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German Crossbowmen 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, this set of German Crossbowmen is intended for armies from the 15th and 16th Centuries. This set of 3D models includes five variants in three poses. All models come as both pre-supported and unsupported STL files.

In the transitional centuries bridging the medieval and modern eras, the crossbow held a significant position in the arsenals of European militaries. The German states, diverse and often embroiled in both internal and external conflicts within the Holy Roman Empire, relied heavily on crossbowmen. These troops combined the long-established power of the crossbow with German engineering and tactics, setting them apart as formidable marksmen.

German Crossbowmen were typically deployed as skirmishers and support units. Their main role was to weaken or disrupt enemy lines with volleys of bolts before the main force engaged. With their piercing power, they could penetrate even some forms of armor, making them a genuine threat to both infantry and cavalry. Employing pavises (large shields) for protection, they could reload behind cover, ensuring a continuous rain of bolts upon the adversary.

Their presence was marked by several significant conflicts, from the internal struggles of the Holy Roman Empire's principalities to the broader sweep of the Italian Wars. Notably, they played roles in battles such as the Battle of Pavia (1525) and during the turbulent times of the Protestant Reformation.

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.