Friday 17 December 2010

French Coustillers

A few more gaps filled with the French army. These are 'coustillers', sergeants' or mounted retainers carrying their lords flags and banners, which I'll be using either as a second rank supporting the mounted men at arms, or as a seperate unit for lighter cavalry tactics.

They have been painted by Jim Bowen and based and flagged by me - all GMB Design flags, except the French arms banner which is a free download from the excellent Kriggspill site. These now complete my planned mounted French troops, unless there is the need to ad a few more for the Salute game next year?

This will probably be the last posting on this blog for this year. It's been a pretty good year as far as progress is concerned, taking into acount the amount of time I've had, although I didn't get to the planned finishing post with these HYW armies. However that post does seem to be coming into view and the Salute venture will be sufficient to motivate me to finish early next year.

I'm now busy assembling plastics for my next Burgundian figures and ready for the new figures and useful pieces in the Perrys 'Mercenaries' box.

Toodle pip....


Ubique Matt said...

Great figures. I like the contrast beyond the flags and uniforms of the carriers. Very nice work.


Stuart said...

Excellent as usual Simon, a really colourful unit, you can never really have too many flags I feel!

I've enjoyed following your musings and watching your projects grow, your enthusiasm has spurred me on in my own.

Looking forward to what the new year brings in new painting, new figures and rare books!

All the best


Giles said...

Indeed, another great addition to the French forces. Thanks for all the posts - this is a great blog with top notch posts!

Best wishes