Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sir Ralph Basset of Drayton, KG and Sir Hugh Calveley

Two more BTD foot knights from their Late-HYW line; painted up as Sir Ralph Basset and Sir Hugh Calveley. Both served at Crecy and Poitiers. On the left with the large two-handed sword is the younger Sir Ralph, his father of the same name also served Edward III and fought at Crecy. Sir Hugh is wielding a battle axe and fought in numerous campaigns in France, Flanders and the Iberian Peninsula. He fought along with Sir John Chandos at the Battle of Auray in 1364, and was a leader of the Free Companies.  He also took part in the Combat of the Thirty.
Again, I am very impressed with these BTD figures. They are nicely detailed, and very robust which will be a plus when used in Lion Rampant skirmish gaming. They are on the larger side of 28mm and are a good match in size and style with the Perry Agincourt to Orleans range. These two are wearing houndskull visored bascinets and mostly-plate armor that would be common from the mid- to late-14th C., and still be seen up to Agincourt.
Sir Hugh's coat of arms are: Argent a fess gules between three bulls sable - that is on a white (argent) field, a red (gules) band (fess) between three black (sable) bulls. Sir Ralph's are:  Or three piles gules a canton ermine - that is on a yellow/gold (or) field, three red (gules) wedges (piles) with a square (canton) in the upper corner of the field with weasel fur (ermine). Fun with heraldry!
Three down, nine more to go for two 6-man foot MAA units for the retinue.

20 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the visit and nice words! Know how busy you've been - keep up the great updates on your blogs. Best, Dean

      Delete
  2. Fantastic Dean! Very impressive work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rodge. Appreciate your interest and comments. Dean

      Delete
  3. I'm now starting to think that I need more knights in my collection - lovely work again Dean.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Michael! Yes, would love to see some of your knights again. Best, Dean

      Delete
  4. Another top notch example of painted heraldry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you kindly, Matt. Best, Dean

      Delete
  5. Nifty brushwork with the heraldry and more interesting bios. Actually, amazing heraldry detailing! The BTD knights are really nice. Very good tip that BTD match with Perry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I have to say they would fit well next to Perrys, but of course, the Perrys have an edge over fine detail. That said, I still very much like BTD - particularly for skirmish gaming with Lion Rampant. Regards, Dean

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you Phil! Thanks for visiting and posting the nice comment. Best, Dean

      Delete
  7. When I first saw the title I read it as Sir Ralph Bassett of Dayton. Then I thought to myself "They had knights in Dayton Ohio" Then I realized my error.

    Lovely job again Dean.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! Thanks, Anne. Also a Knight of Columbus, OH ;) Best, Dean

      Delete
  8. Superb painting. Again the coat of arms are excellently executed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Nick! Appreciate your approval. Warm regards, Dean

      Delete
  9. Gorgeous painting Dean, and I appreciate the links! The combat of the thirty is insane and fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Really fine work there Dean! Your retinue is going to look brilliant on the table!

    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks, Gents! Appreciate your visit and nice words as always. Warm regards, Dean

    ReplyDelete