Sunday, 28 February 2016

15mm Burgundian Pike unit WIP

Another work in progress, a 32 figure Burgundian Pike unit, all legio heroica miniatures.
  This unit is also a first for me as the unit displays my own printed flags, after i disposed of my old cheap printer and purchased a more capable one, and was most pleased with the results it can achieve!  Painting these in 15mm scale would have been impossible, and there is very little printed Burgundian flag sheets in 15mm  out there so the new printer has solved a major headache for me, and i will also be re flagging Charles the bold mounted unit in due course!




  The next 15mm unit i am aiming for after these pikes is 12 mounted Burgundian men at arms under the Bastard of Burgundy. This does not mean i have dropped the 28mm Swiss, i have finished two units of Crossbows which are waiting to be based, and another one  waiting on the work bench, which once finished will be a significant contribution to the 28mm Swiss army!


 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Swiss Crossbows

Heres the start of the Crossbow units, in all i aim to have three units of nine figures. I have made the mistake of painting all the xbows with steel spans which the Swiss only adopted fully in the early 16th century so i will repaint most with wood and leave a few with steel ones as i am sure they must have used the many Burgundian steel ones they surely must have captured during the war with Charles the Bold!
Once the Crossbows are finished the final phase of this Swiss collection will be a unit of hand gunners, two artillery pieces and another command base and i may yet add 12 mounted light cavalry, but i wont be using the new light cavalry plastics as this will go against the rather all metal nature of this army, however i will certainly be looking at the plastic horse sprue's that can be purchased as they look far superior to the perry metal horses, and would give more pose variety.

                         
                               Two central figures Perry with head swaps,Crossbows are Foundry.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

ECW Royal gathering

Well this has waited basing for a few weeks but i have finally found the time. All the figures are Bicorne and the flag is GMB. Standing figures are  King Charles 1st with map, little Charles prince of wales, and Sir Edward Walker pointing. Mounted figures are Prince Rupert on white horse and a wealthy member of society bearing the Royal standard , and Boye prince Ruperts pet poodle.




Sunday, 7 February 2016

15mm Renaissance Spanish Gendarmes.

Essex 15mm figures painted as Spanish Renaissance Gendarmes. The banners are from pete's flags and add a lot of Heraldry to the unit!


Thats all the 15mm Renaissance Gendarmes i planned to paint completed, and i will photo them together when time permits.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Swiss Commander Niklaus Von Scharnachtal

Thats a Swiss command base to the collection. Hand painted flag with foundry and perry figures.



Next in line for the Swiss is a 10 man Crossbow unit.