Saturday, 13 May 2017
Here are two units of longbowmen for my War of the Roses armies. The figures are by Front Rank and Old Glory Miniatures. Those above are from Richard III's retinue, while those below are from Sir William Stanley's. It is early days painting these armies, I have heaps of Front Rank metal figures and Perry plastic figures to paint. I now have enough painted figures to field a 24 point Lion Rampant WotR retinue, so will hopefully get a game in soon.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Here is a War of the Roses command stand that I've just finished painting. This is Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond at Bosworth with his standard bearer Sir William Brandon. The figures are by Front Rank Miniatures and the standard is from the Perry Miniatures box set.
Monday, 24 April 2017
Here are a few photos of some Galloglass that I've just finished painting. These figures are formerly Vendel, now Sgt Major Miniatures and will be used for Irish in my Yorkist War of the Roses army. I'll also use them for Lion Rampant as Men-at-Arms in Islemen and Irish retinues. I have just ordered some more Islemen from the superb Claymore Castings range from Vinnie to add to these and I'm painting more of the Sgt Major Miniatures figures - a unit of Irish Kerns. There is an interesting Osprey book on the Galloglass 1259-1600.
Monday, 17 April 2017
|Parliamentarian forces on the left, Royalists on the right|
|Parliamentarian Trotters, Cuirassiers and Dragoons|
|Royalist Gallopers charge the Parliamentarian Dragoons|
Here are a few photos of a 15mm ECW Pikeman's Lament game we played before Easter down at the club. We played a game of this earlier in the year with Craig's lovely 15mm ECW Peter Pig figures but I forgot to take photos. Both sides had two 18 point commands and the scenario was a straight forward clash. It was quite a close, protracted and bloody game with Craig's Parliamentarians eventually emerging as victors.
|Parliamentarian Trotters caracole effectively|
|Casualties mount on the Royalist infantry|
|Royalists fail their wavering tests and rout|
Sunday, 9 April 2017
|View of the table with both armies deployed|
|View from the Egyptian lines|
|Sea People army|
|New Kingdom Egyptian army|
|Both armies advance|
Last Sunday morning Gary and I met at the Vikings Club for a 100 point L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game between New Kingdom Egyptians and Sea People. It was a very easy victory for the Egyptians commanded by Gary. He was able to rout the Sea People chariots and then roll up the left flank of the Sea People horde with some casualties, but no loss of units. I spent 3 command points a turn to restrain my impetuous troops from uncontrolled charges and disorder, all to no avail! Craig arrived at lunch time with his 15mm ECW and in the afternoon we played a game of Pikeman's Lament. I'll put the photos of this game in a separate, later post.
|Egyptian chariots and archers shoot|
|Sea People chariots charge|
|Sea People's left flank is rolled up|
|Egyptian commander exhorts his victorious troops|
Saturday, 8 April 2017
|Shosu Bedouin Nomad skirmishers|
|Teresh warriors left and Sheklesh/Shosu warriors right|
Here are a few more Sea People that I've just finished painting. These will all see action in an ADLG game tomorrow morning down at the club. The figures are mainly Foundry, with a few Cutting Edge Miniatures and Northstar Miniatures from their Kadesh range. The Ox Cart and crew are by Newline and the donkeys are by Castaway.
|Lukka warriors left and Pelset warriors right|
|Pelset Ox cart and donkeys|
Friday, 31 March 2017
Here are a couple of Republican Roman Commanders that I've just finished painting. The figures are by Relic Miniatures except for the shielded figure which is Crusader Miniatures, with a LBM shield transfer.