Sunday, 15 March 2015

English bows - extra bases done.

A quick diversion from painting French men at arms - I've based up the additional English bowmen for Agincourt game.

I planned to add four extra bases, but when I've based them up I appear to have created six  - but this will allow evenly sized 'wings' of longbowmen for the English set up. All are Perry plastics and are based on 50mm square bases, as per the rest of my HYW. At previous games we've used two together to create units for Impetus rules - which seems to work Ok for a display game where the minutiae of record keeping is best avoided, to enable the players to chat with visitors and have time for their own look around the show. We'll discuss with the players what we're going to do for this years game.





Now, back to those French...

12 comments:

Chrisfigurines said...

Terrific paint work Simon, with very nice basing, you have captured the character of the new plastic figures superbly!

Ray Rousell said...

Very very nice!

Phil said...

Splendid!

Hendrid said...

Nice bit of painting there. Good work once again.

SteveH said...

look great !
have you ever tried days of knights rules? nice and simple and great fun

Dalauppror said...

Exellent looking unit, Stunning paintwork !!!

Sam Wise said...

great work on figs and bases !

Yaroslav said...

Superb figures!

Bedford said...

Really nice work Simon.

They should do the table proud at Salute.

Darrell.

Dave H said...

Simon, just out of interest, will you be presenting an Anne Curry revisionist version of the battle, or a more traditional Juliet Barker version? Thanks,Dave

painterman said...

Hi Dave- always impressed with Anne currys work. Considered setting up french as per their battle plan, which was found a few years back, and see how it goes. Simon

Dave H said...

That would be interesting to see Simon. From the modest reading I have done I fall a bit between the two camps. I dont believe the French army was as huge as generally accepted in the past but nor do I totally agree with Anne Curry's boosting of the English numbers.