Thursday, 9 November 2017

15mm Wars of Roses. Yorkists arrayed.

   Messenger:         
My Lord, Duke of Somerset, i bring terrible news, the usurper  Edward  and  his host                        have  gained  upon us, they are but a  mile from Tewkesbury  and advance towards us arrayed  for    battle with some rather nice petes flags banners displayed!

   Duke of Somerset:
  Oh bugger, he moved fast, no time to cross the river now, men, advance beyond the Cathederal and array in the fields, i have a cunning plan!

 I couldnt help include a bit of humour to this post,  you have got to love our history!

To the Yorkist host:
                             
    In the centre is Edward IV, to his left the Duke of Gloucester, and his right Lord Hastings.
    At the back is Richard IIIs mounted retinue, not accurate for Barnet and Tewkesbury but could not be left out of the photo shoot!
             










                                               

       Now its time to paint some dirty Lancastrians.


             

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

15mm WotR.Yorkist minor Nobles

Here is a few bases of minor nobles who fought for the Yorkists at Barnet and Tewkesbury in 1471.

 They are bases of ten figures with a mix of men at arms and billmen , with hand painted flags. All the info on these nobles was sourced from the three excellent freezywater books, Heraldic banners of the wars of roses.
   For anyone wishing to paint the period these books are the place to go, you not only have most of the nobles Heraldic banners in colour, but it also describes who's side they fought on and in which battles they fought in, i have owned my freezywater books for over 16 years now, and are valued as much now as when i first purchased them, also i have there fourth book Standards badges and livery colours of the war of roses, another outstanding source of info!
   To the figures.

                                          Sir Thomas Strickland and Sir Richard Corbet.


                         
                                           Sir Thomas Wingfield and Sir Thomas Leger


I will try to have a photo shoot of the Yorkists together soon.