Saturday, June 24, 2017

Perry Wars of the Roses Infantry - WIP

Here are 108 of the 120 infantry from the three box "Yorkist Battle." The other 12 figures are the command in plate armor and will be painted separately - probably using a can of silver spray paint followed by ink wash. There are 60 archers and the balance with pole arms (including the command figures). Although the ratio of bow to bill was historically higher in period armies, I wanted more pole armed troops as the scenarios I envision using them in will have more melee than missile fire. In fact, a box of 38 Foot Knights will be added, and also a box of 12 Mounted MAA. These will be the core troops for the First St. Albans scenario. I also plan to add a box of Light Cavalry and some mounted personalities for a Bosworth scenario. Both will use Lion Rampant for the rules. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I best get these figures primed.

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  1. Mmmm. Hot and poppin' fresh from the oven!

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    1. Thanks, Spencer. Now I need to start painting them! ;) Regards, but

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  2. Holy crap! All in or not at all! Wow, it would have taken me over a week to put all those together, but I do suffer from CDO (OCD spelled in correct order;)), well done. I am interested in seeing your paint work on all the different liveries. I love this period for all it's color.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Kevin. I need to pick up a paint palette as I threw away my old one. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. That should keep you out of mischief for a while.

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  4. That's quite an achievement getting them assembled do quickly. Your head must be spinning from the glue fumes!

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    1. Thanks, Millsy! Ah, the pain is in my lower back for sitting so long - in my usual slouched position! :) I took a needed break by mowing the backyard! :) Regards and thanks for the visit and kind words! Dean

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    1. Thank you, Rodger. Yes, I think this was the hardest part - I plan to block paint and use Minwax staining next. Regards, Dean

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  6. Good grief! I look away for twelve hours or so - and this...well done! I'd still be looking at the box.

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Steven. I must confess that I may have OCD sometimes - I tend to break projects into phases/parts - in this case the building of the infantry. Warm Regards, Dean

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  7. Well nobody could accuse you of starting off slow!;-)

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Yes, I think I surprised myself - thankfully too! Best, Dean

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  8. Fast start, I'm looking forward to the next stage.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. Your work is inspiring!

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  9. Hey Dean I meant to share this with you a few days ago. It's a blog post from 2011 that I found interesting for Livery color ideas.

    http://generalheadquarters.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/retinue-liveries.html

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    1. Thanks, Kevin! I stumbled on that one too - but wasn't sure which side the first color would be - I think the right as worn? Anyway, I'm going with the ones on the Perry instructions, but not reversing the colors on the rear. I've seen a lot of references that the two color coats are halved and not reversed. Best, Dean

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