Category Archives: Magister Militum

Kallistra 10mm Viking Huscarls

Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry (left) and Kallistra Huscarls

Kallistra Huscarls (lefft), Magister Militum greater orc, MM ashigaru, and more Kallistra Huscarls

Kallistra Huscarls (left) and Copplestone City Spearmen

Kallistra Huscarls (left) and GW Warmaster Swordmasters of Hoeth

Kallistra Huscarls (left), Eureka Anvil dwarf, Eureka Warspite elf, more Kallistra Huscarls

Old Glory Persian commmand (left) and Kallistra Huscarls

Kallistra 10mm Mongolian Light Cavalry

Kallistra's four different sculpts of Mongolian light cavalry

Kallistra Mongolian light cavalry (left), Copplestone Horse Tribe cavalry, Magister Militum Mongolian heavy cavalry, Kallistra Mongolian light cavalry

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Magister Militum 10mm Greater Orcs w/ Armor

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Magister Militum Mongol, orc, ashigaru

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Magister Militum greater orc warriors with armour, all four variations

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MM greater orc (macro)

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Copplestone half-orcs, MM greater orc, Copplestone orcs

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Copplestone half-orcs, MM greater orc, Copplestone orcs (macro)

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Magister Militum Mongol Heavy Cav, et al

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Magister Militum Mongol, orc, ashigaru

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Magister Militum Mongol heavy cavalry with lance and bow (command model, center)

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MM Mongol heavy cavalry with lance and bow I (macro)

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MM Mongol heavy cavalry with lance and bow II (macro)

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MM Mongol heavy cavalry with lance and bow, command (macro)

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MM Mongol heavy cavalry, Copplestone Horse Tribe cavalry (second from right)

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MM Mongol heavy cavalry, Copplestone Horse Tribe cavalry (macro)

With respects to the size of the Mongol cavalry, Richard of Magister Militum wrote the following in a thread on TMP:

The Mongols and Samurai are the only Medieval figures on the smaller pony horse.

We used a pony for all of the ancient ranges, horse breeding did not really develop the large modern horses we see today until the 10th/11th century AD. There was a deal of variation in anicent horses and the Romans did breed some larger breeds but not in great numbers. Even cataphracts were mounted on stocky ponies, there are references in fact to their horses being particularly small and strong with riders legs almost reaching the ground.

For the medievals onwards we use 4 horses, the pony for stepp type armies, the Samurai who had major problems with horse breeding in sufficient numbers and used ponies and some of the earlier border/fringe horse units in Europe (Bretons etc.) Also Cossacks for the Napoleonics are on ponies. At the moment all of our Crimean cavalry are also on ponies to represent the fact that the British and Russians used local horses for remounts after the first month or so of the war. I am considering doing them on larger horses to represent the early war but the Napoleonics are getting priority right now. Also our early Normans are on the ponies, this could be debated but there is evidence that up to the Norman conquest their cavalry was still quite light, if you want Normans on destriers then the medieval early knights fit perfectly. We then have a standard or light horse which is used for anything that is not a knight. It is also used for light cavalry in the Napoleonic ranges. Finally there are two versions of a heavy horse, one is for knights and heavy cavalry. The other is a thoroughbred which we use for guard or elite cavalry units.

This may seem a bit complicated but we try to be as accurate as we can and this seemed to be the best way to achieve a historical look.

Magister Militum Ashigaru, et al (100mm macro)

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Magister Militum ashigaru

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Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry, MM ashigaru, Copplestone City Guard

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Old Glory Persian command, MM ashigaru, GFI/AIM Persian command

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Eureka elf archer, MM ashigaru, Eureka halfling militia

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Eureka Anvil dwarf, MM ashigaru, Eureka Warspite elf

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GW Swordmasters of Hoeth, MM ashigaru, MM orc

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Magister Militum Ashigaru, et al

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Magister Militum ashigaru with spears & command

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Copplestone City Guard, MM ashigaru, GW Swordmasters of Hoeth

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Copplestone Horse Tribe infantry, MM ashigaru, Old Glory Persian command

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Eureka elf archer, halfling militia, MM ashigaru, AIM/GFI Persian command

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Copplestone half-orcs, MM ashigaru, Copplestone orcs

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Eureka Anvil dwarf, MM ashigaru, Eureka Warspite elf

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Magister Militum Order, Preview II

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Magister Militum Mongol, orc, and ashigaru

I took all the comparison pictures of my recent Magister Militum order with a variety of 10mm models in my collection, and will start uploading them today.

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