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Companions

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It has taken me six months to get these Companions done. Victrix from their "Macedonian, Greek and Successor Heavy Cavalry" set. I hate painting yellow!











Prodromoi

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I constructed some 28mm Macedonian Prodromoi by adding cloaks and heads from the Victrix "Macedonian Greek and Successor Heavy Cavalry" set to bodies, arms and horses from their Greek Light Cavalry set. I added spears made from plastic brush bristles. I think they work really well.




Ancients - Hellenistic Command

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A command stand for 2nd/1st century BCE Mediterranean/near eastern types.

Victrix figures, LBMS transfers for flags and shields. Need to work on my shield transfer technique a bit; not entirely happy with these.



Nobles for Wars of the Roses

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Here are some pictures of nobles for WOTR. All Perry; mostly from the plastic Men at Arms box with some metals. These are the guys with coats of arms on their surcoats (were they called that in the 15th century?).

Designs are hand painted for viewing at wargame distances.

First Lancastrians:

Cortenay - Earl of Devon Devon
Henry Percy - Earl of Northumberland
John De Vere - Earl of Oxford
Stafford - Earl of Buckingham
Lord Greystoke
James Butler - Earl of Whiltshire
Lord Scales
The Yorkists:
Lord Grey of Ruthin
William Bonville
Lord Ferrers
Herbert
Richard Neville - Earl of Salisbury
Thomas Stanley
Lord Fauconberg
Not sure I have all of those 100% accurate but it gives me some guys to hang my bills and bows around.
WOTR collection has just over 400 figures now.

ECW - Orange Regiment

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Getting back into ECW with the "For King and Parliament" by Miller and Brentnall.

Painting up a regiment of Orange coats for parliament.

This is the command stand.


Interesting experiment getting two shades of orange (coat and sash) on the drummer. Obtained by layering more pure orange on the sash.

Bicorne miniatures.

Most paint is Valejo and Army Painter. For flesh and leather I used Foundry triads.


Flag is paper with tin foil stiffener; hand painted. The cords are cut from the lance style flagpole in the Warlord ECW plastic cavalry set.

Dorylaeum With L'art de la Guerre

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We have been playing L'art de la Guerre for a few months now. Having played a dozen or more 200 point “line em up and bash hell out of each other” games me and my mate Stuart had a go at a scenario last night.
I found a Warmaster Ancients scenario for Dorylaeum (1097) in Battlegames Issue 32 (by Daniel Johnson) and adapted it to the figures that I had.
Game was in 28mm Seljuks Vs Crusaders on 8X5 table.
The Crusader Vanguard is attacked by a Seljuk horde. The foot are making a camp and then defending it. Other Crusaders are straggling into line. More Crusaders are making their way through difficult terrain (The Turks beleive it impassable). They will appear on the Turkish flank.
End result; Phyrric victroy for the Crusaders. (In real battle they won but sustained more casulaties than the Turks). So, pretty close to historical.
Highlights: Count Baldwin (Commanding the Stragglers) mowing down hordes of Turks in multiple impetuous charges. Bohemond being destroyed by the Turk Vanguard gen…