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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Historical background. Part I / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Tło historyczne. Część I (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #1

Hi everyone!The next week, the weather in Poland resembles the hell that awaited the Crusaders at Hattin in 1187. It is an unmerciful heat, the dyes dry up and the swarms of mosquitoes suck your blood.Well, I already have an introduction and with this smooth metaphor I can go to this today's entry ;-))        I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders 3"box, with the title Crusaders.Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part IV. Expedition of Peter the Hermit and Walter without Property (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część IV. Wyprawa Piotra Pustelnika i Waltera bez Mienia (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 1 set #2]

HELLO EVERYONE!I invite you today for the fourth entry related to the folk expedition that preceded the First Crusade.The entries received from V&V Miniatures - the next two from the set "Pilgrims"That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago and Pilgrims 2 box):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.For some time I leave my brothers' painting for ...Crusader knights :)If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe road

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[EN/PL] About Viking runestones / O kamieniach runicznych Wikingów (Warhead Studio Runic Stones #1)

Welcome!I invite you to watch the first runestones that you can find in the Warhead Studio offer. I recently received a package from sets from a polish producer of terrains, scenery and bases, and I must say that it is VERY good.       Described today set divided into two parts. In this version, 3 out of 5 runic stones.Set of Runic Stones casted in resin perfect for those Viking raids in game of Saga, Hail Caesar or other historical games from Dark Ages. Runic Stones can be used as a stand alone piece of terrain, part of bigger diorama, objective or as a scenery piece for a base.I encourage you to look through the expanding range of Warhead Studio:https://warheadstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/WarheadStudio/And a handful of facts. Part IThe runestones were created mainly in the years 200-1100. The runes were also used later in some isolated regions of Sweden and Norway, but the runestones ceased to basically engraved before 1100. They have survived in the entire Nor

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part III The conflict with Hungary (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część III Konflikt z Węgrami (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 1 set #1]

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second entry associated with the first folk crudade, which will be used for models received fromV&V Miniatures. Today first models from "Pilgrims 1" set. That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago and Pilgrims 2 box):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/------------------------------------------------------------------------------The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIPart III The conflict with HungaryThe massacres of Emich made a big impact in Europe. News of them also reached the Volkmar army, already on

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[EN/PL] The Dark shadow of Gilles de Rais / Mroczny cień Gillesa de Rais ( Herman Geizhals, Dunkeldorf's Burgomeister - Dunkeldorf Miniatures)

Hello to everyone!Today, next entry dedicated to minis from the Dunkeldorf Miniatures line, which currently being a Kickstarter and makes 1000% of the standard! I will present the model of Herman Geizhals, mayor of Dunkeldorf, about which you can read something in the following link:Dunkeldorf Kickstarter!The team behind Dunkeldorf consists of Nicki & Nana from King Games (A Miniatures & Hobby webshop based in Denmark), whose vision and ideas of Dunkeldorf are being brought to life in the form of artwork from the talented Mustafa Bekir at Spevna Studios.Awesome sculpts by Sonny Bundgaard.Check also:https://dunkeldorf.eu/https://www.facebook.com/DunkeldorfMiniatures/My Dear Visitor I will focus today in a descriptive version on the French aristocrat and knight Gilles de Rais Gilles de Rais was born probably in September 1405 in Champtocé-sur-Loire. After the death of his parents around 1415, he was under the protection of his godfather, Jan of Craon, a politician and bandi

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Slaughter of the Jews (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Pogrom Żydów (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 2 set #2]

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second entry associated with the first folk crudade, which will be used for models received from V&V Miniatures today. As the first I will unboxing and painting a set of "Pilgrims 2" in two parts.That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Part IIEmich began the crusade of May 3 assault on the Jewish community in Speyer, but the local bishop took the Jews under his protection. As a result, only thirteen members of the commune were killed. The bishop saved the rest.On May 18, the crusaders reached Worms, where Jews

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part II Slaughter of the Jews (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część II Pogrom Żydów (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 2 set #2]

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second entry associated with the first folk crudade, which will be used for models received from V&V Miniatures today. As the first I will unboxing and painting a set of "Pilgrims 2" in two parts.That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/I. The history of first folk crusadePart IIEmich began the crusade of May 3 assault on the Jewish community in Speyer, but the local bishop took the Jews under his protection. As a result, only thirteen members of the commune were killed. The bishop saved the rest.On May 18, the

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[EN/PL] The history of first folk crusade. Part I (1096) / Dzieje I wyprawy ludowej. Część I (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 2 set #1]

Hello everyone!I invite you to the first entry associated with the first folk crudade, which will be used for models received from V&V Miniatures today. As the first I will unboxing and painting a set of "Pilgrims 2" in two parts.That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/And now...The history of first folk crusade, otherwise derived during the First Crusade mass migration of peasants, poor, small knights and common criminals ( from Germany and southern France), initiated under the influence of the speech of Pope Urban II by Peter of Amiens, known as "Peter the Hermi

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[EN/PL] The history of first folk crusade (1096) / Dzieje I wyprawy ludowej (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 2 set #1]

Hello everyone!I invite you to the first entry associated with the first folk crudade, which will be used for models received from V&V Miniatures today. As the first I will unboxing and painting a set of "Pilgrims 2" in two parts.That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/And now...The history of first folk crusade, otherwise derived during the First Crusade mass migration of peasants, poor, small knights and common criminals ( from Germany and southern France), initiated under the influence of the speech of Pope Urban II by Peter of Amiens, known as "Peter the Hermi

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[EN/PL] Landsknechts V: Wir sind des Geyers Schwarzer Haufen / We are Florian Geyer's Black Company / Jesteśmy Czarnym Hufcem Geyera

Hello everyone!The first historical entry on DwarfCrypt in the new year today. I return to one of my favorite topics- Landsknechts.I will take a closer look at the Black Company by Florian Geyer and show three new soldiers painted for the occasion. Other entries related to this multicolored formation can be found below:I. Sacco di Roma / The Sack of Rome / Złupienie Rzymu (1527)II. Landsknechts II: Dopplesoldiers / Landsknechci - Podwójnożołdacy (Artizan Designs)III. Landsknechts III: Regiment (Warlord Games)IV. Landsknechts IV: Recruitment / Rekrutacja (Warlord Games)The original German name of the Black Company was Schwarzer Haufen. The term Schwarz (black) pointed out the ideological distance of the company from the large peasant army at that time, which called itself the Heller Haufen (Hell meaning "light-colored"). Black Lancknechts probably also distinguished black elements of uniforms. The German word Haufen was the name the peasants gave to their armed companies.   

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[EN/PL] Deus vult! About Templar Knights / Bóg tak chcę! O Templariuszach (Stronghold-Terrain)

"Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam!" (Ps. 115,1 )Hello everyone. Today at the DwarfCrypt, post dedicated to the Templars. It is probably one of the most recognizable knight order of the day crusade and not only (well, i Poland more popular only the Teutonic Knights, because a years of bloody wars with them).Courtesy of Stronghold-Terrain for today's entry I used a limited metal crusader model (Raimund of Toulouse), which the manufacturer joins the order with the manual for the SAGA: Age of Crusades (German edition).From the source I know that the mini will be available in normal sales from next week.I think that I fit in perfectly with the army of the Crusaders, Brothers in Arms, as a priest and commander.I recommend!https://stronghold-terrain.de/en/https://www.facebook.com/Stronghold.de/And now...The Templar knights, the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (Fratres Militiae Templi, Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis) were a medieval knight's

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[EN/PL] The Story of Brian Boru / Historia Briana Śmiałego (Footsore Miniatures)

Hello everyone!I return today to the colorful history of early Medieval Ireland and give another story about the retreat, bravery and deeds that are permanently inscribed in the pages of the history of the Green Island.The models painted today, the army standard bearer and Brian Boru come from one of my favorite producers of metal historical minis - Footsore Miniatures.The banner is the work of Little Big Men Studios.BRIAN BORU - THE LAST GREAT HIGH KING OF IRELAND: The line between Irish Legend and Irish Myth has often been blurred, especially as the retelling of heroic deeds has been passed on through generations.        Brian Boru was no legend although his life deeds were legendary. He was very much a real man and was in fact the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps the greatest military leader the country has ever known.        Brian Boru was born Brian Mac Cennétig. He mother was sister to the mother of Conor, the King of Connaught. His

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[EN/PL] Björn Ironside. An untold story / Björn Żelaznoboki. Historia prawdziwa (Stronghold-Terrain)

Welcome!Today I come back to the theme of the Vikings, breaking the next figure. Some time ago I presented you the true story of Halfdan the Black, and today I invite you to the saga about Björn Ragnarsson.Although I like the character of the viking created by the actor Alexander Ludwig in the Vikings series, I have to say with a heartache that about 90% of it is a figment of writers.The fate of the real Björn (if we can believe sagas and stories) looked completely different...Today's sponsorship is Stronghold-Terrain, which has many excellent original figures, including Björn Ragnarsson, described today.The model is made of white metal and is modeled on the 4-5 season from the Vikings series. The miniature consists of three parts: bodies, hands with ax and shield.And I think it's sweeping!Visit Stronghold-Terrain and FB And now...Björn Ironside was a legendary king of Sweden who lived sometime in the 9th century. Viking is said to have been the first ruler of the Munsö dynasty.A powe

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[EN/PL] Jarl Sigvaldi Strut-Haraldsson (Footsore Miniatures)

Hello everyone!It was long time since entry about  Vikings, which is why I invite you to a story about one Jomsviking. A man who was evil and two-faced, with a wicked character.  Welcome to the story of Jarl Sigvaldi.To today's entry I prepared a special miniature received from Footsore Miniatures specializing, among others, in figurines from "dark ages" but not only. If you do not know it yet, check them out! Jarl Sigvaldi was the semi-legendary chieftain of the fabled Jomsvikings and commander of their stronghold - Jomsborg. He succeeded Palnatoke as the leaders of the Jomsvikings in the late 10th century. The character of Sigvaldi remains largely enigmatic. As a leader, he was said to be more wily than brave despite leading such a powerful force,       Sigvaldi Strut-Haraldsson was the son of Jarl Strut-Harald, who ruled over the Danish territory of Scania and the brother of Thorkell the Tall, And cousin to Swedish Jarl Wiffen.  In order to win Astrid, th

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