Tuesday, 11 June 2019

New Project: Swords, Lances And War Eternal

Hey there everyone, I recently started a new project. I keep looking at David Imrie's (aka Saxon Dog) miniatures and I just love his work, whenever I see it I just want to take cool pictures with them. At some point I had to have some myself for just this goal. It so far is a project just for collecting and setting up cool pictures with. It is also worth noting that my first ever miniatures were the Games Workshop Bretonnians. These miniatures and this time period does feel like Bretonnia plus plus to me. So it is a nice feeling to go back to where it all began.

I have also been listening to a lot of audiobooks about the hundred years war and I find it amazingly interesting. I really fell in love with the grand companies running around France and Italy. There is something about the idea of professional soldiers, the routiers and écorcheurs that really appeals to me.

I finally settled on a nice colourscheme. It's not anything that would have existed in the 14th century though. I am truly too affraid to commit to banners and colours that have excisted for real, for fear of having too many details wrong. It's one of those things where even if it doesn't matter too much I would know and be bothered by it. It is also just a lot of fun to invent banners myself.

Onto the miniatures. These are so great and full of detail. I can stare at these for hours on end.

I went with 20mm square bases. I intend to build some movement tray thingy for them at some point.
That way I could always join the big boys if, say I got invited to come play a game. :V

Yeomen Finished

I may have shown several of these already in pictures. For the longest time I had to add just one guy to this unit and he is still standing on my desk half painted. I decided that for now I would add the old knight to the unit to guide the young souls into combat. Undoubtedly having an experienced soldier with them the men will feel more confident. I am also getting excited because the armies are almost both battle ready!

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Battle Of The Lions II

When I first tried out to take a cool diorama-esque picture with my miniatures, I made what I then called: "The Battle Of The Lions" on account of there being two banners of lions fighting. It made for a great contrast but I always felt like I should dive deeper into that idea. I started shoving things around and I eventually got to this very grim looking stand off.

Battle Of The Lions II

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Drive Them Back

I have been painting a lot the last few weeks and I have been thinking of taking a new picture again. I decided to use a lot of the new miniatures and change up the colours of the shields from my regular ones. Naturally I'll post the new miniatures in their own posts as full units soon.

For now I will just leave you with this devestating cavalry charge.

Drive Them Back