The Independent Wargames Group.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Sunday, 23 January 2022
Finally, the backlog is up to date.
I had quite a backlog of units that simply needed basing. I have now caught up with this backlog with the completion of these two Burgundian foot units. Charles the Bold in theory had a large number of hand-gunners as part of his ordinances but he clearly struggled to recruit the requisite number of hand-gunners and replaced them with pikemen. These will be my only unit of gunners and are old Grenadier figures. Ive always liked the figures which I believe were sculpted by Copplestone, yes they look a bit fantastical but embody the look I want.
I bought a few old and stripped back long bowmen from Colonel Bill, Stuart nor me could recognise the company that originally made them but again I liked the look of them. I had to fill the unit out with a hodge podge of Citadel and Grenadier figures. They are probably the best dressed archers in the Burgundian army but hey ho.
Now the hard part, painting up some extra cavalry units. I would ideally like to have three units of gendarmes with their coustillier supports but nothing is planned, it never is.