Here is an update with some Crusader Miniature crossbowmen, some of them
have been given Perry heads for variety. The trestle gun came with the
Hussite artillery piece from Kingmaker miniatures, the crew are Assault
Group miniatures Spaniards with Perry miniature heads and the luggage is
from Mutineer miniatures.
Garrison Armbrustschütze der Reserve
troops form part of the Reserve corps of the Black Mountain Garrison.
These troops form a vital part of the military structure of Ost
Averland. They serve as part time soldiers manning the garrison
fortresses, most of their numbers coming from men between the ages of
16-40 in the small local towns and farms in the foothills of the Black
Mountains. They are required to maintain their own equipment and undergo
twice yearly training duties after their initial training period, as
well as occasionally rotating to Garrison duty in the mountains.
Although not as fully trained or well equipped as the line troops of the
Garrison, they provide invaluable defensive duty, particularly from the
walls of the Garrison fortresses, and also occasionally in the field.
Reserve troops are not as well equipped as the line troops of the
Garrison. They can be seen wearing partial plate armour, leather and
maille rather than the full plate of the line infantry. The crossbows
used in the field are the claw cranked versions for a more rapid rate of
fire. The trestle gun is being utilized in the field due to the
initiative of it's crew rather then being part of Garrison protocol.