15mm Germanic tribes AVAILABLE NOW!


The Migration Period, also known as the period of the Barbarian Invasions or of the Völkerwanderung ("migration of peoples" in German), was a period of intensified human migration in Europe running from about 376 to 800 AD. Germanic tribes had already started moving out of southern Scandinavia and Germany to the adjacent lands between the Elbe and Oder since 1000 BC. The first wave moved westward and southward (pushing the resident Celts west to the Rhine by about 200 BC) and moving into southern Germany up to the Roman province of Gaul by 100 BC, where they were stopped by Gaius Marius. It is this western group which was described by the Roman historian Tacitus (56–117 AD) and Julius Caesar (100–44 BC). A later wave of Germanic tribes migrated eastward and southward from Scandinavia between 600 and 300 BC; they included lesser known tribes such as the Tencteri, Cherusci, Hermunduri and Chatti. From about AD 166 until 180 the wars against Germanic Marcomanni and Quadi occupied the major part of the reign of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. After a long period of federation and intermarriage all these tribes ended up mixed and grouped into the more familiar groups known as the Alamanni, Franks, Saxons, Frisians and Thuringians. Accordingly these figures are perfect for Early Visigothic, Vandal, Burgundi, Limigantes, Gepid, Frankish, Alamanni, Quadi, Suevi, Rugian Or Turcilingi, Saxon and all others Germanic Tribes between 150 to 450 AD and also as the light troop types for early Ostrogothic, Herul, Sciri or Taifali.

Below you'll find also more heavily armed figures suitable for the later half of the Migration Period, expending the range to the end of the Ostrogothic (553) and Visigothic kingdom (711)

Goths

This range has been sculpted by M. Campagna and currently cover all core troops, but we plan to expand it even further very soon with the addition of a pack of dedicated archers.

Separate horses are provided at random out of nearly a dozen different poses to maximize variation!
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The figures in this range are suitable for the following DBA armies:

  • Code: DBAII/65 - EARLY VISIGOTHIC 200AD – 419AD;
  • Code: DBAII/66 - EARLY VANDAL 200AD-422AD;
  • Code: DBAII/67 - EARLY OSTROGOTHIC, HERUL, SCIRI OR TAIFALI 200AD-493AD;
  • Code: DBAII/70 - BURGUNDI & LIMIGANTES 250AD - 534AD;
  • Code: DBAII/71 - GEPID 250AD-566AD;
  • Code: DBAII/72 - EARLY FRANKISH, RUGIAN OR TURCILINGI ecc. 250AD-493AD;
  • Code: DBAII/73 - OLD SAXON AND OTHERS GERMANIC TRIBES 250AD-804AD;
  • Code: DBAII/82 - LATER VISIGOTHIC 419AD – 621AD;
  • Code: DBAIII/3 - ITALIAN OSTROGOTHIC 493AD – 561AD;

All our15mm figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!

These Army Packs include also figures from our other ranges and baggage for camp as appropriate for each!



Code: DTS1
15mm Germanic Mounted Command

A Germanic Tribe Chief was chosen by the warriors for his fitness to lead them in war. The warriors in turn swore personal allegiance to the chief, and became members of his group of warrior companions. Elective monarchy was thus accompanied by the principle of personal loyalty to one's lord, which later became one of the primary social bonds in medieval European society.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses + one random from DTS2): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS2
15mm Germanic Mounted Nobles

The wealthier (and usually more skilled) German warriors did most of their fighting on horseback. The early Germans were noted by Tacitus for the practice of mixing light infantry with cavalry and this prectice appears to have continued into the Migration Period.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS3
15mm Germanic Foot Command

The Chief, as the strongest and bravest warrior, led by example. His retainers were bound to their lord through a code of loyalty. Tacitus says that "The chiefs fight for victory, their followers fight for their chief".

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS4
15mm Early Frankish Warriors

The Franks were a fusion of western Germanic tribes many of whom soon allied with Rome, thus they fought alongside as well as against Romans until the eventual fall of the Empire. The Franks were the dandies of the German tribes, dressed in tight garments in bright colours, but apparently ruined the effect with their "hairy shoes".

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS5
15mm Early Alamannic Warriors

The Alemanni (meaning 'all men') were an alliance of war bands part of the Suebian confederation situated around the Baltic Sea during the 1st century AD. They soon begun migrating southwards and by the start of the 3rd century they occupied what is now Central and South-Western Germany, Northern Switzerland and the Alsace region. When they requested help from Rome, Emperor Antoninus tried to take advantage of the situation and fighting broke out in 213. The Alemanni lost that encounter but this turn them into implacable adversaries of Rome. Alamanni are described as "dyeing their hair red, according to their custom".

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: LNG10
15mm Early Lombard Warriors

During the migration perod the poorer Longbard unarmoured warriors would still have fought on foot, like all other Germanic tribes to whom they were related. This is supported also by archeological evidence since Lombard graves of this period often contains only spear and (bossed) shield, but the long cavalry sword is missing, the sidearm of choice being a seax, a typical infantry weapon.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!



Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: GOT1
15mm Gothic Mounted Command

Perfect for later leaders like Alaric I who sacked Rome in 410 or Theodoric the Great who invaded Italy in 488 and settled his people there, founding a kingdom which eventually gained control of the whole peninsula!.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses + one random from DTS2): EURO€ 4.90
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: GOT2
15mm Gothic Heavy Cavalry

The Germans became heavily Romanized during the 4th Century. This came about through trade with the Romans, as well as through Gothic membership of a military covenant, which was based in Byzantium and involved pledges of military assistance. Reportedly, 40,000 Goths were brought by Constantine to defend Constantinople in his later reign, and the Palace Guard was mostly composed of Germanic soldiers, as the quality and quantity of the native Romans troops kept declining.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: GOT3
15mm Germanic Foot Command

The 4th Century Greek historian Eunapius described the Goths' powerful build in a pejorative way: Their bodies provoked contempt in all who saw them, for they were far too big and far too heavy for their feet to carry them, and they were pinched in at the waist – just like those insects Aristotle writes of...

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: GOT4
15mm Gothic Heavy Infantry

The Goths increasingly became soldiers in the Roman armies in the 4th Century AD, contributing to the almost complete Germanization of the Roman Army by that time.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS6
15mm Germanic Light Foot

Even as late as the 6th century the Nobles fighting as cavalry were said by the eye-witness Procopius not to have worn metal armour or helmets, but to be protected only by shields and thick jackets. Undoubtedly the poorer warriors fighting om foot would have been even less well equipped. These figures using only light wicker shields and fur jackets as protection are perfect to mix with better equipped foot warriors to depict the less wealthy bulk of the infantry or as skirmishers.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: DTS7
15mm Unshielded Adolescent Skirmishers with javelins

The youngest male members of the tribe would traditionally fight alongside the established warriors, normally taking the role of guerrilla fighters and skirmishers. These figures are also perfect for Herul slaves that accompanied them in battle but were not allowed shields until they had proved themselves brave.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.90
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: 15GOT

This tent is a timeless design of simple field accomodation, such as those used by ancient german nations, so most appropriate for the period before the invasion of Italy. The model is about 38mm wide, 42mm deep and 22mm tall.

15GOT is also available cleaned and primed, based and ready to paint; or as a finished DBM baggage element, painted, based and flocked, ready to play! You can order them here.
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Plain cast: EURO€ 3.50
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Code: 15BYZ


This ridge tent is a typical troop field accommodations as it was used in the Byzantine empire. Tents of this type were undoubtedly captured in large numbers and used after the invasion of Italy. The model is about 33mm wide, 35mm deep and 21mm tall.

15BYZ is also available cleaned and primed, based and ready to paint; or as a finished DBM baggage element, painted, based and flocked, ready to play! You can order them here.


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Plain cast: EURO€ 3.50
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Logistics

For detailing your Lombard camp and baggage scenes we suggest to use
Code LGS2, Code LGS3, Code LGS5,Code LGS6 and Code LGS8