Thursday, 10 January 2019

From DaveS: Send in the Cavalry (60pts)

So, having painted an unreasonable number of archers and billmen recently, I have decided that the next thing to do was to take a break and paint something a little different.
I've had the Perry Light Cavalry box for a while, and I had already made them as Hobilars for my War of the Roses army.  While I had previously tried painting the base colour on the horses (it was the second thing I tried using an airbrush for, and it was a disaster), I undercoated the whole lot and started again.

These are part of the Green and White retinue, which is intended to be for Henry VII.  Unfortunately, it turns out that the correct order when building a historical army is 1- Do research, then 2- Paint models.  If you do it the other way, you get "issues"

In this case, issues is that the Duke's of Buckingham (Red and Black) were all dead by the time that Henry VII landed in England.  By about 2 years!  My choice were to either repaint, or find an alternative.  In this case, it seems that Buckingham's rebellion, which ended in his death, was reinforced by Henry, landing as he hoped in 1483 instead of 1485.  It's a stretch, but it makes me comfortable, and avoids repainting models.

So, the models were painted in the same fashion as the infantry.  Nothing unusual, except that I am now better, and was able to apply the base colour to the horses with the airbrush without trouble this time.







6 Mounted models at 10pts each gives me another 60 points I think.

Coming up next, the last of the retinue blocks of Billmen, and a cannon

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Lovely looking hobilars! 60 points is spot on and if possible could we have a photo of the whole army next time out? Very nice!

All the best Iain

19 comments:

  1. Nice work Dave. I am big fan of the Perry WoR/Renaissance box sets and the light cavalry box is the best of them IMHO.

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  2. They are lovely miniatures to work with.

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  3. Nice work Dave :)

    Just a hint - you might want to go back to the horses and add white markings on some of the legs and the faces.

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    1. I agree with Tamsin, a variety of markings on nose and legs really makes a cavalry unit.

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    3. I agree, white in the head and white or black in the legs

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  4. Thanks Tamsin and Peter. I shall have to go back and put some socks on them in the near future.

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  5. Perry models is always a win proposition in any period, this entry supports that. Great work

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  6. Looks excellent! This force is really growing quickly. cheers

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  7. Well done Dave - always a good feeling to get a cavalry unit on to the table!

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  8. Great stuff Dave! I'm with Greg in that it's always a wonderful achievement to get some cavalry added to the collection.

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  9. The green on these makes me... weĺl green with envy,,.

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  10. Sharp looking bunch of cav, Dave!

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