Friday 1 May 2009

Ye old Burgundian Ordonnance

Some selected pics of my existing Burgundian army.

Figures are Foundry/Citadel castings in the main, painted by me over many years in the early 90s. All my figures are based on large 100x50mm bases, not for any specific rules, but (I have to admit) heavily influenced by Dave Andrews collection, which I rather slavishly followed at the time.

In all there are the following bases; 12 men at arms, 6 pike (as 2 units), 8 longbows, 2 handguns, 4 crossbows, 2 halbards and 6 artillery, plus a couple of command groups. Flags are a mix of handpainted, Freezywater and some scanned images.
One of the main attractions of this army, apart from trying to 're-write' history and attempt to co-ordibnate the various troop types andactually beat the Swiss, is the visual appeal - they are very colourful; with the blue & white livery and St Andrews cross, Burgundian flints and saints adorning flags.
Will post some more soon.


  1. Lovely figures Sir! Do you game with them at all or are they pure "eye candy"?



  2. Hi Matt
    Gaming is a rare event I'm afraid; but it is the long term aim - am going to investigate Impetus rules - partly as I've heard good things and partly as the rules fit with my large bases(!).

  3. Just discovered your blog(s), and it's a shame that I didn't recognize them earlier. Excellent stuff - vibrant colours, nicely executed painting and one of my favorite periods, the Middle Ages.
    Being a reenactor not a wargamer of the late 15th century - at least until the Perrys release their new range - I can only say: Chapeau, Messire!