Curteys Miniatures are always adding to their ranges and have some new offerings in the Arthurian / Dark Age and Medieval ranges that may be of use.
The Arthurian period is supported by some personalities on horseback. We have a two figure pack representing King Arthur and a standard bearer with a draco banner. Arthur wears a golden helm and holds Excalibur aloft as he charges home, with his standard bearer riding alongside.
The other pack is an Early Saxon Warlord, again with standard bearer and Saxon sword held high, also at the charge. Both pack are quite dynamic and have the right weapons and equipment for the period.
Moving on from the Dark Ages, we fast forward to the 13th century and look at some Medieval personality figures. We start at the top with MEC03, King Richard I in mail armour, cloak and surcoat, looking very regal with his face covered by mail armour but surmounted by a helmet with crown. This is a mounted figure, with a galloping, unbarded horse, plus a choice of axe of sword and a kite shaped shield to place in this dynamic warrior king’s hand.
The other figure is a mounted Bishop, complete with a walking pose barded horse, a ‘heater’ shield and a choice of either a mace or axe. The figure is depicted in ‘mid-swing’, a ‘battling Bishop’, clad in mail armour, surcoat and short cloak, with a full face helm surmounted by a Bishop’s mitre. There’s a fair sense of action here, although the horse is quite static in comparison. Nevertheless, another very characterful miniature.
As always from Curteys, these are all well sculpted miniatures that accurately represent their subjects. With such a wide number of different range, the Curteys and associated 1st Corps website is worth visiting for those looking for any miniatures representing the ancient past to the far-flung future.