Tuesday, 21 April 2015

French Society - highs and lows

Have added a couple of command vignettes for the French high nobility and leaders at Agincourt. Firstly the Oriflamme, the sacred banner of the French from the Abbey of St Denis, last flown in battle at Agincourt. It was carried by Guillaume de Martel, who's lead by Charles duke of Orleans, the latter taken prisoner at Agincourt and finally released in 1440. Figures are Perrys and the banner is a Mirliton casting.





The other stand represents Jean Boucicault, the Marshall of France - who was captured on the day and died as a prisoner in England a few years later. Flag is by GMB Designs.




Whilst not on the 'critical path' (for anyone working in project management) for the extras I needed for Agincourt, I have been distracted from my priorities to get a few early 15th century peasants done. All done pretty swiftly - the application of washes, with a quick highlight, has become my go-to method in order to get figures to the table in the last few weeks.



These are from the newest metal codes for the Perry AO range, which surprisingly were released a few months back, after a gap of many years for this range. Perhaps we may see some more soon? They are great figures and so I thought they can be milling-around as locals guarding the Agincourt tower/castle? The left hand figures had a plastic bow added and the right-hand one is now a master of hounds (but sure about the colour of that coat! - was trying to achieve a light madder and so may repaint one day, as per the bowman's coat?).



7 comments:

saxon dog said...
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saxon dog said...

All top stuff Simon. I'll be at your game for a while on Sat. Just amazing!

Robbie Rodiss said...

looking forward to seeing your figures in the flesh this weekend. Love the Oriflamme.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Who makes the dogs

Dave H said...

The Oriflamme is very impressive Simon. Will it be lost again on saturday I wonder?

painterman said...

Der alte fritz - the hounds are sculpts which I own and we're done by Steve May.

Dalauppror said...

Exellent paintwork Simon !!!

I´ll be sure to drop by and have a IRL look at your stunning minis on saturday.

Best regards Michael