Friday, 18 January 2019

From PaulSS: 100 Years War English (60 points)


Back at work full time after the festive break so not quite so many opportunities to get the brushes out this week so only a dozen figures completed. The previous output on this Hundred Years War project for the painting challenge has all been Frenchmen, but this week my English contingent get some attention.

As mentioned on some of the earlier posts the Perry Miniatures French and English boxes are very interchangeable with the English archers being typically much less armoured than the French infantry.


With this batch of archers I did a lot of mixing up of French bodies and heads with the archer arms and a lot more armour is included on these. Some are still made up of only the English bodies and arms but this batch should give you an idea of the possibilities with mash-ups between the sets.

The figures are painted with a black and gold theme, again, not maintaining a specific livery but a common limited palette to bind the figures into a unit but not to have them overly uniform.


The figures are based on standard 20mm Renedra rounds and mounted in the Warbases custom trays that I ordered - I'll be needing another order of these soon..


In this group of four the second figure in is a heavily armoured French body with both a mail coif and plate armour for his legs. The third, lightly armed, figure with the dagger is entirely from the French set apart from his sheath of arrows and small shield.



The figure on the left is another use of the heavily armoured French body while the shield on the third bowman is from the French set. The final figure is a French body and head with English arms, a good dynamic pose that is not available in the English set, he also has metal greaves.



The first three members of this group are made from French heads and bodies with English bowman arms. The final figure is an English body with a French head. The option to have additional choices of bodies and helmets does get a lot of extra value out of these two sets.


As ever with the Perry plastics they go together very well and need very little cleaning up and filler in preparation and paint up easily. I'm working on another dozen English bowmen already.

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"Twelve English bowmen? Twelve English bowmen? What'll it cost, man, what'll it cost?"

"A box of these, sir."

"Are you crazy? They'll never go for it. And then again they might. Those little minions . . . they love toys!"

Clearly, your mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.  The cross of St. George on the livery of one archer is really the only bit to distinguish them from the French, so you've got the option of expanding the army to boot.

Give the poster 60 points!

34 comments:

  1. Lovely work on these again Paul. The livery works well and the basing system rocks. Always a good sign when you run low on bases!

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  2. Nice work Paul - for "only" a dozen figures in a week :)
    Great work.

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  3. Nice painting. Love the custom bases. "Only" a dozen? Pffft!

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    1. Thank you, hopefully more next week, but the bonus round consumed three of them.

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  4. Great looking kit bashing and painting! I don't think you can go wrong with Perry plastics!
    Best Iain

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  5. Those are great! They really disappear into the sabots too. Very impressive.

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  6. Great work, I really love how you managed to forge them into a unit while still keeping them very indivudual.

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  7. Perry plastics are pretty damned good, and you've done them justice. Well done, Paul!

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  8. Keeping Perrys in business in the US ­čśë more great WOR

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    1. I think Perrys make more money from my friends who but them and then don't paint them. Was chatting just the other day and ruminating on how many figures that are bought actually get painted these days.

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  9. Very well done Paul! The archers are absolutely awesome.

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  10. Great work Paul, the figures are terrific but the basing is also very good!

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  11. Fantastic looking unit, the colour scheme really suits them.

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  12. Excellent work Paul it's very enjoyable watching the forces grow for your HYW collection!

    Christopher

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  13. Really nice. Excellent painting. cheers

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