Saturday, August 19, 2017

Another Box of Perry WotR Foot Knights Painted

Finished painting these guys after taking a break in between painting their armor and their surcoats. Wanting coats of arms for both First St Albans and Bosworth didn't help as the two battles are decades apart. Ended up compromising by having a few from both battles, as well as generic Yorkist and Lancaster colors. This additional box allows for 7 more units of Foot Men at Arms with 6-figures each for Lion Rampant. Quite an economical way to add reinforcements.
The Earl of Oxford's blue boar standard, as well as the Duke of Buckingham's white swan standard, were both downloaded from the internet after Googling "Earl of Oxford standard."
The Earl of Oxford was not present at First St Albans, but was a respected commander in other battles, most notably commanding Henry Tudor's forces at Bosworth.
The guy to the Earl's right is Rhys ap Thomas, a distinguished Welsh soldier who also fought for Henry Tudor at Bosworth.
At the Battle of Barnet, the Earl's stars were supposedly mistaken for Edward IV's Sun in Splendor badge by Lord Montagu - leading to the Lancastrian's defeat.
Next up are the Earl of Northumberland (left) and the Duke of Norfolk (right), with men at arms wearing the livery of Lord Ferrers (red and white) and Lord Fitzwalter (blue). The 2nd Earl of Northumberland was killed at First St Albans supporting King Henry VI. The 4th Earl of Northumberland infamously failed to support Richard III at Bosworth. The Duke of Norfolk led Richard III's vanguard at Bosworth, where he was killed in action. John Radcliffe, Lord Fitzwalter, was killed fighting for the Yorkists at the Battle of Ferrybridge. The 7th Baron of Ferrers died at Bosworth fighting for Richard III.
The white swan standard of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham is next. He participated in Henry V's campaign in France during the Hundred Years War. At St Albans he negotiated with the Earl of Warwick on behalf of King Henry VI. Although wounded at First St Albans, he survived and later fought and died at the Battle of Northampton, still loyal to King Henry VI.
Finally, here are Men at Arms in generic Yorkist (blue and red) and blue and white colors. The latter being worn by several families, both York and Lancaster supporters.
On the gaming front, I've committed to host the First St Albans game at a game day next month at Fort Steilacoom. One of the local gamers is a member of the historical society there, and he hosts an annual gameday in one of the old officer's quarters. Wishing you all the best!

P.S. I had to re-post this entry as the font was too small - and I couldn't get it to update to a larger font. Apologies for the inconvenience.

28 comments:

  1. Brilliant command stands and foot knights Dean!

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    1. Thank a lot, Mike. They were colorful times! Best regards, Dean

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  2. So many splendid and colored figures Dean, well done!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Appreciate the visit and nice comment. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal! Regards, Dean

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  4. Dean, how are you doing the armour? I love how it's coming up.

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    1. Thanks for asking, UG. Pretty simple method for the plate armor. First sprayed with a can of silver (any brand will do); Second, a wash of Vallejo Black Ink; Finally, light dry-brush with Vallejo Silver. With so little flesh showing, I just paint Vallejo Flesh, followed by a light wash of Vallejo Skin Wash. The surcoats are painting last (and most time-consuming! :) ) Hope this explains it. Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Me too - those guys really like metal!

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    1. I appreciate the compliment; but truly the plate armor was the easiest part. :) Best regards, Dean

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  6. They look brilliant! Have you read the Conn Iggulden books set in the same period? I've read all of his books except for the War of the Roses series - your miniatures are tempting me to have a closer look at this period of history.

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    1. Thank you kindly for the tip, Steven. I've not read any of his books yet...but, I'm waiting on Campaigns of the Wars of Roses, which I just ordered off of ebay. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much again, Rodger! Regards, Dean

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  8. As others have commented, your armor work is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I think I now have enough foot for a good Lion Rampant game on a 5X7' gaming area (my mat size). Anymore figures and there wouldn't be enough movement room for Lion Rampant's 3" between units rule :) Warm regards, Dean

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  9. I can't believe just how much you are getting through at the moment Dean - sensational job.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. I have to admit the Perry plastics are a pleasure to paint up. They remind me of my youth when I used to have Airfix 1/72nd figures. Warm regards, Dean

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  10. Sorry it's been so long since I visited your blog, looks like you've been busy love all those banners so much colour , the figures look top notch which is expected when it comes to your painting. Cheers, and thxs for your very kind comments on my Egyptians

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    1. No worries about the visits, Kent; Ive been away for a long time myself. Yes your Egyptians are wonderful. Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Great looking MAA, cranking them out to a high standard!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. This last addition of foot should be enough for a First St Albans game. I may need to add a box of Mercenaries for the Bosworth one though :) Best Regards, Dean

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  12. Game day sounds like fun. I hope you take pictures and post, and of course an AAR.

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    Kevin

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    Amazing, I still can't believe you have an army already, both sides at that!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kevin. I certainly plan to post an AAR of the game day, not just of my game, but the others too. Best regards, Dean

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  13. Stunning and colorful flags
    handsome knights

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    1. Thanks, MM. These Perry figures are wonderful to paint up.

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