Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sir Richard Pembridge, KG, and Sir Walter Paveley, KG

Two more BTD foot knights painted up as Sir Richard Pembridge, and Sir Walter Paveley. Both of these knights fought at Crecy and Poitiers; Sir Richard also fought at Sluys. Both were members of the Knights Garters as well. Interestingly they als both died in 1375, after long and distinguished careers.
Sir Richard is wearing the helm that is still preserved to this day in the National Museum of Scotland. The actual helm itself is one of only four surviving from the 14th C. It was acquired by a Scottish painter and collector of antiquities and arts in the late-19th C.
Besides the martial prowess of these knights, I also wanted to include them because of their blue (azure in heraldic terminology) coats of arms, to offset the many red (gules) colored arms of the others in the retinue. Incidentally, the blues are a bit darker than in the images due to the flash from the camera.
Plus the arms of Sir Richard are simple yet very colorful and striking. Very nice on the gaming table.
Just two more foot knights and the two units of six MAA will be ready to join the mounted MAA unit already in the retinue.

25 comments:

  1. Stunning work Dean! You must have a very impressive force now!

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    1. Thanks again, Rodger. Not a large number of figures, which is another nice thing about Lion Rampant. It's cool to paint up the retinue anyway - or in this case with anyone - I feel like. Of course, one could paint up a retinue using one coat of arms, but... Warm regards, Dean

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    2. No, no, no this is a much better idea than having the whole army in the one set of colours!

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  2. Love the pastel colours...very realistic. Your freehand work is also excellent!

    Do you know how these BTD figures fare against Crusader's new 'Early Crusades' medievals?

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    1. Thanks, Ioannis. I think BTD and Crusader would mix together well. The Later Crusaders figures are in mostly mail, whereas the Early-HYW BTD figs have a mixture of mail and plate. Up to at least Crecy, I'd say mail was still in evidence. The great helms of the Crusades are quite distinctly Teutonic though. Nice figures in any case. Best, Dean

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    2. Good to know they match size-wise! Thanks...

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  3. Your rolling right along Dean! Great work!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you much, Christopher! I felt compelled to finish up a couple more before the work week. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. More nifty brushwork from your painting table! This collection of knights will look smashing on the gaming table.

    Continued good pocket history lesson too.

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  5. Great painting Dean, love the yellow and blue stripes, the colours really work well together.

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    1. Thanks again, Simon. Scary icon, BTW :)

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  7. Great stuff Dean - I really enjoy this series of figures you've done.

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  8. You are keeping your standards impressively high Dean. These are truly wonderful!

    Best wishes,
    Jason

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  9. I was unable to comment on all entries... But I´m following the project with great interest!

    Good work once again!

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    1. No worries, thanks for the interest and nice comment!

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  10. I don't know how you knock out so many great models.

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    1. Thanks, James. I'm only painting one or two figs at a time, whereas you put out 20-30 of all sorts all at once. Have you tried out Lion Rampant yet in your parts? Warm regards, Dean

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  11. A lot for me to learn from your impressive work, Dean! I´ll keep coming back for more! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're most welcome. Thank you for visiting and looking forward to more fine work on your blog. Regards, Dean

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