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battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:01 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

From Wikipedia
In the spring of 1242, the Teutonic Knights defeated a detachment of Novgorodians about 20 km south of the fortress of Dorpat (Tartu). Led by Prince-Bishop Hermann of Dorpat, the knights and their auxiliary troops of local Ugaunian Estonians then met with Alexander's forces by the narrow strait that connects the northern and southern parts of Lake Peipus (Lake Peipus proper with Lake Pskovskoe) on April 5, 1242. Alexander, intending to fight in a place of his own choosing, retreated in an attempt to draw the often over-confident Crusaders onto the frozen lake.
The crusader forces likely numbered around 4,000[citation needed]. Most of them were probably Estonians (Chudes). The Russians fielded around 5,000 men: Alexander and his brother Andrei's bodyguards (druzhina), totalling around 1,000, plus the militia of Novgorod.
According to contemporary Russian chronicles, after hours of hand-to-hand fighting, Alexander ordered the left and right wings of his archers to enter the battle. The knights by that time were exhausted from the constant struggle on the slippery surface of the frozen lake. The Crusaders started to retreat in disarray deeper onto the ice, and the appearance of the fresh Russian cavalry made them run for their lives. When the knights attempted to rally at the far side of the lake, the thin ice began to give way under the weight of their heavy armour, and many knights drowned.
In 1983, a revisionist view proposed by historian John I. L. Fennell argues that the battle was not as important, nor as large, as has sometimes been portrayed. Fennell claimed that most of the Teutonic Knights were by that time engaged elsewhere in the Baltic. He also states that the apparently low casualties suffered by the knights according to their own sources is indicative of the small magnitude of the encounter.[1]
Russian historian Alexander Uzhankov, who cited a number of authors and primary sources, suggested that Fennell distorted the picture by ignoring many historical facts and documents. In order to stress the importance of the battle, he cites two papal bulls of Gregory IX, promulgated in 1233 and 1237, which called for a crusade to protect Christianity in Finland against her neighbours. The first bull explicitly mentions Russia. The kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and the Teutonic Order built up an alliance in June 1238, under the auspices of Danish king Valdemar II. They assembled the larger western cavalry force of their time. Another point mentioned by Uzhakov is the 1243 treaty between Novgorod and the Teutonic Order, where the knights abandoned all claims to Russian lands. Uzhakov also emphasizes, with respect to the scale of battle, that for each knight deployed on the field there were eight to 30 combatants, counting squires, archers and servants.[2]

First images...

Bishop Hermann von tartu
Medieval bishop hermann von tartu
Bishop during battle
Medieval downed horse
Wounded medieval horse
Medieval horse
Medieval warhorse
Medieval horse with blanket


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#2

RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:05 am
by Mich • 462 Posts

Beaux mouvements des chevaux !
Bravo ! Je me réjouis de voir la suite !


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:27 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

I really like the horses as well.


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:56 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

A few more images should be ready within the next days... think that this will be an interesting set


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:17 pm
by toma • 251 Posts

More:










More pics on my blog. Invite you.


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:28 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

G R E A T !!!

looking forward to seeing the complete scene/diorama when ready.


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:34 pm
by toma • 251 Posts

Almost completed.








And a single figs:







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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:13 am
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

G R E A T!


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#9

RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:58 pm
by susofrick • 112 Posts

Very nice! But the guy jumping off the downed horse reminds me a little of Atlantic figures and ESCI's ACW running Union sergeant (with the polo sweater) that he looks at "the camera" rather than where he's going. Not a good idea, cameras weren't invented yet! :-D

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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:28 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

Nope cameras were not invented... but enemies were. If you imagine that this small set is part of the Teutonic knights the moment when they are attacked by the Russian knights and the this guy sees a mounted Russian knight coming straight at him

But that is just how I see it...


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:31 pm
by SamSagace • 289 Posts

Very good work !! perfect for a camera picture !!


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:39 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

Yes and actually the masters are done and hopefully very soon we will be able to share some imgaes of the test shots. This set might be manufactured in resin with metal weapons.


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#13

RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Fri May 03, 2013 7:38 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

Some good news on this set. There have been some problems with the masters and casting, but these should now be solved and the master figures are about to ship to the caster

This will be a great set


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Mon May 06, 2013 3:34 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Excellent News


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RE: battle at Lake Peipus, the decisive moment

in New masters and miniature news from all manufacturers Sat May 11, 2013 7:48 pm
by Valdemar • 2.094 Posts

Hi all,

Last update before the masters will ship to the caster. Only a few weapons and shields needs to be added.

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