Wednesday, 21 March 2018

15mm Wars of Roses.

Thats the last of the Lancastrian host. Flags are a mix of petes flags and hand painted.

The Earl of Devon and Edward prince of Wales retinues. Devons flags are petes flags and Edwards and lord Wenlock are hand painted  except for Edwards heraldic flag which is another of petes great prints.

                   The Duke of Exeter and Earl of Oxfords retinues, once again Oxfords flags are the superb petes flags prints and Exeters are hand painted.

I can now paint a project that is also of great interest to me, the English civil war. I have put it of for far to long and i was intending to make the ECW/TYW my main theme this year, until all the recent Italian wars releases that is. Still i will spend next few months painting a ECW Royalist army, i have had the testudo figures and  Wargame designs flag sheets sat waiting for a few years, with just a few regiments painted in that time as seen below, so for now its all for king and country!

Monday, 5 March 2018

28mm Steelfist Renaissance knights.

 It seems these days only the superbly sculpted and extreemly historicaly accurate, and very much into my historical time zone Steelfist miniatures could  make me even think of putting paint to 28mm figures.  I was very much consigned to 15mm only and have not touched a 28mm figure for at least 18 months or more.
  I have painted these wonderful mounted Renaissance knights straight from the art work of  Maximillians triumph, banners and all.

There is some very exciting stuff going on at Steelfist miniatures,with their new Landsknechts released recently,  i just had to get myself enough to make a 44 man pikebloc( also a nice sheet of petes flags to). they are certainly the very best  and most historically accurate 28mm Landsknechts out there and likely be the best ever produced, for along time to come.   My future painting plans have been more or less dictated to by manufacturers  recent releases, , i had given up on the Italian wars due to a lack of  fine figures to paint in  15mm, now suddenly the early Renaissance is coming to life, with Steelfist 28s and bluemoon and khurasan releasing or working on releasing what look to be excellent Italian wars ranges, things have never looked so good  and with only a bit of basing to finish of my wars of roses and a part complete 15mm ECW Royalist army in the way,  the italian wars has made a unexpected and welcome leap to the top of my wish list.

Steelfist Landsknechts safely arrived

Sunday, 25 February 2018

15mm Wars of Roses. Somersets battle

The Duke of Somersets battle, with Queen Margaret . All the flags hand painted.
 Somerset commanded the Lancastrian army at the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Neville clan 15mm War of roses

Richard Neville Earl of Warwick  and his brother John Neville Marquess of Montagu.

And here is the leading Lancastrian nobles of the conflict in 1471.

from left to right: The fierce tempered Edmund Beaufort Duke of Somerset ; The She Devil Queen Margaret of Anjou : and the king maker Earl of Warwick.

And finally a couple of cannons of Warwick and Somerset.

Its nice to finally get some painted miniatures posted, besides the figures to paint  i have had to draw up a huge flag sheet and paint them too, time consuming by its self!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Bluemoon releases 15mm Landsknechts.

Bluemoon have released a rather nice looking Italian wars range. With the sad news that the venexia italian wars range has pretty much gone the way of the Dodo along with Sgt Major miniatures, this new range is welcome news to me at least. Looking at the images they appear to be very nice sculpts for the scale with plenty of variety.
  At the moment i am commited to finishing of the Lancastrian war of roses army(of which photos will follow soon) followed by my pile of testudo miniatures ECW which have waited attention toolong, but thanks to bluemoon a return to the Italian wars in the near future is assured.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Khurasan HYW releases.

Khursan have released these new figure packs to there 15mm( actually more 18mm) hundred years war range. I am very excited at the look of these, and can already see a mass of these in heraldry and banners . Looks like an Agincourt project is in order!

Thursday, 21 December 2017