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1:72 Austrian Musket.+Pikemen 17th cty

SKU: 500788061

Article number: 500788061
Product: 1:72 Austrian Musket.+Pikemen 17th cty

Parts: 48
Size: 2,5 cm

Kit consists of 45 figures in 12 different poses.

Since the middle of the XV century the Austrian family of Habsburgs had been chosen invariably for the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. In connection with the Turkish invasion of the Central Europe importance of the House greatly increased. Since the XVI till XVIII century in opinion of contemporaries they were like a shield protected the Western Europe from incursion of Moslems. In the first half of the XVII century the Austrian infantry had been organized in accordance with directions given by Morris von Nassau, who was founder of the Netherlands army which was the most progressive during that time. Infantry battalion had been included 550 persons. 250 pike- men were in the center of formation, 240 musketry were in positions at flanks and 60 were in the line of skirmishers. Skirmishers were to fire during countermarch, and that required a highest skill and coherence of actions of soldiery, but at the same time it was a way to keep the strength of continuous fire. In case of threat from cavalry musketry were to shelter behind ranks of pikemen without breaking of formation. On a battlefield battalions had been arranged in three echelons similar to battle formation of the Roman legions. Such arrangement had been given no obstructions during maneuvering of separate detachments and had been allowed to give a support to each other in necessity.

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Austrian Musketeers and Pikemen, 17th century
in scale 1:72

1:72 Samuray Warriors-Infantry

SKU: 500788017

Article number: 500788017
Product: 1:72 Samuray Warriors-Infantry

Size: 2,4 cm
Parts: 44

The samurais (the military servants) were a Japanese privileged military estate. They lived according to their own code of honor, the bushido, the word meaning "the way of warrior". The main aim of the samurai was faithful service to his master, daime (prince) or a shogun (a military leader in Japan). The most spread weapons were the bow and the spear (yari). The sword was also a very important part of the samurai's armament. The most desperate and fine swordsmen were samurais armed with the nodati, a long two-handled sword. Even experienced warriors could hardly resist their attacks. Some samurais could use the naginata, a sword fastened to a long wooden stick. Masterly warriors combined a powerful hit of the long sword in attack and its defense qualities. But not only samurais took part in marches and battles. Many daimes recruited peasants, work-ing on their land, who wanted to take a military career, and taught them. These troops were called "ashigaru" (light-feeted) because they were lightly armored and could move quickly on the battle-field. In the middle of the XVI century there appeared fire weapons in the Japanese armies, harquebu- siers. This weapon was used both by samurais and ashigaru. It took only several days to teach a former peasant how to use a harquebus, so Shootings table later mostly ashigaru were armed with it. Each daime created his own army fighting with his flag. Each warrior had a special sign with her daime's coat of arms on his back. Noble samurais guarded their daime or served as junior commanders in his army. They had the strongest armor and were better warriors.

Samuray Warriors-Infantry

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