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New Products



New Products


We would like to present new sets for Ottoman Empire, Muscovites and Cossacks, that will be
available for sale from next Monday. They will be send out to shops and also can ordered in
our online store.

 

 

Muscovite light artillery


Set of light guns for the Muscovite army. The set allows you to field 3 guns – two 1.5 pound
falconets and one 4-pounder. For the falconets use the small gun carriage (including the characteristic
Muscovite triangular gun carriage) and barrels, for the 4-pounder use the largest barrel and gun carriage.
The set includes also 6 artillerymen and a set of additional elements (barrels, artillery tools etc.)

 





Ottoman light artillery



Set of light guns for the Turkish army. The set allows you to field 3 guns – one 300-dirhem darbzen
and  two 1-oka darbzens. For the 300-dirhem darbzen use the small gun carriage and the smallest
of 3 barrels, for the 1-oka darbzens use the larger gun carriages and the 2 larger (ornamented)
barrels. The set includes also 6 artillerymen and a set of additional elements (barrels, artillery tools etc.)






Plastuny


Plastuny: the name of those scouts derives from the word meaning to lie flat on the ground. These
small groups of scouts operated within enemy territory gathering information and getting prisoners.
During night operations they blackened their faces and hands with wood-tar. They were armed
with a mix of various weapons. In order to retain mobility they kept their equipment to minimum.
They had sabers and long rifled firearms. Those moloitsy usually avoided combat and restricted
themselves to reconnaissance operations, disorganizing the enemy and attempts to shoot enemy
commanders.


Also we would like to present two scenery sets from ‘By Fire and Sword’ range:

Outbuildings


What would a farm be without a barn, a stables, a henhouse or a pigeon loft? For all of
you wanting to supplement your farms this set is a must.

The set includes:

  • pigpen
  • stables
  • henhouse
  • pigeon loft




Roadside crosses and shrines



An inherent element of the landscape of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and
the whole Europe. What would a crossroads be without a cross or a forest glade
without a shrine?

 



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By Fire and Sword in English

 

 

1. By Fire and Sword in English

The English version is approaching fast. The translation is coming to an end and intensive

proofreading is underway. Typesetting of the first two parts of the rulebook, Introduction and

Rules, already started. We are planning to publish the English in next year.

Soon we will show you a preview of the English version of the rulebook.

2. Upcoming Products:

The Ottoman Empire Skirmish Set

The Ottoman Empire Skirmish Force is a great set for the beginning of your adventure

with “By Fire and Sword”. The set includes a small skirmish force from European provinces –

one of the variants of an Ottoman Skirmish Force – that allows playing the game at Skirmish

Level. The set includes a Sanjakbey, a unit of Sipahi with lances; three units of Sipahi and

two units of light cavalry (Gonullu or Besli).

 

 

Polish Light Artillery

 

 

Cossack light artillery

 

 

Swedish light artillery

 

 

Petyhorcy – medium Lithuanian cavalry armed with half-lances or spears. They wore chain-mails, mail
coifs and hand-guards. It was a universal formation able both to conduct reconnaissance and flanking
operations as well as to make frontal charges in support of winged hussars.

 


Order markers for every army:

 

Polish Commonwealth - counters set

 

 

Crimean Khanate - counters set

 

 

Swedish Kingdom - counters set

 

 

Ottoman Empire - counters set

 

 

Moscow - counters set

 

 

Cossacks -counters set

 

 

 



3. Cossack Wagon-Train and Swedish Dragoons

After the Cossack wagon-train edition was sold out we decided to make some changes to it. This means an

addition of new sculpts of the wagons. The remade wagon-train will arrive at our store about the 15th September.

Swedish dragoons set was also remodeled. New, slightly modified dragoon figures will be sold in the following sets:

Swedish Dragoons
Swedish Dragoon Company
Swedish Skirmish Force

Those sets will be unavailable until the 15th of September.

4. The Cossack Skirmish Set

The Cossack Skirmish Set will be arriving with the next news:

 

 

5. Terrain

 

Thanks to the start up of the new foundry for out terrain elements, apart from restarting the production

of the old range, we will also be introducing some new sets. These include the long awaited


Noble’s Manor 1
Noble’s Manor 2
Watermill
Chapel and Roadside Crosses

 

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New „By Fire and sword” sets

 

A few new „By Fire and sword” sets have just been delivered to the stores! Those of you who

play the Muscovites, or would like to start playing the Kingdom of Sweden fraction will be

particularly excited!

I. Muscovite High Command

The Muscovite army was commanded by the tsar himself. However, during campaigns

trusted voivodes, appointed by the ruler, led in his stead. They were granted the title

of the first voivode and commanded the so called great regiment. Voivodes’ regiments

(equivalents of a division) were commanded by voivodes. Ordinary regiments (pulk) were

led by colonels called golova. In new pattern regiments the officer corps was similar to the

one in Western European armies – regiments were commanded by colonels (oberst) or

lieutenant colonels.

 

 

 

 

II. Muscovite Reiters

Muscovite Reiters – this formation was created in Moscow in 1632, however it did not

appear in larger numbers until after 1654, during the war with Poland and Lithuania.

The reiters were the main strike force of Muscovite cavalry in the second half of the

17th Century. It was organized according to Western European model; also many

of the officers were foreigners. Units were disciplined, well trained and armed – mostly

with imported weapons. Reiters were equipped with long firearms (arquebuses),

a pair of pistols and a backsword or saber. Armor included a metal Western pattern

helmet and a breastplate.

 

 

III.Sweden Kingdom Skirmish

Swedish Skirmish Set is a great start for everyone who wants to begin an adventure

with "By Fire and Sword". The set includes the basis of a Detachment – one of the

variants of a Swedish skirmish force. It lets you play at this level of the game.

The set includes a Colonel, two Reiter companies, two Dragoon companies

and a 3pdr regimental gun with crew.

Reiters were the basic Swedish cavalry unit in the 17th century. National reiters – Swedish

and Finnish did not use any armor in this period and wore only a leather jerkin.

On their heads they wore felt hats instead of the much more expensive helmets.
Their armament included a pair of pistols and a backsword. In combat Swedish

reiters usually charged with drawn swords but sometimes also used their pistols.

Dragoons - Mounted infantry called dragoons were perfect support for the Swedish

cavalry. Mobility was its main advantage – it was able to keep up with cavalry on

the march and dismount later to provide fire support on the battlefield.

Regimental gun – easy to transport,  provided good support for cavalry and

infantry. Fire of regimental artillery greatly increased the firepower of musketeers.

The guns could shoot case-shot shot and cannonballs.

 

 

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We have five new sets of figures to show you.

 

We have five new sets of figures to show you.

The first one is Petyhorcy cavalry set for the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth army. This long-awaited set can be deployed with lances both on the Skirmish
and Divisional level, making the Lithuanian forces a very dangerous enemy.

 

 

 

 

The second set includes new Tatar cavalry figures. Several new poses
are available making this basic Crimean Khanate unit more varied.

 

 

 

The other three sets include Polish, Cossack and Swedish Artillery
Crews for gun blisters.

 

Cossack artillerymen

 

 

Swedish artillerymen

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth artillerymen

 

 

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New information on By Fire and Sword

 

New information on By Fire and Sword

New products:

We are preparing the following sets:

Muscovite Reiters

 



Muscovite High Command


 

Swedish Skirmish Force

There will also be a new set of banners - for the Muscovites as you
have probably guessed.

If everything goes according to plan they should hit the shelves by
the end of March.

Next you will see:

Petyhorcy Cavalry
Ottoman Skirmish Force
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Light Artillery
Swedish Light Artillery
Cossack Light Artillery

Beautiful metal orders markers for every faction will also supplement
our range. The markers are double-sided with an emblem of the faction
on one side and the order marking on the other.

These sets should arrive in April/May.

 

 

We will keep you informed so check our website and Facebook profile.

Problems with terrain elements

For some time now we are having problems with the production of resin
terrain elements for By Fire and Sword. Unfortunately, despite our
best efforts, we are unable to find a reliable producer for those
elements.
This results in constant delays in the delivery of orders concerning
this part of out range.
That's a real shame as we have 12 new sets ready including the long
awaited noble's manor and watermill.

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