Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker?
ludzik wrote:Frank_Lloyd_Knight wrote:The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker?
ROTFLMAO! Ok, this post should have been preceeded with a warning... it's painful when you end up with hot tea coming out of your nose!
ForestFriend wrote:Drat just lost all my post !
I've researched this topic as I've had great difficulty in accommodating sufficient beds into my [small] castles. I've discovered that For around 75% of Middle Ages, all people either slept on the floor, on benches, or near the fire. Most on benches slept sitting up, wrapped in cloaks. Only lords/lady daughters slept on a bed, possibly with servant in same room. If important knight raised levy of 50 men, around 2/3 rds would be local levy ?
So assuming a small castle of 22 [including 5 villagers], at night you need to sleep around 16 less 4/5 guards [including 1/2 [remaining]villagers], leaving about 13 sleeping . Thus 3 nobles/1 bed,1 servant on floor ; leaves about 9 to sleep,sitting on bench/lying near fire . I've made bench 22 stud by 2 stud, seating 4. So, 1 bed ,couple of benches,problem solved . [You may sometimes need 2nd bed for visiting nobility] .
For [approx.] 22 daytime castle mini figs, I think : lord/lady/daughter [= 3] ; 1 steward, 1 master at arms, 1 cook, 1 smithy/armourer [=4] ;
Leaves 15. So 3 servants [one to assist cook] , 2 sargants , 10 men at arms [including archers etc]. [One of these may be master of horse ? ]
Other specialty types may live in nearby village or within the shire . My long term goal is to build a diorama to include small castle [as above], village and surrounding fields, once sufficient Lego becomes available . Ciao , David
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