The next planned unit for my Burgundians will be some bases of mixed handgunners and crossbowmen. I have completed the four units of ‘shot’ that were planned; two each of handgunners and crossbowmen. However I’ve since come up with some additional skirmishing figures that I want to do – hence these extra bases, which I can mix in as required with my existing ones.
I’m aiming to complete these base by base. First off will be a handgunners – the main reason for doing this is I wanted to create some advancing whilst negotiating a fence. One figure will be vaulting the fence and I’ve converted him from Perry plastics, using parts from different boxes. He’s had some major surgery; utilising arms and hands from various sprues which have been cut, pinned and the resultant gaps filled. I’ve also slightly adjusted the angle of his body and one of his legs. His hand is glued and pinned to the dowel that’ll be the fence post and I’m happy that the final pose looks sufficiently convincing.
The firing figure is a straightforward assembly and the third figure on the base will probably be the crossbowman casualty – again comprised of cut down arms with different hands attached - I'll see what the painted up version looks like.
Another base will include a flagbearer as I’ve not done one to date with my Burgundian skirmishers. I now have a lovely 28mm version of the commonly reproduced Burgundian flag which attributed to a crossbow unit as it displays a crossbow image, originating from French Comte region, having been part of the Grandson booty taken to Solothurn.
So the next posting should be the first base of painted and based handgunners.