Friday, 6 November 2020

Armoured Crossbowmen - Tumbling Dice

8 Bods in 6 poses and loose crossbows.

The shields are from the MiniArt French Knights with Assault Ladders set. 

They are, like the Armoured Longbowmen from TD, they are painted in the colours of John Bourchier. 

Close ups of the 6 different poses.* 

*As ever with TD bods, I can´t say which poses will be repeats or not. 



  1. Lovely painting Paul. I like the colourful livery; Some Aussie archers, oi, oi, oi!
    Regards, James

  2. Another fine bunch of bods to join the medieval collection.

  3. Paul I like the combination of figures and shield. They look chunky and very very well protected but maybe not able to run away so easily or get out of the way of an oncoming horse?

    1. Thanks Norber. Crossbowmen usually had large shields (Pavisen) when in the open as they took a while to reload which made them vulnerable to enemy arrows/bolts. The shields were also made so they could be worn on thier backs, so they could move, fire and while reloading, turn thier back to the enemy.
      As they were ranged weapons they would usually, though not always, be placed among or behind other troop types.