About 15 years ago, I bought three Doug Miller Landsknecht figures (yes the author of the old Osprey Landsknect book), through the Michigan Toy Soldier Company if memory serves. I then found Doug's old website on line but by the time I had spare funds, it was gone. This spring I was surprised to receive an email from Doug saying that he had heard that I was looking for more of his figures. I didn't ask him how he knew but a BIG thank you to whoever tipped him off and gave him my email.
|1525 (Doug Miller ) and Elastolin recruits.|
Anyway, when I got home from visiting family yesterday, the package was waiting on the kitchen table (Of course). I still don't have ample funds and don't realllly need more 16thC figures but do have a box full of Elastolin kits that I got cheap, BUT they are mostly duplicates of a few very active poses rather than the nice, useful, standing or advancing figures. The 1525 range fits very nicely with Elastolin, as was Doug's intent, and apart from the pleasure of building custom figures and painting them, even a few will help me move forward with building an Imperial army that can stand up to the French without relying on English allies. It'll also help grow my collection of civilians, supply trains and character figures.
|Doug was quite flexible about mixing etc so I bought a few more of the armoured horses so that I will finally be able to add a small but much needed reinforcement for my gensdarmes.|
His illustrated catalogue can be viewed at https://1525miniatures.net and orders placed through the contact page. The dioramas in the gallery are well worth viewing even if 40mm 16thC isn't your thing.
|Doug Miller 1525 range commander and arquebusier figures with Elastolin trumpeter, horses and arquebusiers.|