Thursday, 17 January 2019

Fun With Flags

I seem to be doing a lot with flags at the moment. I've currently working on a couple of War of the Roses command elements, complete with multiple flags, but they aren't quite ready yet.

As a change of pace I've been painting some Roundway (yes them again) medieval Russians for use as mercenaries for my Polish & Lithuanian armies.  For extra variety I decided to add paper lance pennons:

As you can see I have varied both the size and shape of the pennons but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.

It's been a while since I did this sort of thing but the first one (far left) went well.  However, subsequent attempts failed miserably. I needed a more reliable method.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

A Face In The Crowd

Second played third in the game of the day.

MatchFarsley Celtic v Warrington Town
CompetitionNorthern Premier League
DateSat, 05 Jan 2019
VenueThrostle Nest
HT score1-1
FT score3-3
Press:Warrington Worldwide
Pictures:John Hopkins
Video:Farsley Celtic

Thursday, 13 December 2018

War of the Roses Livery Colours

At the end of September I put the Livery Colours Database online. So began my trip down memory lane.

When I returned to wargaming in the 1990s the second project I completed was a War of the Roses army featuring Henry Tudor at Bosworth. As regular readers will know I have recently returned to this period with the intention of updating the heavy infantry. As a consequence I have had to revisit the thorny subject of livery colours, standards, flags and coats.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Henry Tudor At Bosworth 1485

Having managed to track down some 15 mm Roundway figures I decided to put together a new command element. Here are the results: