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I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
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I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
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Dave.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Another re-base. English 28mm Medieval

It is a long time since I have last posted on here I admit but I have been gaming and painting - honest!
I went up to Mick's place with Neal and Scotty to re-fight Klissow 1702 see here great fun, a pretty accurate historical result as my and Scotty's Saxon/Polish army got beaten, mainly as my Saxon cavalry had a chance to charge disrupted Neal's Swedish cavalry crossing a stream and rolled crap dice but then I dithered and lost me chance, oh well!
Also Neal and I are fighting a large 15mm Napoleonic Peninsula battle using the fantastic General D'Armee rules, more of that when we finish.
But the main wargaming occupation at the minute has been to re-base my two English and Scottish armies circa 1350 - 1403 ish. Painted up mainly for the battle of Otterburn 1388 though the knights and esquires I have done were mainly at Otterburn they are representative of both sides of the English/Sottish boarder during this period.
Many other pictures of the original figures can be found here but I felt that they weren't that great, needed tarting up and re-basing on Impetus bases. They can now be used with the To the Strongest rules which are our go to rules for Ancient/Medieval.
So, on to the photographs, English First

Hobilars:



Archers:



Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur):



Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland:



Sir Mathew Redman:



Sir Ralph Percy:


L to R, Sir Ralf Lumley, Sir Raymond Delaval, Sir John Copledyke:



L to R, Sir William Hilton, Sir John de Lilburn:



L to R, Sir Robert Ogle, Sir Ralph Eure:


L to R, Nicholas Reymes esquire, Peter de Tilliol:


L to R, Ralph, Baron of Greystoke:


L to R, Sir Thomas Gray, Sir William Lucy:


L to R, Sir Robert Umfraville, Walter Shirland (Bishop of Durham):


I'll post the Scots tomorrow.
Dave.

15 comments:

  1. They look great, Dave. Nice games too.

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  2. I am truly impressed by these beautiful units, wonderful colors and fantastic job...I will add that flags and bases are gorgeous...Ouaouh!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it will be nice to get them on the table again.

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  3. Splendid bit of rebasing! Is this effort for either Impetvs or To the Strongest?

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    1. I like Impetus basing as you can do a bit more with the terrain and are able to move a unit in one go rather than groups of four or whatever figures, just lazy I guess but the rules are To the Strongest. Best set out there for me.

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  4. They look great on the big bases.

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  5. Lovely units Dave, I have never fought the battle which I should be ashamed of admitting.Good to see you back in the blogging fold.

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  6. Cap'n Squigbeard25 January 2020 at 11:00

    Beautiful work! Can I ask where the models are from?

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