Friday, 21 July 2017

15mm Swiss Pikes. Legio Heroica

Two blocks of Swiss pike, and some artillery, having done the first one along time ago in mixed cantons, i decided to paint these two with cantons of similar colours to give them a unified look.

Friday, 2 June 2017

More 15mm Burgundians

More additions to the Burgundian army. I decided to hold out with the Wars of Roses for now to get the Burgundian/Swiss armies completed, they have taken long enough! Almost all are Legio Heroica miniatures.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

15mm Burgundian skirmish troops.

A few additions. Crossbows in progress and Hand gunners finished and awaiting basing. All are the excellent Legio Heroica miniatures

Saturday, 15 April 2017

15mm Wars of Roses.Edward IV Battle.

Here is  Good King Edward IV and chums, ready to do battle.  All figures peter pig, and all flags are petes flags, bar one which i hand painted. Now i have the first WOtRs finished i am going to add a few more pieces to the 15mm Burgundians, then start on Richard III. Happy Easter.

Monday, 10 April 2017

15mm Burgundian light Cavalry

With Edward IV 15mm war of Roses battle completed and waiting to be based , i quickly returned to the Burgundians. These are part of what will be the last cavalry for this collection, in all 18 light cavalry mixed of Xbow and lance.

  As for the Wars of Roses, Pete of Petes flags has created a superb set of Richard III flags, as seen here, so i have ordered a couple of sheets, guess it only makes sense that Edward IV should have his loyal brothers Retinue at his side. I like this sheet as it will allow me to have Richard as Duke of Gloucester on foot and also i will be able to create a mounted command stand with him as King Richard III at Bosworth!

Friday, 3 March 2017

15mm WotR Edward IV battle I

Some work on Edwards battle. I have changed a few things with basing, and have started using 3mm thick bases for these WotR figures as i think the chunkier bases look better on these small scale minis, and i have left the base edges in their natural colour for now, i may paint the edges or just leave them as are, also i have tried out Nochs summer flowers fine grain scatter rather than using static grass, and like the results, so plan using it on all future WotR.

 The composition of Edwards battle will be 1 base men at arms, 2 bases billmen and 3 bases longbows and of course Edwards command base seen here, for other nobles retinues i may reduce it to 1 base men at arms 1 base billmen and 2 bases longbows plus the nobles command base.
     I am using Petes flags which are his usual excellence and really are adding some beauty and colour to the minis, but i will have to paint a few of my own for the last two bases.

                                  Edward IV with crowned helmet encourages his men forward

                                             Men at arms base and a base of Billmen

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Peterpig 15mm Wars of Roses.

Well here is the first Peterpig Wars of Roses miniatures painted, the start of my new 15mm venture!
  I plan to do some men at arms bases first, and have started with Edward IV retenue. The flags are the amazing Petes flags, shame he does not have a fuller range of WotRs flags, so future ones may be freezy water.
  I put some time in research on WotR figures and liked the look of the PP, and had read up some good reviews of the figures so cautiously ordered a couple of packs, just in case i didnt like them.
       I need not have been so cautious, the packs arrived and they are delightful little castings, very fine sculpts with nice details, well posed, and look to be made from a good quality metal. Needless to say i have made a larger order of Piggies!
   The castings are very clean, and the metal is not soft, bendy or brittle but very hard, the flag poles are very sturdy, which is great, saving time removing them, drilling holes in hands and inserting a steel wire. Most Recommended!!!
  Impetus rules  have a good basing system, the large 80mm frontages are great to add a bit of diarama and there is no limit to the number of figures you can put on the base( thats the general idea i get anyway), so Impetus basing is the order of the day for these WotR figures.


Friday, 17 February 2017

15mm Burgundian collection.

This is how far i got with the Burgundian army. The Burgundian's sure make a colorful medieval army with those fancy standards of theirs!
  I will leave this Burgundian collection alone for a while , as i am bringing my 15mm medievals back across the channel and into the Wars of the Roses, something closer to home! I had totally overlooked the WotR in 15s, so will be giving the Peterpig minis some paint, and for once i will aim to base them according to some rules, in this case impetus.