Troops from Elbing City and Commandery attack a Lithuanian horseman Füßkämpfer der Stadt und Komturei Elbing greifen einen litauischen Reiter an 30mm flat (TAV19) by Frank Dittmar (ZF Schmalkalden)
The Battle of Grunwald, in German "Tannenberg" took place in present day Poland in July 1410. The Teutonic Order and its allies fought and were defeated by the combined forces of Poland-Lithuania and its allied Russian and Tartar forces. It was numerically the largest battle to have taken place in the Middle Ages up to that point. According to "Tannenberg 141 - Die Belagerung der Marienburg 1410" by Gerald Igelt and Rolf Fuhrmann, "The information about the strength of the forces varies considerably. The lowest numbers speak of 11,000 for the Teutonic Order’s side and 17,000 for the Allies, with differing interpretations following, e.g., one source even speaks of 83,000 opposing 163,000. In detail, 50,000 Prussian troops and 33,000 mercenaries from Germany and a total of 26,000 horsemen fought for the Order. On the opposing side the strength was 60,000 Polish and 44,000 Lithuanian troops, 40,000 Tartars and 21,000 Bohemian mercenaries, and of them 66,000 were horsemen. These unrealistic numbers are still taken today without criticism by Kurowski. The numeric ratios given during the Middle Ages do not represent realistic facts but were a stylistic device used to impress the significance and danger. How could have it been possible under medieval conditions to logistically supply and lead a quarter of a million men and tens of thousands of horses? With all the contradictory numbers about the relative troop strengths, the fact still remains that the Poles and Lithuanians were numerically stronger than the Order by about one third."  Kurowski, Franz, Der Deutsche Orden, Hamburg, Nikol Verlag, 2000.
Tableaus of Teutonic Order, its allies and its Polish -Lithuanian and Russian opponents at the Battle of Tannenberg/Grunwald 30mm flats by Wolfgang Friedrich and Frank Dittmar above; by Hans Müller of Erfurt below display at NCMSS 2019 Annual Show which won the Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit
Tafeln des Deutschordens, seiner Verbündeten und der polnisch-litauischen und russischen Gegner bei der Schlacht von Tannenberg 30mm Figuren von Wolfgang Friedrich und Frank Dittmar oben; von Hans Müller of Erfurt unten Ausstellung beim NCMSS 2019 Jahresschau, die mit der Auszeichnung "Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit" geehrte wurde.
Teutonic Order and its Allies Deutscher Orden und seine Verbündeten
Teutonic Knights, Grand Master's banner and Grand Master Ordensritter, Banner des Hochmeisters und der Hochmeister 30mm flats by Wolfgang Friedrich
Teutonic Knights and "Sarjant" Brother (in grey) Ordensritter und Sarjantbruder (Graumäntler) 30mm flats by Horst Tylinski
Banner of Brandenburg 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
German "guest" knight Deutscher Gastritter 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Troops from Elbing City and Commandery - Fußkämpfer der Stadt und Komturei Elbing 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Polish-Lithuanian Army and its Allies Polnisch-Litauische Heer und seine Verbündeten
Polish knight Poland's Imperial Banner Polnischer Ritter mit dem Reichsbanner Polens 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Polish King Jagiello and man-at-arms Polnischer König Jagiello und Knecht 30mm flat by Alexander Wilken
Polish knight from clan of Sulima Polnischer Ritter des Sulima Stammes 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Polish knight from clan of Oksza Polnischer Ritter des Oksza Stammes 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Lithuanian knight Litauischer Ritter 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
Banner of the Tartars Banner der Tartaren 30mm flat by Wolfgang Friedrich
For more photos of figures for the Battle of Tannenberg, go to the approximate center of the Hans Müller (Erfurt) Figures page. Für weitere Fotos von Figuren zur Schlacht von Tannenberg, zur Mitte der Seite "Hans Müller (Erfurt) Figures" gehen.