15mm Sicilian Normans Figures AVAILABLE NOW!


Immigrant Norman brigands first acclimatised themselves to the Italian Mezzogiorno as mercenaries in the service of Lombard and Byzantine factions and were soon sending news back home about opportunities in the Mediterranean. These groups gathered in several places, establishing fiefdoms and states of their own, uniting and elevating their status to de facto independence within fifty years of their arrival. Although Norman mercenaries were fighting in Italy as early as 999, their first battle on their own account was Olivento in 1041 under Arduin, the Lombard lord of Melfi, against the Byzantines. The Norman conquest of southern Italy spanned most of the 11th and 12th centuries and culminated in the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily founded by Roger II in 1130. Unlike the Norman conquest of England (1066), which took a few years after only one decisive battle, the conquest of southern Italy was the product of many decades of bloody fighting and a great number of battles, few of which were decisive. Many territories were conquered independently, and only later were unified into a single state. Compared to the conquest of England it was unplanned and disorganised, but equally complete.

This range has been sculpted by M. Campagna and currently cover most core troops but we plan to expand it even further very soon with the addition of yet more packs, including crossbowmen, Saracen and Berber troops.

Separate horses are provided at random out of over a dozen different poses to maximize variation!
Confused about the Normans in Southern Italy? Find out more in this video! Who were the Normans?






Code: NRM1
15mm Norman Mounted Command

In 1024, Norman mercenaries under Ranulf Drengot were in the service of the Lombard King Guaimar II In 1035, Tancred of Hauteville's three eldest sons (William "Iron Arm", Drogo and Humphrey) arrived in Italy from Normandy. Roger II of Sicily, with the agreement of Pope Innocent II, united the lands he had inherited from his father Roger I of Sicily, the youngest son of Tancred creating the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the Hauteville blood was passed to Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Sicily in 1198.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses + 1 random from NRM3): EURO€ 4.90
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Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by Artur


Code: NRM10
15mm XI-XII C. Italo-Norman Knights and sergeants (Separate horse and riders)

Italo-Normans were the primary Norman mercenaries in the employ of the Byzantine emperors. Many found service in Rome, under the pope, and some went to Spain to join the Reconquista. In 1096, the Normans of Bohemond of Taranto joined the First Crusade and set up the principality of Antioch in the Levant.

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: NRM11
15mm XI-XII C. Siculo-Norman Knights and sergeants (Separate horse and riders)

Siculo-Normans were the Italian-born descendants of the first Norman conquerors who went to southern Italy in the first half of the eleventh century. While maintaining much of their distinctly Norman piety and customs of war, they were shaped by the diversity of southern Italy, by the cultures and customs of the Greeks, Lombards, and Arabs in 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: 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:NRM2
15mm Norman Milites Charging with lance underarm (One piece castings)

Either serving as prized mercenaries in foreign service or following the banners of their own intrepid leaders, the devastating charge of Norman cavalry gained victory on a myriad of battlefields!

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 Artur

Code:NRM7
15mm Norman Milites Charging with separate lance (Separate horse, riders and lances)

Milites charging in the classical poses depicted on the Bayeux tapestry!
Normally Normans would charge in a solid line with the horses as close to each other as possible and lance leveled, but when facing a solid shieldwall like at Hasting they would instead close in individually and hurl their lances from a distance before turning and galloping away.
Separate horses are provided at random out of a dozen different poses to maximize variation.

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 Artur


Code: NRM3
15mm Norman Milites Standing (Separate horse and riders)

In the 11th century, no warrior stood taller than the knights of Normandy. Esteemed as the most dangerous heavy cavalry in Europe, the Normans ventured forth from their northern French duchy to carve out realms from the Scottish Lowlands to the Euphrates River!.
Separate horses are provided at random out of a dozen different poses to maximize variation.

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 Artur


Code: CRL4
15mm German Mercenary Cavalry (Separate horse and riders)

German mercenaries of the 13th C wore heavy armour but fought in deep clumsy wedges. Early Swabians and Bavarians mercenaries were said to be unskilled with the lance and poor horsemen who would rather fight on foot.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (three different poses): EURO€ 4.90
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Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Painted sample on the way!


Code: NRM8
15mm Norman foot command

The Norman milites spent quite a bit of his time fighting on foot. Henry I made good use of dismounted troops at the battle of Tinchebrai in 1106. He was besieging the castle when his brother Robert arrived with an opposing relief force. Henry dismounted a large number of his milites and used them to support the lighter pedites infantry to good effect!

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: NRM9
15mm dismounted Norman milites

Time and again we read of heavily outnumbered Normans smashing a superior enemy force. While this may very well be propaganda we must concede that not all who wrote of these exploits were pro-Norman. We must also remember that unlike most of its opponents Norman cavalry could, and often did, dismount to fight as infantry when the situation required. This tactical flexibility was surely a strong weapon in the Norman arsenal!

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: NRM12
15mm XI-XII C. Norman armoured Pedites or dismounted Milites with spear

While it is true that they were generally less well-equipped than their mounted counterparts, spearmen still played a crucial role on the battlefield.Infantry could, and often did, successfully engaged in combat.

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: 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: NRM5
15mm Norman Pedites, mercenary or Flemish communal spearmen standing

While it is true that they were generally less well-equipped than their mounted counterparts, foot spearmen still played a crucial role on the battlefield.Infantry could, and often did, successfully engaged in combat.

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 Artur


Code: NRM6
15mm Norman Archers

The Bayuex Tapestry illustrates many archers in battle, their role made peraphs most famous by the commonly held opinion that Harold was killed by an arrow through the eye. While this may not necessarily be the actual case in this particular instance, it still speaks volumes about the effectiveness of these troops on the battlefield!

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 Artur


Code: 15BYZ

This ridge tent is a typical troop field accommodations as it was used in the Byzantine empire. Tents of this type were probably issued to the Varangian guard. 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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Code: 15ASX
15mm Geteld

These tents were used in all Europe from the 11th Century onward and therefore are quite suitable for most nations and armies of that period. Our model is scaled for 15mm figures and will fit on a standard 40x40mm DBM baggage base.
More info on this tent model are available here!
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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