I was never a follower of Games Workshop and couldn't understand the attraction with Warhammer etc; however I always found their figures a work of art. As a consequence I collected and painted up a Bretonnian army using their early and later ranges. I must admit I made a good job of the figures but then ended up selling the whole lot after one game. Another sale I now regret. Anyway I was looking around for some figures to make into a levy archer unit for Never Mind the Billhooks and chanced upon some old plastic Bretonnian archers on E Bay. The rest is history. I still had some heads from my original Bretonnian army so chopped a few heads off to give them some variety.
I couldnt bring myself to make them look too levy like and painted them in a semi uniform attire. I like them. Yes they are fantasy figures, yes they dont look like a motley crew but Im happy with them. So happy Ive started another unit of archers.
Those have turned out nicely, well done Robbie. I think we all regret selling some army or other if we're of a certain vintage.ReplyDelete
I keep telling myself there's no point in looking backwards David but sometimes it can be difficult. Im trying to remember who I sold the Brettonians to but I couldnt afford to buy them back so its a pointless exercise.Delete
They look great. Got quite a few of those Bretonian archers. Fit in well with a WOTR armyReplyDelete
I always liked the figure Neil and are simple to chop about. Perry heads work as well.Delete
The Earl of Kildare looks great, where is he from? The bretonian archers look great and its always fun cobbling together a unit of knights, for all thise mounted actions in the WOTR, still they'll come in useful as Spanish gendarmes! Really enjoying seeing you paint up more late 15th century stuff!ReplyDelete
My thoughts exactly Iain. I needed? some extra Spanish knights to pad out their army and these will be great.Delete
Great additions, Robbie!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the encouragement. It has been an enjoyable little project only spoiled by bits not functioning as they should.Delete
Robbie,"cracking" stuff-colour is everything in Ancients and Medievals-masterful.How do you have so many "spares"???ReplyDelete
Sadly John like a lot of other wargamers I cant let a bargain slip by and end up buying stuff I really will never use, and then I find a use for it. You know the feeling.Delete