French Crossbowman, Formigny, 1450
42.00€ (34.71€ without tax )
Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Marc Masclans
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 75 mm
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:
– This fantastic sculpt of Oriol Quin is full of interesting details and textures, portraying a weary but well equipped professional soldier of the age.
– The miniature’s elements allow plenty of options for painting and many possible environments and situations to portray.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) was a particularly active period in a conflict that had existed between the kingdoms of France and England since 1066. The origin of it was the claims that England’s ruling family, the House of Plantagenet had over the throne of France.
The later stage of the war, once past the former glorious battles of Poitiers, Crecy, and Agincourt that brought o much renown to the English armies, was characterized for a predominance of the French. After the huge centralizing efforts of King Charles VII and the development of artillery, that allowed taking strongholds that would have resisted months in a matter of days, the English lost more and more ground until they were finally defeated in larger engagements, like the Battles of Formigny (1450) or Castillon (1453). After that, the English left their claims on Normandy forever.
Besides the Artillery, another development in the art of war was the use of huge pavises by archers and crossbowmen that allowed a much more effective use during sieges. Our figure carries such configuration of equipment and can be painted in many diverse ways. For our version, we have chosen a decoration that pays homage to Jean d’Arc, the martyr that was so inspirational for the French army in the latest part of the war.