Monday, 21 February 2011

Count of Narbonne

Am now trying to focus all my time on completing the outstanding items for the Salute Verneuil game that Darrell Hindley and I are putting on, for the Lance and Longbow society.

So first up is a vignette base for Guillaume de Lara, Count of Narbonne, who was one of the senior commanders of the Armagnacs. It appears that Narbonne's contingent may have got ahead of the other French units in the fighting and reached the English line first, which had the effect of lessening the impact and effectiveness of the advance on the English position. Narbonne's fate was to be killed at the battle, after which his body was strung up and quartered by the English following a mock trial.

The figures are all Perry HYW range and the flag is a free download. The mounted figure of the count has had a conversion on the right arm; the cast-on arm to hold an upright lance has been replaced with a plastic sword-branding one from the Perrys 'Mercenaries' plastics to give him a 'leadership' pose. The right arm pauldron was then remodelled with putty. The foot knight is the Epringham figure with his moulded heraldry removed to enable a repaint.

Photos taken indoors in some haste. Now working my way through assembling various wagons for use with the English encampment.


rob said...

Great conversion. Where did the dog model come from?


painterman said...

Hi Robert,
When I was typing the blog ebtry I thought that I'd say where the dog was from, but I can't remember. There are a pack of 4 I believe (as I have others to use). Not like me to forget, so sorry - if I can recall I'll post here agai.