Friday 18 November 2016

Coustillers for Bastard of Burgundy

I've completed the coustillers which are the second rank for Antony, Bastard of Burgundy's men at arms. This also finishes off all the mounted troops that are in my initial plan for the Burgundian Ordonnance army.

The extra two bases are all Perry Miniatures plastics (the central base was completed and is in the previous posting here). As per usual there has been some tinkering - green stuff and metal bits - to accessorise the original figures. These have been a bit of a labour of love to get to the finishing line; progress has been glacial at times and I've had to switch from doing small painting sessions on these interspersed with other stuff.

Here's a picture of the full unit, with men at arms on the front rank.

Just a few more pieces now on the list to 'complete' the army against the original plan - a Charles the Bold vignette, a unit of handguns/crossbows and casualty markers - just 12 months behind my self-imposed schedule!


  1. A labour of love indeed, well worth the wait Simon. I really like the fine detail freehand work on these, especially the chap in the red surcoat with botanic design and they look awe inspiring as a unit. The 3 figures to a base has got me inspired to do a re-basing project.


    1. Argh, re-basing - tis the work of the devil !

  2. A spectacular unit, they look wonderful!

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    1. Indeed - planning for the Swiss keeps resurfacing in my mind (and occasionally keeps me awake at night!).

  4. Absolutely wonderful, Im struggling for words to describe them, well done.

  5. Fantastic work! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Superb Burgundian cavalry, one of your Burgundian armies finest!

  7. Fantastic looking burgundians lovely painting and great conversion work.
    Best Iain

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