15mm Lombards Figures AVAILABLE NOW!


 

The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence the alternative names Langobards and Longobards) were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe who settled in the valley of the Danube and from there invaded Byzantine Italy in 568 under the leadership of Alboin. They established a Lombard Kingdom, later named Kingdom of Italy, which lasted until 774, when it was conquered by the Franks. The fullest account of Lombard origins, history, and practices is the Historia gentis Langobardorum (History of the Lombards) of Paul the Deacon, written in the 8th century. Paul's chief source for Lombard origins, however, is the 7th-century Origo Gentis Langobardorum (Origin of the People of the Lombards). The Origo tells the story of a small tribe called the "Winnili" dwelling in southern Scandinavia (Scadanan). The first mention of the Lombards occurred between AD 9 and 16, by the Roman court historian Velleius Paterculus, who accompanied a Roman expedition as prefect of the cavalry. Paterculus described the Lombards as "more fierce than ordinary German savagery." Tacitus counted the Lombards as a Suebian tribe, accordingly these figures are also perfect for Early Frankish, Alamanni, Quadi, Suevi, Rugian or Turcilingi and also as the heaviest types for early Ostrogothic, Herul, Sciri or Taifali.
This range has been sculpted by M. Campagna and offers all options from the origin until 774 after which the Lombards adopted Frankish equipment and tactics, for them please use Carolingian Frankish figures.

Separate horses are provided at random out of nearly a dozen different poses to maximize variation!
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Code: LNG1
15mm Lombard Mounted Command

In 560 a new, energetic king emerged: Alboin, who defeated the neighbouring Gepidae, made them his subjects, and, in 566, married the daughter of their king Cunimund, Rosamund. In the spring of 568, Alboin led the Lombards, together with other Germanic tribes (Bavarians, Gepidae, Saxons) and Bulgars across the Julian Alps to invade northern Italy.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses + 1 random from LNG3): 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:LNG2
15mm Gasindi and Noble Knights (One piece castings)

Lombard Noble cavalry fought charging with lance grasped in two hands, using small round shields that can be slinged on the back.

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 M. Boetti


Code: LNG3
15mm Gasindi and Noble Knights (Separate horse)

Gastaldi were lesser nobles, nominated (and dismissed) by the king, administering his possessions and representing him in the various territories to which they were appointed. Gasindi were retainers of the Lombard kings and dukes.

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 M. Boetti


Code: LNG4
15mm Mounted Followers (One piece casting)

It has been suggested that the "Italian" drill exercise in the Strategikon may derive from Lombard practice, implying a front line of armoured nobles followed by a 2nd line of more lightly equipped followers to protect against flank attacks or close eventual gaps appearing in the first line.

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 M. Boetti


Code: LNG5
15mm Mounted Followers (Separate horse)

The Suevi and part of the Heruls settled in Pannonia were subdued by the Lombards in 526 and groups of these people as well as of Bavarians, Gepids, Bulgars and Sarmatians also migrated with the Lombards to Italy. These are generally considered incorporated in the Lombard ranks rather then fielded as separate groups.

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 M. Boetti


Code: LNG12
15mm XI-XII C. Italo-Lombard Communal Knights (Separate horse and riders)

The Lombards of Sicily, coming from the Northern Italy, settled the central and eastern part of Sicily during the Norman conquest of Sicily. After the marriage between the Norman Roger I of Sicily with Adelaide del Vasto, descendant of the Aleramici (a prominent Lombard family of Frank origin), many Lombard colonisers left their homeland, in the Aleramici's possessions in Piedmont and Liguria, to settle on the island of Sicily.

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 Ruben Torregrosa


Code: LNG6
15mm Lombard Foot Command

"It is better to maintain liberty by arms than to stain it by the payment of tribute."
(Answer of the Winnili chieftain to the demands of the Vandals).
All Lombard command packs comes with a separate sprue of optional windsock standards. There is no hard evidence for these, but it has been claimed that the "snake" was the totemic animal of the Lombards and they used to carry it along on their necks as their amulet. In 1295, when Matteo Visconti took possesion of Milan and named himself its Lord he adopted the snake ("biscione") as his family's emblem. Matteo realized that he needed a legendary background on which to ground its new power and self-nominated himself heir to Lombards history and traditions. He asked the Court writers to invent the history of the Visconti's as true descendants of the Lombards. Thus, heroic legends flourished and the palace heraldist were ordered to reelaborate the topic of the snake, so that it could be turned into the emblem of the dinasty. The biscione later appeared also in the coats of arms of the House of Sforza, and is still in use as the emblem of the city of Milan, as a symbol or logo by the football club Internazionale and by Alfa Romeo.

Pack of 8 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 M. Boetti


Code: LNG7
15mm Dismounted Lombard Knights

The Strategikon says that Lombard cavalry frequently dismount and charge impetuously without discipline whether mounted or on foot!

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: LNG8
15mm Lombard Urban Militia

Soon after the conquest of Italy the Lombard armies begun to include contingents of town militia infantrymen. Later (11th century onward) Italy saw the rise of independent cities able to fund whole armies of such urban militia, which by then had evolved into a very effective combat force, sometimes even defying the traditional feudal aristocracy...

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: LNG13
15mm XI-XII C. Communal Militia Spearmen

Communal troops were the militias of vassal Italian cities. During the 11th century in Italy a new political and social structure begin to emerge around the medieval communes many of which will eventually develop to the form of city states in the following centuries.

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 Ruben Torregrosa


Code: LNG9
15mm Lombard Shielded Archers

8th-century laws, perhaps codifying older practice, define all the Lombard foot as shielded archers. Archers were drawn from the lowest classes of free Lombards, including freed serfs, and their graves often contained only arrows.

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: LNG10
15mm Lombard Warband

During the migration perod and the Pannonian wars the poorer unarmoured warriors may 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: LNG11
15mm Lombard Throng Peasant Levy

The freemen of the Lombard kingdom were far more numerous than in Frankland, especially in the eighth century, when they are almost invisible in the surviving documentary evidence for the latter. They were exercitales and viri devoti, that is, soldiers and "devoted men" (a military term like "retainers"); they formed the levy of the Lombard army and they were, if infrequently, sometimes called to serve, though this seems not to have been their preference!

Pack of 8 figures (five 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: 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