Avars, including Bulgar and Slav Subjects
The Avars, for their part, are scoundrels, devious, and very experienced in military matters.
Avar noble painted and based by .
Cunning, ruthless, technologically advanced invaders from Central Asia, the Avars burst upon the scene in Europe in the sixth century AD, driving in their path the Slav tribesmen they would conquer and use as "cannon fodder" in their incessant wars of pillage and conquest. The Byzantines at first treated with them as they may other nomads who wandered onto the stage of European politics, but they soon learned that the Avars were nomads of a different order. |
In their ranks were peoples they had conquered, especially large numbers of Bulgars, who initially adopted Avar dress and equipment on a wide scale.
These models represent the Avars from the summit of their rule in Europe, the First Khaganate of Bayan. Such was the brilliance of their arms that they influenced their enemies forever -- for instance, they arguably introduced stirrups to Europe, and the equipment of their heavy cavalry in particular was frequently mimicked, including by the Byzantines, who openly admitted to doing so.
These models may also be suitable for other Asiatic peoples of the time, as the Avars did not develop their arms and equipment in a vacuum.
Sculpted by Tony Aldrich.
|KM-900||Avar Armoured Lancers, Front-Armoured Horses (x 3)|$3.29
|KM-900a||Avar Armoured Lancers, Unarmoured Horses (x 3)|$3.29
|KM-901||Avar/Bulgar Unarmoured Horse Archers, Unarmoured Horses (x 3)|$3.29
|KM-902||Avar Command, Commander and Draco Bearer, Front-Armoured Horses (x 2)|$2.29
|KM-902a||Avar Command, Commander and Draco Bearer, Unarmoured Horses (x 2)|$2.29
|KM-903||Slav Subject Javelinmen with Small Shields, Scurrying Forward (x 12)|$6.49
|KM-903W||Slav Subject Javelinmen Warband (x 24)|$11.99
|KM-903H||Slav Subject Javelinmen Horde (x 48)|$22.29
|KM-904||Slav Subject Archers, Skirmishing (x 12)|$6.49
|KM-905||Horses with No Furniture for Horse Herds, Standing (x 6)||$2.99||Being Sculpted|