Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1:32 Russian Druzhina Leader, Standard-Bearer & Warriors
The Druzhina standard-bearer is well realized, with engraved detailing and a stylized pose. The shield, armor and sword sheath have various sharp engraved detailing that makes the figure pop-out even when unpainted. The rider's standard itself is engraved with a religious icon, popular during this period.
One of the Druzhina is depicted attascking with his lance on a rearing horse. The warrior lacks engraving to represent the popular mail and suggests a warrior of lower rank, wearing fabric armor.
This Druzhina appears to be the leader of this warband, with an arm outstretched as if issuing commands. He wears a mix of chain, fabric/leather and scale mail and his horse furniture is also well detailed with little icons and designs.