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.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Edward III. Hundred years war.

Edward III. The figures are from crusader miniatures, I thought this figure looked perfect to represent him. The flag is by battleflag. For the first time i am using tin foil on the flags, it makes them stiffer and creates better waves in the flags.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

28mm Hundred years war

Its been along time since i did any 28mm medieval heraldic types, a long break from them you could say. I have been getting the urge to return to them for a while so ordered some HYW miniatures.
  Ironically, and besides painting a few for front rank and few mounted knights  i have barely touched the HYW so i have made a start on these miniatures, a mix of blacktree and crusader miniatures.
Left flag by battleflags and English Royal banner handpainted



                                 Charles comte de Evreux, Henry V ,and Sir John Codrington


Friday, 28 September 2018

15mm Landsknechts.Bluemoon/Venexia comparisons

Just a quick post,  here is some comparison photos of bluemoon and venexia italian wars for anyone wondering how they match up.
 The bluemoon have a bit more heft whilst the venexia are a little bit more realistic in proportions, overall both are great for 15/18mm scale and both have there own sculpting style.

                                       From  Left 1 to 5 Venexia. 6 to 9 bluemoon

Below.Left. bluemoon. Right Venexia