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FierceKitty
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« on: 26 January 2021, 03:44:39 AM »

The flailmen pack contains two figures, one swinging his weapon from over his shoulder. Query: is he wearing a kettle helmet or a ploughman's hat? The photo on the sales website has it as a hat, but that wasn't necessarily the scultor's intention. Indeed, it may be a deliberate ambiguity to allow two plausible versions to be painted.

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This aside, Czech movies always show a few sturdy Bohemian women crewing the waggons until (inevitably) they stop a crossbow bolt. Any historical basic for these, or just stories from the age which also gave us St Joan?

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« Reply #1 on: 26 January 2021, 08:14:16 AM »

This aside, Czech movies always show a few sturdy Bohemian women crewing the waggons until (inevitably) they stop a crossbow bolt. Any historical basic for these, or just stories from the age which also gave us St Joan?

There is well documented contemporary observations (from German Crusaders) that Hussite wagon burgs were also defended by armed women - they were armed the same as the men (not sure if they were armoured the same) and fought in mixed formations with the men. Apparently they were just as formidable as the men!
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« Reply #2 on: 26 January 2021, 10:10:18 AM »

I think it's a hat?
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