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Russian Mounted Archers 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 Russian Mounted Archers are intended for armies from the 15th and 16th Centuries. This is a set of 3D models in three different poses with variations. All models come as both pre-supported and unsupported STL files.

The Russian Mounted Archers of the 15th and 16th centuries were a formidable force, combining the mobility of cavalry with the firepower of archery. They played a crucial role in Russian military campaigns, offering both offensive and defensive capabilities.

Tactics and Strategies: Russian Mounted Archers excelled in mounted archery, using composite bows to deliver precise and deadly shots from horseback. Their tactics involved hit-and-run attacks, harassing enemy forces, and providing mobile fire support. They were skilled at shooting while riding at high speeds, making them a versatile and unpredictable force on the battlefield.

Notable Battles:

Battle of Molodi (1572): The Russian Mounted Archers displayed their remarkable archery skills and agility during this battle against the Crimean Tatars. Their ability to rain down arrows on the enemy while remaining mobile played a crucial role in the Russian victory.

Livonian War (1558-1583): Throughout the Livonian War, Russian Mounted Archers participated in various battles and skirmishes, providing vital ranged support to the Russian forces. Their mobility and archery prowess were essential assets in this protracted conflict.

Historical Events:

Expansion into Siberia: Russian Mounted Archers were often at the forefront of Russia's expansion into new territories, including Siberia. Their ability to cover vast distances and provide reconnaissance and firepower was instrumental in securing and defending newly acquired lands.

Technological Advancements: The 15th and 16th centuries saw advancements in composite bow technology and tactics for mounted archery. Russian Mounted Archers embraced these developments, becoming masters of their craft.

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.