Tuesday, August 1, 2017

An English Army Arrayed (Mid to Late-15th C.)

“This knight…brought with him…men who had been hardened in certain civil wars which had raged in their country. They were huge feeders, and deep carousers…often unruly and noisy in their wassail. Though from a remote and somewhat barbarous island, they yet believed themselves to be the most perfect of men on earth.”
Just a group photo of the Perry figures recently completed. These are the contents of 3 boxes of Infantry and a box each of Foot Knights, Light Cavalry and Mounted Men at Arms. Also, a metal cannon and Yorkist foot command included as a freebie with the 3 boxes of Infantry "Army Deal."
Some close ups of the troops by type.
Foot Knights with the metal Yorkist Foot Command on the two center stands.
Mounted Men at Arms
Infantry with pole arms
Bows
Light Cavalry
Metal cannon and crew
Coincidentally, a book I won off of ebay arrived from England today.
Someday, I will need to playtest the First St Albans and Bosworth scenarios. However, after "counting the fighting men," so to speak, it appears a couple more boxes of foot should be added. Best wishes to you all!

34 comments:

  1. Holy cow! That's beyond impressive - to have created such a wonderful army at an incredible pace is to be commended! Now, we await the battle reports!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and your nice comment, Greg! Warmest regards, Dean

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  2. Outstanding work Dean. Your army looks exceptional.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jake. Best to you and yours! Dean

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  3. Jaw-dropping splendor, Dean. Hard to believe how recently you began this project. Astounding speed and beauty.

    Great work!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jonathan. I now see I will need a few more units. Regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic work Dean! Epic army and great work tempo :)

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Best regards, Dean

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  5. Sweet Jupiter! That's fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks, Tim! Warm regards, Dean

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  6. What a sight! You managed to get these done in such incredible time too.

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    1. Appreciate your visit and nice compliment, Michael! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Steven. Perry figures are very satisfying to paint! Regards, Dean

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    1. House of York, lives! :) Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Great Army Dean and "The Medieval Soldier" is a bit of a reenactment legend as a book! If you look at some of the photos you will see Alan and Michael Perry in them from their days in the White Company!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the kind compliments, and also for the tip about the Perrys. Warm regards, Dean

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  10. Great output and they look really good. In the same time I was able to only do one regiment of foot for my ECW Covenanters (about 36 figures) ... so... Challenge Accepted!
    Naw, I'm taking a painting break the rest of summer and only going to work on shelf/display models.

    BTW, awesome book. I believe it's part of a series with Romans and Vikings (both I have) and it's full of re-enactors as aforementioned above.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Gabe! Your Covenanters are a lot more detailed than these WotR guys, so your count is still impressive. Challenge or not :)! I have a Samurai armor book with reenactors - I think from this series too.
      Regards, Dean

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  11. Brilliant army Dean, painted in record time!

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  12. Well, Dean, you made a 'Tango01' TMP link post! Well done!
    Fast AND good!

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    1. Wow! I've not been on TMP for quite a while too! I guess I have a reason to check it out now. Hope the smoke isn't too bad for you all up there in B.C. It's pretty smokey down here in right now. Peace, Dean

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  13. All of them together is quite impressive to see. My favorite picture is of you wearing your armor, armed with your magazine!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Kevin. I am a bit of a goof! :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  14. Excellent looking army Dean and in record time!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I just ordered another box ea6of infantry and Foot knights. Regards, Dean

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  15. Fantastic looking army, in record time! Have you ordered the mercenaries box as well, I can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I hemmed and hawed over the Merc box,but ended up with another infantry box. I felt bow and pole armed troops would be more versatile for other WotR's battles. Regards, Dean

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    2. Your right of course about St Albans, but for Bosworth there is a good argument for pike and shot had been around for a while by then, the fact is the mercenaries box is mainly different in the command sprue and the arms plus a few varient heads all the bodies of the rank and file are the same and with all the bill and bows sets you've had you'd be able to turn them all into archers if you felt like it anyway! But fair enough, at least we get to see some more bills and bows!
      Best Iain

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    3. Iain, I may still get that set eventually, but plan to paint up the entire box of infantry as the Earl of Oxford's retinue. I will give the Citadel 6 decals another shot. And you're right about handguns and mercs at Bosworth. I also read somewhere that one of the nobles (Lancastrian?) was killed by a crossbow bolt through the neck at an earlier battle.

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