Sunday, 24 September 2017

15mm Wars of Roses. The Yorkist Brothers

Here is the retinues of Edward IV and Richard III/Duke of Gloucester all complete with a bit of scenery . They are based for Impetus. I have tried to get up close to show details as these peter pigs are at the true 15mm scale . Next up is Earl of Warwick and Lord Hastings, which will be four bases each.
Hope you enjoy the pics!









Monday, 11 September 2017

15mm War of Roses Richard III retinues,Earl of Warwick.

Here is the Ricardian's finished. The foot retinue has him as the Duke of Gloucester.




   And here is Richard III as at Bosworth,with extra banners of  some of the knights who fought for him at Bosworth, which  has added some nice Heraldry and colour to the unit




The hole force


And last but not least the Earl of Warwick.


          These figures were kindly given to me by Pete of Petes flags
 when i ordered some of his War of Roses banner sheets, of which the Earls Heraldic banner above belongs.
These figures apparently are from a short lived wargames foundry range, now long gone(another great range no longer available!). The few Pete kindly sent me are superb, and the ones i have left will help form a command stand for Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou,  thanks again Pete, i intend to make the best use of these delightful figures.












Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

15mm Wars of Roses Richard III cavalry

Heres a batch of Richard IIIs cavalry, peter pig miniatures.I have put Richard on a white mount so he stands out a bit more. In all i am doing 20 of these to make his mounted retenue and to add a bit more pageantry i will include 4 or 5 hand painted banners of the knights that fought with him at Bosworth.

Of course the Royal banner and the long tailed flag here are from the outstanding Petes flags sheets.
 
 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

15mm English Civil War

Whilst i continue with the Wars of Roses project, i just wanted to share this ECW project i have had on the drawing board for sometime now, but it has not taken priority over my medieval and Italian wars projects of the last few years. However this year i have managed to paint up  a few Royalist Regiments, Prince Ruperts Regt of foot and horse, and the kings lifeguard of horse. I have made the two Regts of horse on the heavy side with some cuirassiers amongst them and most of the red sashes are sculpted with green stuff.  



The miniatures are Testudo purchased from khurasan miniatures, the choice was tough with so many out there but in the end these were my choice and wonderful they are, truly delightful 15s, which are actually getting on for 18s! Since i purchased Testudo miniatures, Bluemoon have released a new range, so some elements of there range will be included, certainly the artillery and personalities!
 Hopefully i can give this more time when i have managed to get the bulk of those bloody barons of the Wars of Roses painted up!!
    
  
 






Tuesday, 15 August 2017

15mm Wars of Roses. Richard III/Duke of Gloucester

Heres a start on Richard III retenue( would be more correct in calling it the Duke of Gloucesters retenue) , i have him here as Duke of gloucester, as he would have appeared at battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, on foot and in the thick of it by all accounts. I will in time be doing the other version of him as king Richard III, mounted with a mounted retenue. Also i have painted up Edward Iv and Richards cannons. The flags are by petes flags,  i have said many times before but will say it again, these are just wonderfull, outstanding detail and quality, they have really added pageantry and colour to the peter pig figures. I do hope he makes a sheet for the Duke of Somerset!!!!!




 

Monday, 7 August 2017

15mm Swiss light cavalry.

Thats the last of the legio Heroica Swiss. Now i can finally get on with the Wars of the Roses, i have been itching to start richard IIIs retinue,and lavish them with Petes beautiful flags.I intend to do a foot retinue and a mounted one  so for the forseable future  its all about the fellowship of the white boar




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A bit more 15mm Swiss and a future project!

I have added a bit more to the Swiss, handgunners and Crossbowmen and a start on the final part in the shape of 24 mounted light cavalry, making this army almost completed. It will then free me up to carry on with the Wars of the Roses with Richard III retenue on my must do list, and in matter of fact the good old Yorkists host as a hole is first to do!

                                                  THE SWISS






For some time i have looked into covering the HYW as  a future project, but the only figures i liked were the not available as of yet Corvus belli range, so never went any further with plans to paint up any armies of the period.  This has changed dramatically thanks to khurasan miniatures new and very nice 15mm late 14thc range, the figures look superb and by all accounts are at the larger end of 15mm scale which i prefer. Hopefully this range will be more substantial by the time i have completed the Wars of Roses.
 I have added a few photos of the figures from there sight for anyone who has not seen them.
                                    KHURASANS NEW LATE 14THC RANGE




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.