Sunday, 29 September 2013

Duke of Burgundy's command contingent

I've added two bases of mounted men at arms to accompany the duke of Burgundy - these now create a completed command unit of mounted men at arms.




All the figures and horses are Perry plastics or metals and have had some element of conversion or additions to them - which have been covered in previous posts. A rear row of coustillers will support these, who'll be carrying a bigger selection of banners, to add a bit more 'medieval glamour'. It's most likely that these men at arms would have been composed of members of the duke's household; those who held positions within the duke's territories and the most prestigious administrative roles. The personal heraldry for many of these is known and whilst most of the figures don't lend themselves to showing this (as they don't wear coats) I may pack out the second row of coustillers and servants with a large number of personal banners for these individuals. Completion of these is now dependant on the release of the Perry's Late medieval Light Cavalry box set, which look like the ideal figures, but I'm guessing these will not be available until sometime next year.




Spending the time adding the Burgundian mouldings to the horse bard seems to have work well and I've got the finished impression that I wanted to portray. However I'm not totally happy with my freehand painting of the flint devices on the caparisoned horse. It's based on some remaining tapestry designs and it should have slightly finer detailing - I'll give it another go (using a different version of the device) on a horse for my other planned command base, which will be Antony, the bastard of Burgundy - Charles' half brother and a military man. I want to replicate the passive stance with this base too and have been searching for options with mounts - would anyone know if the Crusader Minis Wars of the Roses barded horses fit well with Perry plastic men at arms?





Will now take stock to decide on the next figures to do...or maybe it's time for some baggage train items?




19 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, well done superb.
    Sean

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  2. Very beautifull ! Incredible painting job on the caparisons

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  3. Stunning !!!!

    Lovely paint work !

    Best regards Michael

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  4. Superb command contingent, really top notch painting!

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  5. Absolutely splendid work. can't wait till next year to see the back rank added

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  6. Fantastic! An amazing collection. Army images please!!!

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  7. Stunning work. Fantastic looking unit. I look forward to what comes next.

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  9. Another well composed and thought out unit. I really like the relaxed feel enabled by the horse conversions. Love that livery coat too. Inspiring stuff !

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  10. Fantastic! May I ask what colour blue that is please.

    Christopher

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    1. Hi Christopher, the blue is Vallejo model colour Prussian Blue (70965); some black added as shade coat, the highlights are sparse use of VJAndrea Blue.
      Simon.

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  11. Outstanding work, and a top job on the Duke, I just love the Heraldry on his horse and the heraldry on his standard bearers horse.

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  12. Marvellous artwork, very inspiring. I´d be happy to be half the artist you are. Cheers!

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