Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Armagnacs (part une)

In attempting to get close to a point of partial completion with my HYW armies at the end of this year (which I have failed to do) I realised that I'd overlooked the fact that earlier in the year I'd finished about fifty-odd French figures, a mix of men at arms and retainers, which I found carefully tucked away in a box. So these are the first group of six bases. Until now I'd hesitated basing them, as I want to use as many pre-printed flags as possible, due to their high quality, and to align flagbearers to respective knights where I've painted specific heraldry on surcoats. So these figures are those who have generic French flags (from Adolfos Ramos, LBMS, et moi). Future basing now appears to be held hostage to a future date when new HYW flags are available - so anyone who can influence Grahame Black or Steve Hales to release some more, will have my eternal gratitude! Figures are Perrys with a couple of Citadel Miniatures interlopers, all brushwork is mine.

This will probably be the last blog on here for a short while, as I switch my attention to my Burgundians and things plastic on t'other blog. However I have made a 2010 resolution to complete these armies.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They are looking very nice!


Sire Godefroy said...

Wow, nice one again. Too bad it shall be the last progress here in a while. Let me add that your armies provided a good portion of inspiration/motivation to start my very own 1400s in 2010. :-)

Just curious if there are any references for those gilded helmets - looks quite cool.


Giles said...

Those really are stonkingly good - especially the intricate heraldry on the coats. This time of the year seems a suitabel time to say how much I've enjoyed your blog; it's always fun to watch a one-period collection take shape and grow.

airhead said...

Great looking figures as usual, thanks for your posts over 2009 and all the best for 2010, will be following your other blog with intrest.

Best Regards


painterman said...

Thanks for the comments.
SG, re gilded helms, I don't believe there are any remaining ones (only a handful from this period survive anyway). My refs are from medieval illustrations try -
Just provide a bit of visual variety.
Cheers for now.

saxon dog said...

Great work!

WABit said...

Is that the French more or less complete then Simon?

Love to see a group shot if so. And the English too.


painterman said...

Hi Darrell,
Just spotted your question. The answer is no, more to come - i think I have another 40 odd French MAAs done and awaiting basing. Really awaiting on flag releases from GMB and some time for me.
Hopefully more Scots next up, but focus on later 15th century at the moment.

WABit said...

I've been following both your blogs so I'm bound to see what you have painted up next. Very much looking forward to it, of course.

If you check out your Burgundian blog you will find a link for the L&LB Soc. Bosworth article.


Bluewillow said...

supurb job Simon the composition and layout of your bases are excellent and inspiring.....must resist 100 years war!