Friday, 19 December 2014

Roger Mortimer's Retinue - 28mm Second Baron's War

Another batch of Baron's War figures. This time they're all Fireforge plastics, taken from the Templar Infantry boxed set. I like these because there's some real dynamic poses. I decided to paint them as Roger Mortimer's Retinue (De Montfort's nemesis on the Battlefield of Evesham), because I'd already got a number of Baronial rebels and thought it was about time to get some Royalists on the go. These particular figures won't be used at the Salute show and I'm instead doing them for a number of upcoming club games using the Lion Rampant rules.

As an interesting addition I've been watching "Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - The Plantagenets" on Channel 5. It covered the Second Baron's War in an early episode and is a very good introduction to the period. Dan Brown (the author who presents it and whose book it is based on) seems to be receiving a lot of positive reviews, and I must say I enjoy his writing and presenting style. His latest book "The Wars of the Roses - The Hollow Crown" is perhaps one of the most accessible histories I've seen.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Simon De Montfort's Retinue - 28mm

Some more figures for The Second Baron's War at Salute next year. All are Gripping Beast minis. The paint job started with a GW Khorne Red layer, then a Vallejo Flat Red followed by Vallejo Carmine Red as a highlight. The white was done with a Colour Party 'Sand' layer, then CP 'Linen' concluding in a Vallejo White highlight.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Napoleonic French and British Command Figures 15mm

I finished painting these Eureka Miniatures for my mate Chris last weekend. It's been a while since I did any 15mm stuff, as the majority of my collection is 28mm. I love the detail and poses in these particular models and I'm feeling well tempted to just buy a few bags for myself! The Club did a couple of big Sunday games a few years back using them (Borodino is one that springs to mind) and having so many laid out across the table is visually very impressive.