Friday, 1 March 2019

From PaulSS: Hundred Years War French men at arms (61 points)


This week I finished off the last six French mounted Men at Arms from the box of Perry Miniatures Agincourt Knights. I'm not usually somebody who enjoys painting cavalry but these have been a delight to get done.


The standard is Comte d’Alencon from Battle Flag and is carried by a mounted sergeant made up from one of the lighter bodies in the set.


Of these last six I used three of the lighter armed bodies in hauberks and aketons, as I mentioned before if you buy a box of the figures directly from the Perry's it makes a lot of sense to buy the extra medieval horses as you shall get 18 figures out of the box rather than six.


Here are some individual close-ups, the first being a mounted sergeant in the livery of the city of Rouen.


The second is a mounted sergeant carrying the standard of the Comte d’Alencon.


Finally, a mounted man at arms in white armour with arms azure a chevron or. A design from my own imagination, there were about 16000 French men at arms at Agincourt, somebody must have had this.



I thought that as I had completed all the Agincourt Knights that I bought this would be a good place to show a group shot of all 18.



With six 28mm mounted troops and one standard this should be worth 61 points towards my total and also contribute to the Hither do I Challenge Thee (SD4) duel.

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And your usual Friday entry, to your usual excellent standard! As was said last week, the armor of Agincourt falls in a weird spot for me, but you make it look very splendid. You've absolutely captured the feel of cavalry in motion with these fellows.

Exquisite work there, Paul!

61 points go n the book.

29 comments:

  1. Great work Paul. In addition to your fine brushwork, I continue to be impressed with how you get your sabot-bases to look so good...I had always sworn off that approach as unworkable to my preferences...but wow, I think I should reconsider...

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    1. Thanks Greg, those Warbases trays do make it easier.

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  2. Superb! What a wonderful group shot at the end!

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  3. Fantastic looking cavalry, great finish!
    Best Iain

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  4. Smashing good stuff Paul. I’ve really been enjoying your work on this project. Great final shot of all the cav en masse

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    1. Cheers Peter, for an infantryman I don't usually like doing cavalry, but these made it easy.

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  5. Another set of great additions for an awesome project!

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  6. That's some excellent heraldry on those kniggits mate!

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  7. More figures to remind me I've not painted a single one of mine... I've really enjoyed seeing your collection develop throughout the challenge. Keep going!

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  8. Awesome! Fantastic addition to your army. cheers

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  9. Apologies for the delays replying, I've been on my jollies this past week. Back to the frozen north now though.

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