Friday, 12 June 2009

English Longbowmen (I)















The famed English longbowmen, who have their place in historical posterity for their successes over the French in the key battles of the Hundred Years War. These are the first completed & based figures, Perrys as usual, painted by the talented Jim Bowen (couple of mine sneaked in - they're the ones that don't have the fine flowing paintwork!), who has an amazing skill in his use of the colour palette, as well as creating some beautiful, convincing facial details.

I've based the defensive stakes on 50mm wide bases, to be used seperately on the gaming table. My current plan is for a total of 24 longbow bases, based on a 3:1 ratio with the men at arms; the Normandy conquest being the last period before the 'bows-to-bills' ration started to climb significantly.

5 comments:

Matt said...

Impressive group-and impressive photography!

WABit said...

More great stuff mate.

Slow down though, you're overtaking me ;0)))))

Cheers,

Darrell.

painterman said...
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painterman said...

Darrell
Have to get a move on, when the plastic late medievals drop out of the moulds, I'm onto them full time. Reckon I have 16-20 weeks to go...

t.magee said...

We Few We Happy Few!
Brilliant Work good touch with the strings.
Tom