Michal Ci
emniewski's

EARLY POLISH (1201-1335 AD)
(DBA III/62b)

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My Early Polish army is made of 25mm Old Glory Miniatures with a few Essex exceptions [LH, Ps, General element]. The biggest change to the army list from my Early Polish (a) army is that I have used crossbows instead of bows.

During “Rozbicie Dzielnicowe” (in XIII Poland was divided into districts ruled by King Boleslaw Krzywousty's sons) the Polish army developed. Cavalry was no longer a supporting unit. Mounted feudal lords become the core of the army. Tarczownicy – basic foot soldiers – were still in use. Crossbow (samostrzał) was first used in Poland in 1109 during the siege of Glogow and afterwards become as popular as the bow.

King Boleslaw (3Kn/Gen)

Pancerni (3Kn)

Tarczownicy with spears (4Sp)

Axmen (4Bd)

Crossbowmen (4Cb)

Light Horsemen (2Lh)

Also see Michal's

Early Polish A-List Army
Burg Wall camp
Bolkow Castle camp
Early Polish Barker-Marker.


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Last Update: 31 Oct. 2007

My thanks to Michal Ciemniewski for sharing these shots.
Questions, comments, and feedback welcome.
Send input to Chris Brantley at IamFanaticus@gmail.com.