Last week, I ordered the first figures for this project and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. They are all from 15mm.co.uk, the first time I have used this supplier.
I got six of the following bowmen. Only 2 are needed for the first scenario, but the game needs 6 in total, so I thought I'd buy them all at the same time:
My first break from the counter depictions, was the choice to buy peasants with pitchforks instead of staffs (or should that be staves?). Basically I just think it looks a lot better! I needed 3 of these.
The next 'deviation' was my choice to buy peasants with flails instead of ones with swords. I struggled to find ones with swords and felt the flails were quite appropriate. Also, the ones with swords didn't have a significantly higher attack value than the ones armed with a staff, so I decided it was not a big deal. 3 of these went in the shopping basket.
Another issue came up when I saw that 3 of the peasants were armed with swords and bucklers. Unlike the sword/flail substitution, I could not really justify a switch in this case as the counters armed thus have a higher defence value than the other peasants. I opted for a figure which, although not technically a peasant, should be okay when painted up in 'peasanty' colours. Again, 3 of these were required.
If there was a single good reason for going with the range offered at 15mm.co.uk, it was that they offered two figures which were exactly what I required.
The peasant by the name of 'Gam' is armed with a polearm and it just so happens that 15m.co.uk sell a peasant armed with a bill. Perfect for what I wanted. Gam is a bit of a powerhouse among the peasants, with a whopping 7 strength. Such a character deserves a figure to match.
Similarly, Gobin has a unique depiction for a peasant, being a stout fellow with a large club. Although the figure I found was not of particularly robust physique, it did have a club, and that was good enough for me.
So that covers all 11 peasants and 6 shortbowmen. Looking forward to getting on with painting these when they arrive!