In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

York and Lancaster

Before I continue on I have to direct  you to a really GORGEOUS Burgundian army here.

Right. Now that I've gotten that out of my system, here's the other most common incarnation of my Late Medieval collection; English Wars of the Roses. Change the banners, change the flavour.

 In the array shown below you can see both some of my oldest and newest figures. Many of the longbowmen are from my Burgundian Ordonnance Army. I also add in mercenary pikemen, handgunners and crossbowmen from the Burgundian army. Swiss halberdiers will bulk out the ranks of billmen and the Burgundian coustiliers do double duty as English hobilars.

Some commanders with hand painted, fictitious banners. Mostly Citadel figures.

Some commanders on foot. Again mostly Citadel with hand painted banners. The banner on the left is actually a German Duchy, but I did a nice job on it so it's on the table a lot. The command figure on the left is my oldest figure which I showed you in an earlier posting.

Since the troops from my Burgundian array have a lot of blue on them, newer companies have more red liveries to try and break things up a bit. These are some Old Glory troops that I first showed you way back in the winter. A second company of archers has been added (you can see it in the big army picture at the top). Shire levy billmen and archers are in the works, plus more dismounted knights, crossbows, handguns, pikes, a third cannon and cavalry. Even a few more command groups. One can never have too many banners in a Medieval army I think.

In spite of all the unpainted stuff in my lead pile, I am of course excited by the new stuff from the Perry's, and if they ever release mounted Men-at-Arms in Gothic armour a lot of my cavalry are going to the Bring & Buy!

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