Friday, 19 July 2019

A new Blog for a new Project

I am starting a new blog called TheBloodyRoses, it will be exclusively aimed at the early period of the Wars of the Roses from 1455 to 1461.
 The link is ThebloodyRoses
There will be nothing to report there for a few weeks,  the project is still formulating  and am still ordering the necessary miniatures and accessories needed, here is what I have so far:
The flexible Perry miniatures will be the main feature with Steelfist knights and Crusader miniatures fitting in nicely with the Perry sculpts. 
  I aim to go much further than just  a unit of archers or billmen neatly lined up, I have done all that before, and i really want to re create not just units but the characters and incidents from the period and i already have a few ideas!
 If anyone is interested in following just click on the link above, it can also be found at top right of main page.



Saturday, 13 July 2019

ECW and Napoleonic cavalry

Its been a while since I posted anything, apologies and sorry if I missed anything good on your own blogs. Here are a few painting projects I have done of late.

                                                             French Cuirassiers



                                                     Cromwells Ironsides  ECW
                                                   Royalist cavalry ECW

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Steelfist knights

I never got around to phographing them together after i painted them earlier in the year so i have got out the terrian again to take a few shots of them together. This is probably my final post in 2018 so i would like to thank everyone who has followed this blog and and made kind  comments this year, and wish you a Merry Christmas and happy new year, may you all realize your painting projects in 2019.

Regards Chris.






Thursday, 13 December 2018

28mm HYW french knights

French knights based up, i cannot believe how much time its took to paint them but it was worth it, they are the most heraldic displaying miniatures i ever painted, what with the horses, shields,banners, and coat of arms.
  And last but certainly not least Henry V with his standard bearer Sir John Codrington










Monday, 26 November 2018

28mm HYW. Duke de Bar

Another HYW French knight added , Eduard duke de Bar, a leading french knight at the battle of  Crecy. the Duke and horses are front rank, standard bearer blacktree and banner is GMB designs. 


Monday, 19 November 2018

English commanders. 28mm HYW

A couple of English nobles to keep Edward III commpany.
Left side is Richard de Beaumont, an English knight with the black prince at Poitiers, and right side is Thomas Beauchamp Earl of  Warwick, one of English commanders at Poitiers.
Banners are by battle flag, figures are blacktree(except Edwards base which are crusader minis)



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Earl of Warwick

The last of the late Medievals i had lying around. Steelfist minis.



Friday, 9 November 2018

Duke of Burgundy and standard bearers

A break from 100 years war, a few months ago  i had a clear out of late medieval figures, mostly perry plastics( i never took to them) and a  few bits of front rank, but salvaged a few perry cavalry metals. The motive being when i printed out a load of 15mm Burgundian flags i also printed a few to fit 28mm scale, and it was a shame to waste them.  The Duke is a plastic figure with added plumes on a metal horse.


Thursday, 1 November 2018

28mm HYW. Louis de Nevers

Another addition to the french hundred years war knights. Louis de Nevers, a flemish nobleman killed at Crecy. The horses are front rank as is Louis, the standard bearer is blacktree and the banner is by GMB.




Friday, 26 October 2018

28mm HYW. The Dauphin

I love the coat of arms of the Dauphin, so he had to painted. The riders and the standard bearers horse are claymore castings, the Dauphin's horse is a good old solid front rank horse. Flag handpainted
when i was washing the minis in the sink i accidentally lost the standard bearers arm down the plug hole, so added a shield to hide his armless state!


Sunday, 21 October 2018

King Jean II and standard bearers.28mm HYW

Here is another group of French HYW. This time King Jean II, Sir Austace de Ribeaumont carrying  the french royal banner, and Sir Geoffrey de Chargny Oriflammebearer at Poitiers.

The figures are a mix of blacktree and crusader minis. I have used the old trick of linning the flags with tin foil to stiffen them and add more realistic waves.

Monday, 15 October 2018

John, Count of Luxembourg,king of Bohemia.28mm HYW

John, Count of Luxembourg and king of Bohemia, and standard bearer. Aged and near blind, he was killed leading his division attacking the Prince of Wales( Black Prince) division at Crecy in 1346.
The figures are Claymore castings and are wonderfully animated! Handpainted flag.