15mm Wargaming Figures for the Thirty Years War

My figures for the 30 Years War and 80 Years War are almost exclusively from Essex Miniatures. I love the fact that Essex have photos of most of their figures on their site. The trouble is the description of the figure is not next to the photo and the figures are not organised by type so it is impossible to see all the similar photos together. This page addresses those problems. The photos are all from the Essex site.

Generals and Staff

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REN98: Command pack:- Mixed mtd.Generals

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REN99: Command pack:- Mixed mtd.Staff Officers

Infantry

Command

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REN20a: Command pack: 2 Officers, 2 Std., bearers, 1 drummer, 1 filer, hats

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REN20b: Command pack, 2 Officers, 2 Std., bearers, 1 drummer, (helmets), I fifer

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REN14: Command pack, 6 Asstd. officers, hats

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REN15: Command pack, 6 Asstd. officers, helmets

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REN16: Command pack 6 Asstd. Std. bearers, hats

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REN17: Command pack, 6 Asstd. Std. bearers, helmets

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REN18: Command pack 6 Asstd. drummers, hats

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REN19: Command pack, 6 Asstd. drummers, helmets

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REN20: Command pack, 6 Fifers, asstd., hats

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REN21: Command pack, Asstd. Sergeants, hats

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REN22: Command pack, Asstd. Sergeants, helmets

Pike

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REN23: Medium Pikeman asstd. hats. Pike upright

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REN26: Medium Pikeman asstd. helmets. Pike upright

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REN29: Heavy pikemen asstd., helmets. Pike upright

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REN24: Medium Pikeman asstd. hats. Pike 45 degrees

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REN27: Medium Pikeman asstd. helmets. Pike 45 degrees

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REN30: Heavy pikemen asstd., helmets. Pike 45 degrees

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REN25: Medium Pikeman asstd. hats. Pike forward

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REN28: Medium Pikeman asstd. helmets. Pike forward

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REN31: Heavy pikemen asstd., helmets. Pike forward

Musket

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REN1: Musketeer asstd. hats, apostles, no musket rest, firing.

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REN5: Musketeers asstd. hats, apostles, and rest. Firing

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REN11: Musketeers asstd. hats, musket rest, no apostles. Firing

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REN12: Musketeer asstd. helmets, musket rest, no apostles, firing.

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REN13: Musketeer asstd. helmets, apostles and musket rest, firing.

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REN2: Musketeers asstd. hats, apostles, and rest. At the ready

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REN10: Musketeers asstd. hats, musket rest, no apostles. At the ready

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REN9: Musketeers asstd. hats, musket rest, no apostles. Blowing match

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REN4: Musketeers asstd. hats, apostles, and rest. Loading

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REN3: Musketeers asstd. hats, apostles, and rest. Shouldered musket

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REN8: Musketeer asstd. hats, no apostles or musket rest. At ease

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REN6: Musketeer asstd. hats, no apostles or musket rest. Kneeling firing

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REN7: Musketeer asstd. hats, no apostles or musket rest. Kneeling loading

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REN58: Recruits with muskets (asstd poses)

Halberd

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REN32: Medium Halberdier, helmet at ease

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REN34: Medium Halberdier, hat, at ease

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REN36: Heavy Halherdier, helmet, at ease

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REN33: Medium Halberdier, helmet, thrusting

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REN35: Medium Halberdier, hat, thrusting

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REN37: Heavy Halberdier, helmet, thrusting

Recruits

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REN38: Recruits, Asstd. weapons, mixed poses

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REN59: Recruits with bow (asstd poses)

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REN58: Recruits with muskets (asstd poses)

National Infantry Types

The Imperialists employed Grenz as sharpshooters.

The Swedes employed Scots and Irish mercenaries. Scots Convenanter figures, with their bonnets, fit nicely.

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REN108: Grenz musketeer

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REN80: Scots Covenanter Pikeman, pike upright, assorted heads, halted

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REN81: Scots Covenanter Pikeman, pike 45deg., asstd. heads, advancing.

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REN74: Scots Covenanter Musketeer woth rest & apostles firing

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REN77: Scots Covenanter Musketeer firing

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REN79: Scots Covenanter Musketeer kneeling firing

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REN75: Scots Covenanter Musketeer with rest & apostles, shouldered musket

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REN76: Scots Covenanter Musketeer with rest blowing match

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REN78: Scots Covenanter Musketeer at the ready

Dragoons

Dragoons were mounted infantry. Unlike cavalry types they are armed with muskets althougth over time the weight and length of the muskets were reduced and started to resemble carbines.

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REN42: Command pack: Dismounted Dragoon Officers

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REN40: Dismounted Dragoon adv.

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REN41: Dismounted Dragoon adv.

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REN73: Command pack:- Mounted Dragoon Officer, std. bearer, drummer

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REN39: Dragoon

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REN52: Dragoon, cabasett

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REN53: Dragoon, morion

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REN54: Dragoon Burgonet

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REN59a: Two horse holders in hats & 4 horses

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REN61a: Two horse holders in burgonets & 4 horses

Cavalry

I have characterised the cavalry by the quantity of armour: 3/4, back and breats, unarmoured.

Cavalry in 3/4 Armour (Cuirassier)

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REN72a: Command pack:- Officer, std.bearer, trumpeter

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REN68: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, pot helm With arquebus

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REN100: Cuirassier, two pistols, arquebus, wearing hat

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REN67: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, pot helm With pistol

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REN70: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, closed helm With pistol

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REN71: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, closed helm With sword

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REN69: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, pot helm With lance

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REN72: Cuirassiers 3/4 armour, closed helm With lance

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REN103: Dutch lancer

Cavalry in Back and Breast armour

Essex calls this type “heavy cavalry”.

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REN55: Command pack: Mtd. Officer, Std. bearer, trumpeter in pot helm.

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REN56: Command packs Mounted Officer, Std. bearer,trumpeter in hats

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REN44: Heavy cavalry, cuirass pot helmet on galloping horse. Firing pistol forward

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REN50: Heavy cavalry cuirass, hat, pistol

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REN45: Heavy cavalry, cuirass pot helmet on galloping horse. Holding sword high

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REN47: Heavy cavalry, burgonet shouldered sword

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REN49: Heavy cavalry cuirass, hat, shouldered sword

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REN51: Heavy cavalry cuirass, hat, drawn sword

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REN43: Heavy cavalry, cuirass pot helmet on galloping horse. Holding carbine

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REN46: Heavy cavalry, borgonet holding carbine

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REN48: Heavy cavalry cuirass, hat, holding carbine

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REN61: Mounted arquebusier, cuirass and morion firing

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REN62: Mounted arquebusier, cuirass and hat firing

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REN60: Mounted arquebusier cuirass and morion

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REN63: Mounted arquebusier, cuirass and borgonet

Unarmoured Cavalry

Essex calls this “Medium Cavalry”.

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REN64: Medium cavalry with arquebus

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REN65: Medium cavalry firing pistol

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REN66: Medium cavalry with sword

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REN84: Scots Covenanter Medium cav., lance, pistol

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REN85: Scots Covenanter Medium cav., pistols

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REN101: Medium cavalry, Tabard (French mtd. musketeer)

National Cavalry Types

Essex have three cavalry figures that are pure “Spanish”. Two of these, the Caballo Corazas, of which are from the 30 Years War period.

The Imperialists began hiring Croat light cavalry in the 16th Century and continued to do so during the 30 Years War. Other nations followed (Bavaria 1631, Spain 1638, France 1635). Hungarians and Polish Cossacks were also employed in the same kind of role.

The French guy is, well, French. He also fits the bill for a Three Musketeers style character.

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REN104: Med.cav.morion, back & breast two pistols, (Caballo Coroza)

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REN105: Med.cav.morion, back & breast two pistols, drawn sword, (Caballo Coroza)

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REN101: Medium cavalry, Tabard (French mtd. musketeer)

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REN102: Croat light cavalry

RPP13: Polish Cossack, 2 pistols

RNC3: Cossack Ass. Mtd. Lancer, pistols & arquebus

RPP11: Polish Command pack: Mtd. General & Two Officers

RNC1: Cossack Command pack: Mounted officers

Artillery

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REN57: Artillerymen, assorted (6 per pack)

RR1: Eastern Ass. artillerymen (boots, fur caps, etc) to go with Eastern European armies (6 per pack)

RR2: Turkish Ass. artillerymen (turbans) to go with Turks and other Middle Eastern armies (6 per pack)

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RXE1: Culverin
Perhaps 14 to 20-pounder

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RXE2: Demi Cannon
Perhaps 32-pounder

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RXE4: Saker
Perhaps 5 1/4 pounder

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RXE5: Light cannon (2 per pack)

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RXE7: Galloper Gun

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RXE8: Galloper Gun with horse & rider

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RXE23: Limber and 4 horses

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RXE24: Limber and 4 oxen

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RXE25: Limber and 2 horses in tandem

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RXE9: Eastern heavy bombard with four solid wheels

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RXE10: Eastern medium bombard with four solid wheels

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RXE13: Four oxen team for pulling RXE9 or 10

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RXE12: Eastern light cannon with solid wheels

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RXE15: Light limber for pulling RXE12

Equipment

RXE6: Set of Swedish Feathers (2 per pack)

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RXE14: Gabions (5 per pack)

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RXE3: Two wheeled cart and horse

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RXE16: Coach with four horses and driver and an ECW/30YW General

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RXE11: Eastern European medieval or Renaissance four horse protected wagon

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RXE11a: Eastern European medieval or Renaissance two horse protected wagon

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RXE28: Two horse warwagon/wheeled mantlet with doors for use with a cannon when halted

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RXE29: Two horse war wagon/wheeled mantlet for use with arquebusiers, etc.

Scots and Irish

Scots Covenanter

I’ve left the Scots in because some of the foot figures are useful for Scots or Irish in Swedish Service.

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REN82: Scots Covenanter Command pack:- Sergeants

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REN83: Scots Covenanter Command pack:- Sergeants adv.

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REN80: Scots Covenanter Pikeman, pike upright, assorted heads, halted

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REN81: Scots Covenanter Pikeman, pike 45deg., asstd. heads, advancing.

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REN74: Scots Covenanter Musketeer woth rest & apostles firing

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REN77: Scots Covenanter Musketeer firing

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REN79: Scots Covenanter Musketeer kneeling firing

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REN75: Scots Covenanter Musketeer with rest & apostles, shouldered musket

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REN76: Scots Covenanter Musketeer with rest blowing match

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REN78: Scots Covenanter Musketeer at the ready

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REN84: Scots Covenanter Medium cav., lance, pistol

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REN85: Scots Covenanter Medium cav., pistols

Scots Royalist

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REN86: Scots Royalist Medium cav., two pistols,(bonnet)

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REN87: Scots Royalist Mtd.Musketeer (bonnet) (can be used as Dragoon)

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REN88: Scots Royalist Irish musketeers, asstd.

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REN94: Irish Javelinman (Kern)

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REN95: Irish Archer (Kern)

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REN96: Irish asstd. weapons (Kern)

Highlanders

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REN93: Highlanders Command pack: Chieftains

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REN89: Highlanders Sword and shield (asstd.poses)

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REN90: Highlanders Axemen (asstd. poses)

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REN92: Highlanders Musketeers (asstd. poses) Kilt

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REN92a: Highlanders Musketeers (asstd. poses) trews

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REN97: Highlanders Gallowglass axemen (heavy)

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REN91: Highlanders Bowmen (asstd. poses)

Polish (Late 16th to 17th Century)

RPP11: Polish Command pack: Mtd. General & Two Officers

RPP14: Polish 2 Winged Hussar Lance

RPP14a: Polish 2 Winged Hussar, Lance, 2 pistols

RPP15: Polish 1 Winged Hussar, Lance

RPP15a: Polish 1 Winged Hussar, lance, 2 pistols

RPP18: Polish Rajtar

RPP19: Polish Pancerni bow

RPP19a: Polish Pancerni bow, 2 pistols

RPP19b: Polish Pancerni, 2 pistols, carbine

RPP20: Polish Pancerni, 2 pistols, lance

RPP20a: Polish Pancerni, 2 pistols, lance, shield

RPP12: Polsih Cossack horse archer, drawn sword

RPP13: Polish Cossack, 2 pistols

RPP10: Polish Command pack: 2 officers, 2 std. bearers, 2 drummers

RPP8: Polish Halberdier

RPP9: Polish Spearmen

RPP1: Polish Musketeer 2 handed axe firing

RPP2: Polish Musketeer rest firing

RPP7: Polish Musketeer, helmet, 2 handed axe, firing

RPP3: Polish Musketeer 2 handed axe shoudlered musket

RPP4: Polish Musketeer rest, shouldered musket

RPP5: Polish Arquebusier firing

RPP6: Polish Arquebusier, 2 handed axe, firing

RPP16: Polish Dragoon

RPP17: Polish Dismounted dragoon

RPP17a: Polish Two Dragoon horseholders & four horses

Cossacks (Late 16th to 17th Early Century)

RNC1: Cossack Command pack: Mounted officers

RNC2: Cossack Ass. Mtd. Lancer with bow & shield

RNC3: Cossack Ass. Mtd. Lancer, pistols & arquebus

RNC12: Cossack Command pack: 2 officers, 2 std. bearers, 2 drummers

RNC4: Cossack Pikemen (uniform)

RNC5: Cossack Pikemen ass. dress, mixed poses

RNC6: Cossack Musketeers, 2 handed axe (uniform), firing

RNC7: Cossack Musketeers, 2 handed axe, ass. dress, mixed poses

RNC11: Cossack Ass. two handed axemen

RNC8: Cossack Arquebusier (uniform)

RNC9: Cossack Arquebusier ass. dress, mixed poses

RNC10: Cossack Ass. archers

Spanish Armada and Dutch Revolt

Generals and Staff

MER87: Late-16C Command pack: Mtd General & bodyguard

Cavalry

MER88: Late-16C Lancer 3/4 armour, open face helmet

MER89: Late-16C Mtd. arquebusier

Infantry

MER90: Late-16C Command pack: Foot Officer Std. bearer & drummer

MER92: Late-16C Heavy Pikeman, morion, pike 45deg

MER93: Late-16C Heavy Pikeman, morion, pike forward

MER94: Late-16C Heavy Pikeman, morion, pike up

MER95: Late-16C Medium Pikeman, morion, pike 45deg

MER96: Late-16C Medium Pikeman, morion, pike forward

MER97: Late-16C Medium Pikeman, morion, pike up

MER98: Late-16C Medium Pikeman, hat, pike 45deg

MER99: Late-16C Medium Pikeman, hat, pike up

MER91: Late-16C Swordsman

MER100: Late-16C Musketeer with rest, Morion, hanging sleves, firing

MER101: Late-16C Musketeer with rest, Hat, hanging sleves, firing

MER102: Late-16C Musketeer with rest, Cabasset, padded jacket, firing

MER103: Late-16C Musketeer with rest, Morion, hanging sleves, loading

MER104: Late-16C Musketeer with rest, Hat, hanging sleves, loading

MER105: Late-16C Arquebusier, Morion, advancing

MER106: Late-16C Arquebusier, Hat, advancing

MER107: Late-16C Arquebusier, Morion, shouldered arquebus

MER108: Late-16C Arquebusier, Hat, shouldered arquebus

MER109: Late-16C Assorted Artillerymen (6 per pk. )

MER113: Late-16C English Command pack: Mtd. General & bodyguard

MER114: Late-16C English Command Pack: Foot Officer, std. bearer & drummer

MER110: Late-16C English Demilancer

MER111: Late-16C English Border horse/Light staves

MER112: Late-16C English Mtd. arquebusier

MER115: Late-16C English Archer

MER116: Late-16C English Billman, bill forward

MER117: Late-16C English Billman, bill up

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