Friday, 12 February 2021

Nearly completed.



In nearing completion of this lttle project. I have really enjoyed the painting exercise although some of the figure painting was marred by having to stand as opposed to sitting. Not recommended. The first images are Kildare's completed ward, minus Kildare which I havent started painting yet. In reality he never left Ireland and sent his brother across instead where he was killed at Stoke Field along with the kern and gallowglass. The Irish who werent  killed on the battlefield were hung when captured. Strange how we seemed to do that regularly.



I had another large Marcus Hinton figure going spare so painted him up  as a standard bearer.

A  review of the army minus the cavalry which aren't completed yet. Considering Andy Callan recommends a 100 point battle as the norm, I overdid the whole thing. Still one cant change the habit of a lifetime. It does mean John and I can use them for Pike and Shotte as well. 

                              

Many years  ago I had some lovely medieval tents created by Hales Models, like most things I sold them and regretted it later. I have managed to locate something similar but not as detailed. The one in the background is the first of what will be the camp.

  


A lot of the armies during the wars were classed as a levy. This is the first one made up of various archer figures. I couldn't help myself by giving them a fairly uniform look. Its my OCD I think.
So a very pleasant painting interlude albeit a tad expensive, stil it has kept my mind off the Covid bollocks.


 

24 comments:

  1. Well those are just splendid Robbie, well done! Hope you are fully fit again now.

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    1. Clearly not as fit as you David, well done on your vaccination, that must give you peace of mind.

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  2. Great result. I think the 100 point force in Andy Callan’s rule is a bit on the ‘slim side’, I’m sure your extra troops will see action. :-)

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    1. I really hope so Norm. To be fair to Andy I think he catered the rules to fit with modern thinking where wargamers use far smaller numbers. Im too set in my ways for that Im afraid. I simply love loads of figures on a table.

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  3. Robbie, this is a very handsome army. Great job! As for painting OCD and overdoing army size, clearly, you are not alone!

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    1. Says you Johnathan, truly a man to emulate as regards numbers and speed of painting.

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  4. Another stunning force. Well done.

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    1. Thanks and very kind of you. Of course now that a new range of figures is being released by Athena Miniatures I can see things continuing. Wargamers are truly spoiled.

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  5. A lovely display, you ought to be very chuffed with the outcome.

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    1. I am Iain. Having little to spend my money on I stretched to buying some Grenadier and Citadel figures. This hopefully will stop when the pubs open again.

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    1. Good to hear from you Colin, I cant match you for numbers Im afraid but I keep pegging away. By the way got any spare pain killers?

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  7. Lovely looking toys Robbie...
    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. Will we ever discuss life again one asks?

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  8. Gorgeous looking war of the Roses force! I hope your back has improved and I'm sure the 100 points is just a guide, pike and shot or hail Caesar?
    Best Iain

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    1. Ive never been a one to follow rules. They seem more of a guide Im afraid, and as for points in wargaming, well I was never very good at Maths.

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  9. Great looking forces for the WoTR, Robbie!

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    1. Thanks for that, just a couple off light cavalry units to do and I hope to call time on them.

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  10. A most impressive review and they all look bewdiful too! You should be rightly pleased. Standing while painting; that's tricky for sure.
    Regards, James

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    1. I wouldnt recommend standing to anyone.I found it was okay for basic blocking in but for finer work it was hopeless.

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  11. Beautiful looking troops, with lots of colour. Splendid. :-)

    Cheers,

    David.

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