The Waving Flag: 15 mm War of the Roses Commanders - Complete

Thursday 7 July 2022

15 mm War of the Roses Commanders - Complete

This is a post showcasing the third, and final, infantry command base for my Tudor army at Bosworth.  The base represents Sir Rhys ap Thomas of Dinefawr, his standard-bearer and livery captains using Donnington New Era figures.

I already have a set of three mounted, and two foot commanders based for Art de la Guerre (ADLG) but I felt the need(?) for one more commander on foot.  Any excuse to re-use the flags I created.

Painting the birds on the livery coats was a trial.  First I had to figure out how to “suggest” the shape, and then I had to make sure they all faced towards the figure's sword (right) hand to mirror the way the flag is.  Needless to say, I painted the birds more than once.

After some trial and error, I painted the birds with only two brush strokes: a small diagonal line (head back & tail) with a “blob” (body) underneath.  I'm sure this will work for most birds.

Finally, here's what all three look like:

The bases are craft supply plywood rounds with added magnetic vinyl.  As a result, I decided to edge the base in black, which looks very stylish.


TamsinP said...

Very nice command groups! :)

Vexillia said...

Bit of both really.

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