Thursday, 1 April 2021

15 mm ACW Union Infantry Command (Warrior)

To compliment the ACW Confederate infantry I finished in August last year, I have completed three bases of Union infantry commands.  All figures are from Warrior Miniatures.

The main reasons for doing this was firstly to use my newly printed union flags and secondly to work on a colour palette for the Union uniform; particularly the dark blue of the coats.

Sunday, 28 March 2021

15 mm Wars of the Roses Archers Review

Mixing figures from different manufacturers is a perennial problem for wargamers; both height and heft can vary as can sculpting style.  With this project I ran into all of these issues as well as the thorny issue of historical compatibility.

This picture shows how three 15 mm manufactures compare:

From left to right: Essex, Feudal Castings, Donnington "New Era".

Essex & Feudal Castings
When I started the project my twenty year old bases mixed both Essex and Feudal Castings figures on the same base.   As you can see the height and heft are close enough and the sculpting styles don't clash.

But, and it's a big but, they are clearly dressed & armoured very differently.   More to the point I was no longer happy mixing them.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

15 mm Wars of the Roses Archers (Part 4/4)

at last!  The final batch of re-based and repainted archers is done.  This fourth batch uses the same Feudal Castings figures as batch 2 only this time there are three figures to a base to represent irregular levy archers.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

15 mm Wars of the Roses Archers (Part 3/4)

This post, the third in my "massive" re-basing & repainting project, involves neither re-basing or repainting.  This is because it features thirty two brand new "New Era" figures from Ancient & Modern (Donnington).

When done I aim to have three, easily distinguishable, types of late medieval archers: retinue (superior/elite), regular (ordinary), and levy (irregular).  These are destined to be levy (irregular) not least because they have a distinct Hundred Years' War look about them.