Monday, 7 September 2009

The Maid of Orleans


























Here's Joan of Arc vignette base, to inspire the French to kick the English claimants to the throne out of the Loire valley castles and back into Normandy (ie a plus one on all morale tests!). She leads one of her aides, Sire de Kermoysan (k 1450) and her personal contingent of herald and flag-bearer. The flag carrying Charles VII's royal arms is a temporary one and will be replaced by Joan's personal pennon (when GMB produce it, I could bring myself to try and paint it, whenI know that GMB's will surpass my attempts by miles). Kermoysan has had a head-swap so that he's not rudely looking at Joan through a closed visor and the banner-bearer is an ex-Citadel figure with bill replaced to hold flag.

Joan passes by a group of Cistercian monks who have travelled from the local monastery to witness and venerate the holy miracle that they have heard about. These have time-travelled from the Perry's Crusader range.

Am now thinking that things should be balanced up a bit with a Henry V or duke of Bedford vignette- better see what ideas I can muster for their layout.



6 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Very nice!

Giles said...

"O for Awesome", as they say in NZ. Stonkingly good!

Best wishes

Giles

airhead said...

Out standing work as ever. Top hole as they say in the UK.

Best regards

Airhead

tim said...

Those are amazing! Nice Work!!

Matt said...

Very, very nice!

Ubique said...

Lovely painting style and stunning heraldry (as usual).