Friday, June 19, 2015

High Medieval Foot - Based & Rebased

Here are the foot for the Battle of Worringen game which should be on the table in a week or so. All of the figures, except for the "Revolting Peasants" were painted some time ago. Still need to get flags for the Brabant and Berg forces - both have a lion rampant as their heraldry; Brabant's a gold/yellow lion on a black field, and Berg's a red lion on a white field. Appropriately the rules intended to be used will be Lion Rampant. It'll be interesting to see how it works as the number of figures for the game, which will include several mounted MAA units will be fairly large for the rules. Anyway, all of the figures were recently based (or re-based) on to 40mm square Litko plywood bases.
Mostly Old Glory with a few Curteys
Here are the recently completed Old Glory "Revolting Peasants." They are the citizens of Cologne who sided with Jan of Brabant. Per the rules, they should be classed as Serfs, but their actual impact at the battle may make them Fierce Foot.
Old Glory Revolting Peasants, RPM-02
These are the Foot Serjeants of Siegfried of Westerburg, the hated Archbishop of Cologne. Hated by the citizenry of Cologne, among others. Except for the standard bearer in the front unit which is an Old Glory figure, all the rest are Curteys. The flags represent Luxembourg and Guelders. Siegfried is believed to have used a plain black cross on white field. He was affiliated with the Teutonic Knights. Incidentally, two brothers from the Order tried, unsuccessfully, to negotiate peace prior to the battle.
Mostly Curteys
Here are the Foot Serjeants belonging to Jan of Brabant and Adolph VIII of Berg. Still needing their standards. Except for the musician on the far right rear, all of the figures are Old Glory from their Mongols in Europe range. They actually match-up very nicely with the Curteys, but were based separately.
Old Glory, ME-41
Next are the crossbowmen who will be divided up between both forces. These are Old Glory Normans from their Dark Ages range. These figures were used extensively in the past in armies ranging from Normans to HYW French - mostly WAB games when they were singly-based.
Old Glory, DA-19
Finally a handful of Old Glory crossbowmen from their Mongols in Europe range. They'll be part of Siegfried's forces.
Old Glory, ME-42
This will be only my second or third Lion Rampant game, and am looking forward to seeing it played out scenario-based versus point-based.

28 comments:

  1. Awesome! love your Foot Serjeants and Revolting Peasants - very nice

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  2. Peasants are very impressive! Great job on the heraldy of the sergeants!

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  3. Very nice work on all the figures Dean! The heraldry looks great!

    Christopher

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  4. As the three commenters before me stated, the hand-painted heraldry on the shields is first rate! Very colorful and will look terrific on the gaming table. Revolting peasants still don't look so revolting to me!

    Great brushwork as always!

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  5. Thank you all very much for the interest and great comments! I need to find the site where I got the flags - so I can download the others. Warm Regards, Dean

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  6. Great work, Dean. I do like a bit o'Medieval.

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  7. I love the shields and flags!

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  8. Splendid minis, as usual! The ensemble is magnificent - all the fine heraldry on the shields and banners... fantastic! (glad to see a fellow with a "avant la lettre" Portuguese republican flag, on pic F4, 2nd row, 5th man from the right... ;) ) Cheers!

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  9. Rebasing can be a pain in the a.. but you did a great job sir!.

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  10. Great work Dean! I really hate rebasing!

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  11. Thank you all for the kind comments! This should be the final basing for these guys. Even for skirmish games like Lion Rampant, I find it very tiresome moving individual figures. Three on a 40mm square seems to work fine - using casualty counters. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. What an absolutely beautiful display! Your table will be the envy of everyone.

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    1. Thank you very much, Anne. Thanks for the generous gift from your blog too. Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Wonderful looking army. In these days of shield transfers it is easy to forget that shields would have been hand painted and, I suspect, would have looked more like your excellent examples. Much prefer the effect of these!

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    1. Thanks you very much for the compliments, LH. It's sometimes tough to opt out of the excellent transfers available. I'm glad these meet your approval! Best, Dean

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  14. Great work.
    The peasants are suitable / good addition and give new position the battle..

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  15. Impressive collection you're fielding there - and great choice of rules. We did a few large battle experiments with Lion Rampant here at the Stockholm club, and that worked very well (we were 6 players in total on the same table). I hope you guys will have a fantastic game this weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Soren. The games you and your mates have played are inspirational. Actually plan to play this game the following week, as my mom is visiting this coming week. I'll be sure to post an AAR with pics. Best, Dean

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  16. Seriously impressive looking Dean. I do love how you crank out these amazing looking armies for all these different periods. Top notch mate.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Simon, warm regards, Dean

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  17. Great and impressive. I like the coloring in earth tones in particular.
    Peter

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  18. Thank you kindly, Gentlemen. The ground work is rather simple, I'm ashamed to say. Acrylic caulking with a Burnt Umber base, dry-brushed with Khaki (both craft store paints), and a light flocking of static grass. Warm regards, Dean

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  19. If that lot doesn't put the wind up'em nothing will. Grand job of basing ol'boy, I hope sharing a base doesn't put the lads off of their game.

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    1. Thanks, Dave. No worries about the basing - safety in numbers :) Best, Dean

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