So the TTG (Alternative Armies) Flemish ME1 HI spearman is based on figure 43 in Heath's Armies of Feudal Europe which is based on illustration on the 1302 Courtrai campaign (an is the planconman in his Medieval book) -
Particularly these latter appear that they would do for not only the Anglo-Norman Brabanters, but also the Feudal French and b list for the Early Medieval German. And quite possibly a general and a noble element for early Lowland Scots. Especially as I see no armored pike in the Italian lists and the spears on these figures just call out to be used as pikes.
Any thoughts yea or nay from the fanatici? Or better figures from another manufacturer?
I agree that me3-italian-hi-spearman-lts best fits the brief for Brabancon PK for Anglo-Norman.
However, a big thumbs up for me1-flemish-hi-spearman which for me is one of the best mediaeval models ever. These already form the basis of my later crusader army with short piano wire spears but will also provide the Pk for my Low Countries (Ghent) army with 4-5cm piano wire spears. These figures are a delight to paint and look $1,000,000! When coupled with the planconman with similar design they look very good.
Perhaps a fourth army as putting them in the BBDBA army might jar or just enough PK to swap in for one army for later periods.
Now the Brabancon solution leaves me with 12 of the Italian ME2s (ebay) to do something with. As I have no idea what the Frisian sailors looked like who provide the 3PK for the Early Feudal French list could use them there, but 1 3PK is not going to be terribly effective.
May just base them as 4PK and use them to bulk up the Low Countries armies. Or as poorer Low Country mercenaries for the French or Germans.
By the way, Alternative is have a 10% sale on the entire site - might be time to pick up some more Welsh PK.