that so many packs are "out of stock", which hopefully indicates they sell good – though this means that four of the packs I wanted to order need to wait. Steel Fist definitely needs some "preorder" of old stocks.

Griefbringer04 Feb 2020 1:54 a.m. PST

I think these might be the first ever dismounted 16th century gendarme figures in any size.

Actually, Steel Fist already released ten dismounted gendarmes a couple of years ago, these are just a follow up. Though now with 18 different figures available you can put together quite a unit of them if you need.

The first set, still under the old management, certainly came in many pieces that took a skilled (or at least patient) hand to assemble without getting intoxicated by glue.

I have four of the figures from the first dismounted knight release, and they all have heads and plumes moulded on, though some of the arms/weapons can be separate. However, according to the description these new gendarmes have separate heads and plumes.

Maybe I should order a few of these to enjoy the assembly, though I still have some of the models from my Steel Fist order last year unassembled. But I got to say I really like the models of the second pack, and that fellow with halberd could make for a great landsknecht officer with a simple change of head.

Brownand04 Feb 2020 4:07 a.m. PST

Where dismounted gendarmes used eg in the Italian wars?

Griefbringer04 Feb 2020 7:07 a.m. PST

Gendarmes would need to dismount if they were to participate in the assault or defense of fortified positions.

Also, they could end up leading ordinary infantry units.

Not to mention that some succesful non-gendarmes (e.g. some landsknechts) could also be able to obtain full plate armour.

Simon Chick Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments on the sculpts.
They are proving popular – as are other figures and so we are currently out of stock I'm afraid on many codes.
This is being rectified by making larger stock orders and holding more stock – as a small hobby business its always tricky to hold loads of stock and anticipate which codes will sell at what times.
Simon, Steel Fist Miniatures

Griefbringer05 Feb 2020 1:24 a.m. PST

Good to hear that your ranges are selling well!

I presume that these new packs might also bring some extra customer interest to your previous gendarme packs?

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