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Anglo-Scots Billmen STLs

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These are DIGITAL files meant for 3D printing. They ARE NOT physical miniatures!

Sculpted by the incomparable Erramir Orlan of Peculiar Companions, these Anglo-Scots Billmen are intended for armies from the 15th and 16th Centuries. This set 3D models comes with two poses and four variations of each. All models come as both pre-supported and unsupported STL files.

Billmen were a mainstay of Late Medieval armies in western Europe, and particularly the British Isles. This was largely due to the relative affordability and ease of equipping and training a group of men in their use. Indeed, the bill was originally an agricultural tool that many men would likely own and be familiar with. Agricultural bills consisted of a rounded blade mounted to a pole, used to cut tree limbs. Military bills accentuated the rounded blade into a hook, excellent for dragging a man off a horse, and added a stabbing blade which gave it the properties of a spear as well. Later versions added a spike horizontal to the pole which could be used to puncture armor with a downward swing.

Particularly wealthy lords might keep on some of the more skilled billmen as retainers, but the majority were levies, called up in time of war to serve for a specific campaign. This was a common way for a lord to fulfill their feudal requirements after mustering as many archers as they could. Billmen featured prominently in the Wars of the Roses, the Anglo-Scottish Wars of the 15th-16th Centuries, as well as many other smaller conflicts in the period.

Printing at 100% resolution will yield a true 28mm miniature. Prints at 105% are slightly more in scale with Perry Miniatures and 110% prints will be in a compatible scale with Warhammer Fantasy miniatures.