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The Late Medieval Period
(c 1500s)
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PLAYMOBIL® TOY SOLDIER ARMIES
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.Visit David Donachie's website for more Medieval Playmobil:
http://www.teuton.org/~stranger/

Over the years, Playmobil has produced toy soldiers from several different periods of history. Some have lent themselves very well to HG Wells Little Wars. We have called them the gunpowder armies and we've grouped our favorites into five somewhat vague historical periods.

  • The Late Medieval Period (c 1500s) - Knights and Landsknechts
  • The Musketeer Period (c 1600s) - Thirty Years War and English Civil War
  • The Tricorne Period (c 1700s) - Seven Years War and American Revolution
  • The Shako Period (c early 1800s) - Napoleonic, War of 1812 and Mexican War
  • The Victorian Era (c late 1800s) - American Civil War and Imperial Colonialism

The Late Medieval period of our Gunpowder Armies begins sometime around the 1500s and continues up to the 1600s.

Cannon were used in the 1400s. So, with a little imagination and a slight stretch of historical fact, we could create an interesting army of Heraldic Knights, colourful Landsknechts, and mobile field Artillery. Playmobil has also created some wonderful catapults that can be made to actually work. Watch for a future article about operating catapults in the HowTo section of Garden Wargaming.

We are very fortunate to be able to bring you the fine work of Ken Callebaut. The following photographs beautifully illustrate Ken's incredible collection of Playmobil figures, buildings, scenery and equipment from the Medieval Period. We hope that this is only the beginning and that we will see many more of Ken's fantastic photographs. You can write to Ken at kencallebaut@hotmail.com.


Medieval Army

A Room in the Castle

Empty Armour

Medieval Fortress
 
Medieval Street at Night

Into the Darkness ...
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Visit Julie's marvelous Medieval site by clicking on the image above!

Click HERE to see what Playmobil has offered the Medieval Period Garden Wargamer in the past and what they have available today.

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