Monday 23 March 2015

An army needs generals

As part of the campaign I am playing with Mick, we had to split our allotted points up to make 3 armies, hence the need for 3 army generals. It then became apparent, the only General figure(s) I had completed for my WSS collection was that of Marlborough himself. I had plenty of single based models to represent the brigadiers and even enough double bases for the divisional commanders but only 1 General. I made a quick order to Essex Miniatures to rectify that. I decided to paint them up to match the armies that I have in my collection, hence 1 for the Saxons, 1 for the Imperialists and 1 for the French. these are not the greatest photos as taken with my mobile and the lighting was not great.

The figures are all from Essex except for the 2 mounted drummers which are from Roundway Miniatures. I'm not sure of the make of the standing horse. After these guys I decided to paint up a couple of spare Dragoon figures to act as messengers for relaying orders. I painted them in Imperialist colours as they will match my army for the campaign. I have also started on some dismounted dragoon figures as I need to represent them for holding bridges and such like,

Now I just need to complete 2 more bases of dismounted dragoons for the English for our next game in April.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Lion Rampant X

Sorry for the delay in between posts but work has been hectic. I have managed to get in a couple of games, notable a WSS campaign with Mick which I will post more of later. So on to the painting. I have now completed all of my mounted figures for Lion Rampant so here they are. First up is the mounted men at arms for the Prince's retinue.

The second unit I completed was the men at arms for the Fitzwalter retinue. For William Fitzwalter I decided to paint his helmet in his retinues colour. I have seen others do this and think it can be quite effective.

So to complete my retinues I have another unit of archers to add to the Fitzwalter's, their is another unit of foot sergeants for the Prince. I am still awaiting my order from Black tree which will allow me to finish the mounted yeoman and some foot men at arms.