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Title: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 09:05:38 AM
With my Punic War project rapidly approaching completion I'm starting to do some painting research for my next project the Hundred Years War

I've order enough figures for 8 DBA armies
    IV/16 Scotland
    IV/57 Low Countries
    IV/62 100 Years War English (2)
    IV/64 Medieval French (2)
    IV/74 Free Company & Armagnac
    IV/76 Early Burgundian

I'd be very interested if anyone can point me at online resources for painting these forces, particularly livery colours for the more 'common' soldiers


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leon on 14 May 2020, 03:28:35 PM
Those are all being picked up today so hopefully they'll be with you soon!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 08:37:16 PM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd

Just seen an email from the courier company, estimated delivery date is 25 May :-bd

The latest update is that the package Departed Facility in TEESSIDE - UK Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 18:39


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 08:46:02 PM
I'd be very interested if anyone can point me at online resources for painting these forces, particularly livery colours for the more 'common' soldiers


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 14 May 2020, 10:31:41 PM
Try this
https://blog.vexillia.me.uk/2018/09/war-of-roses-livery-colours-database.html


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 14 May 2020, 11:03:59 PM
As far as I'm aware there's not a lot of contemporary details on it, so you could make a lot of it up as long as you follow general guidelines. Typically they would favour bright colours, usually one or two primary colours from the lord's coat of arms. So if you find a noble you want to represent and get their cost of arms, then you can generally pick the colours from the arms and use that. For instance the Tudor colours were green and white so the common soldiers would have livery of half green, half white. The English royal colours were the quartered red and blue so that's an easy one too, or the red with the three yellow lions. It seems the St George cross was common too, white with a red cross.

Blue, white and yellow go a long way for the French. They also favoured crosses, white I believe, on a solid coloured background, typically red or blue. Solid colours with emblems all over them seem to have been used too, at this scale that could be something like a red with white dots, or blue with yellow dots. The latter would work well for the French royal colours.

http://www.hundredyearswar.com/Books/History/Livery_a.htm

Pretty good breakdown of picking livery colours from costs of arms: https://www.reddit.com/r/heraldry/comments/c7ig7k/your_livery_colours_and_you_a_graphical_guide/

For particular nobles I came across this, though not sure how accurate it is:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1505/0474/files/MED_FLAGS.pdf

Perhaps more reliably, the college of arms has some good examples from Agincourt:

https://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/news/item/119-the-battle-of-agincourt

This seems interesting from the French side:

http://jean-claude.colrat.pagesperso-orange.fr/index-angl.htm

Given the length of the period in question things changed a lot. In earlier periods of the war solid colours would have been more common and a less uniform appearance overall, but over time brightly coloured livery became a way for lords to flaunt their wealth and power and they became increasingly elaborate. I would guess that as the war progressed and the king's gained a bit more power, more troops would be in their colours than the individual lords, bit I'm not entirely sure on that one.

I suppose the question is do you want your armies to have a fairly consistent theme throughout, e.g. one English all in green and white halves, or white and red cross, or in red and blue quarters. A French in blue and white crosses or yellow dots. Or do you want a more varied "every lord for himself" approach with a bit of variety and different colours and styles for each unit. You can make things up a bit for this as it's just not as well documented as is say the War of the Roses.

This site had some good info on picking colours, e.g. http://www.fleurdelis.com/tinctures.htm

Hope this helps a little! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 15 May 2020, 12:05:07 AM
Also just for kicks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-tNQVwvuW0


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2020, 12:54:40 AM
Warning a number of Lego figures and horses :o were harmed during the making of the above movie ;)
I recognised some of the heraldry in the movie :-B

Thanks MMCV, some useful links there including some I hadn't come across

My current thinking for the English & French is to identify appropriate knights, probably from Agincourt as it is famous and near the middle of the period, and each will then have a retinue of men-at-arms and bowmen. I'll include some red crosses for the English and white for the French

I'll do something similar with the Burgundians and the Free Company

The Low Countries will be focused on a number of guilds and the Scots will probably be hodden grey with flags from appropriate cities/counties/clans


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 15 May 2020, 08:09:37 AM
Sounds like a good plan!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 15 May 2020, 09:04:09 AM
Scots are irregular, so a mix of dull colours but also yellows (boiled onion skins) were common.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2020, 08:51:45 PM
Sounds good for the Scots Lemmey, I did quite a few 'saffrons' in Pierre the Shy's ECW Scots

A certain package "Departed Facility in LONDON-HEATHROW - UK Friday, May 15, 2020 at 20:07" :-bd


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 May 2020, 12:37:38 AM
A certain package looks to be taking an interesting route through time and space ;)

Customs status updated CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA Friday, May 15, 2020 at 18:43


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 May 2020, 09:11:23 PM
A certain package has arrived at Sort Facility CINCINNATI HUB - USA Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 02:55 :!! :-w

Pierre the Shy has kindly lent me his copy of Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath :)

I forgot to bring his copy of Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Ware also be Ian Heath so I could return it #-o


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 16 May 2020, 09:33:46 PM
I've been reading Ian Heath's armies of the sixteenth century (Americas) lately. Lots of good information. Hopefully the middle ages one will be helpful for you.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2020, 03:15:20 AM
The one I sent you?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 17 May 2020, 06:44:10 AM
The only problem with the Medieval books is that the illo's are several pages away from the piccies.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 17 May 2020, 08:52:29 AM
The one I sent you?


Yeah I enjoyed the pages you scanned for me so ended up getting the full book on Kindle.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2020, 09:01:04 AM
It's annoying the way he keeps calling native spears "lances".


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 17 May 2020, 09:10:56 AM
It's annoying the way he keeps calling native spears "lances".


Haha yes, though I'm guessing that's maybe just in the spirit of the Spanish translations? Also a lot of the illustrations are a bit away from the information about them so there's a fair bit of scrolling back and forth. Probably less an issue with a physical book.

Some good information though, especially focused on warfare.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2020, 09:20:32 AM
It's certainly worth having. Have you got to that bizarre catapult?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 17 May 2020, 09:49:40 AM
It's certainly worth having. Have you got to that bizarre catapult?


Yes! The only real evidence for any sort of pre-contact "artillery" I've come across and it's one illustration and a few lines of description. It can't have been that effective though, a spinning crossbeam with a pike of stones in front, I'm sure there's a fair amount of friendly fire.

(Sorry Paul, bit off topic!)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 May 2020, 09:59:41 AM
That's OK as there is not a lot else to talk about on this thread as a certain package is still sitting in CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA :-w

It hasn't even been processed or transferred in over 24 hours :!!

I've been doing some research on various banners and liveries while waiting :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2020, 10:00:39 AM
I think there is a reference to bolt-shooting native artillery somewhere in the Vinland Saga. A bit to the north, admittedly.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 May 2020, 04:41:11 AM
A certain package is still showing as arrived at CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA  :-w :!!

It's been there nearly 48 hours ~X( [rant off]

Estimated delivery is still 25 May...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 01:55:33 AM
Research is progressing reasonably well, I now have plans for the Burgundians and both English armies :)

A certain package seems to have settled into the CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA   :!!

Estimated delivery is still 25 May...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leon on 19 May 2020, 02:10:15 AM
A certain package seems to have settled into the CINCINNATI HUB, OH - USA   :!!

Estimated delivery is still 25 May...

I'd guess that it's probably on a plane somewhere but they've not scanned it yet, so it'll suddenly update to NZ in the next day or so hopefully.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 09:17:33 AM
Hopefully, or else its fallen down the back of a sorting machine in Cincinnati :-SS

Being able to track international shipments is both a blessing and a curse :) ~X(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 09:34:50 AM
I've decided on the 6 Knights I will use as the basis of my English armies

Based on The characters in Shakespeare's Henry V they will be:
  • King Henry V - White & Blue livery
  • Duke of Exeter - White & Red livery
  • Earl of Salisbury - Red & Black livery
  • Duke of Gloucester - Mulberry & Blue livery
  • Duke of York - White & Blue livery
  • Earl of Warwick - Red livery

Interestingly it appears that Thomas Beaufort was only made Duke of Exeter in 1416, so at the time of Agincourt he was the Earl of Dorset :-B

Time to do some research on:
  • Constable of France
  • Duke of Bourbon / Duke of Brittany (depending on the edition of the play)
  • Duke of Orléans
  • Duke of Berry
  • Duke of Burgundy I also have a Burgundian army, to be lead by Jean the Fearless
  • Lord Rambures
  • Lord Grandpré


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 19 May 2020, 09:57:39 AM
That'll be a fine array on the battlefield  :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 May 2020, 10:28:58 AM
Shakespearean HYW includes Joan of Arc, of course....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 11:25:50 AM
A quick check on a certain parcel before bed yielded two updates :) :)

Processed at CINCINNATI HUB - USA Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 05:30
Clearance processing complete at CINCINNATI HUB - USA Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 05:30



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 08:51:42 PM
Checked again when I got up, another four updates :)

The most important was Departed Facility in LOS ANGELES GATEWAY - USA Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:46 :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 08:54:37 PM
Shakespearean HYW includes Joan of Arc, of course....

True, but about 15 years after Agincourt which I've decided to centre my armies about


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: hammurabi70 on 19 May 2020, 11:53:00 PM
With my Punic War project rapidly approaching completion I'm starting to do some painting research for my next project the Hundred Years War

I've order enough figures for 8 DBA armies
    IV/16 Scotland
    IV/57 Low Countries
    IV/62 100 Years War English (2)
    IV/64 Medieval French (2)
    IV/74 Free Company & Armagnac
    IV/76 Early Burgundian

I'd be very interested if anyone can point me at online resources for painting these forces, particularly livery colours for the more 'common' soldiers

Interesting.  How many figures on a base are you planning to have, or did you have for the Punic Wars.  My 6mm Punic Wars are doubled numbers of 6mm on a 15mm base. 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 02:46:12 AM
I'm using the same number of mounted figures, except I use 4 Knights rather than 3 to differentiate from cavalry more clearly

I use twice the number of foot figures, basically two ranks rather than one, slightly less for hoard only 7 or 9 figures

When I did 6mm I used four times the figures for foot and three or four times as many mounted

All based for 15mm, i.e. 40mm wide bases for DBA I use 20mm deep for most foot, 30mm deep for mounted and 40mm deep for artillery, elephants and hordes



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 08:15:10 PM
Clearance processing complete at SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 00:30 :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 20 May 2020, 08:23:56 PM
Clearance processing complete at SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 00:30 :)

 :-SS


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 21 May 2020, 06:32:02 AM
Looks like a world tour  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 21 May 2020, 06:43:56 AM
Next time, put on the rocketpants, and junior birdman all the way to Middlesbrough.

Cheers - Cat.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 May 2020, 08:57:41 AM
Given where I live that's a fairly direct route, although they did have to fly 'past' New Zealand to get to Sydney ;)

Progress was looking pretty good earlier today :)
Processed at SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 08:00

then :o
Shipment on hold     Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 09:17
The shipment is awaiting the next scheduled movement :-w

Got some research done on the French, I need more Knights than mentioned by Shakespeare :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 21 May 2020, 09:07:40 AM
They did love their knights. I hear they make excellent pincushions.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 21 May 2020, 11:00:45 AM
Is that a euphemism ?  :D

I might have to keep an eye on this thread. ;)

Cheers - Phil :P


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 21 May 2020, 01:00:44 PM
No euphemisms, just a comment on the effect of massed longbowmen on charging knights.

I did consider a few knight puns... But it's a bit too warm to be getting a coat.  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 21 May 2020, 01:23:34 PM
But it's a bit too warm to be getting a coat.  ;D

Thought that was a knightly occurance for you


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 21 May 2020, 02:21:52 PM
That's two coats put aside for Nobby to chew, then. :P

Cheers - Phil ;)



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 21 May 2020, 03:22:15 PM
Thought that was a knightly occurance for you

Now now, this isn't the place to be en-squire-ing into such things...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 21 May 2020, 03:57:12 PM
NOBBY !!!

Put your SPECIAL coat chewing dentures in. ;)

Cheers - Phil  ;D  X_X


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 21 May 2020, 04:05:41 PM
Yeth Maath-ster.  

Fangs in.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 21 May 2020, 04:15:13 PM
@PaulR

I am intrigued. Which codes are you using for your 100YW? Are you going for the Crecy end rather than the Castillion end?

My minor gripe about Pendraken Medieval ranges is the lack of a good pig faced bascinet. The mid European Range seems a little too early, and the Late European seems a little too late.




For Techno - a pig faced bascinet
(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/95/60/12/95601282178914501cb4458d80ef4b2f--chain-mail-helmets.jpg)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 21 May 2020, 04:19:56 PM
Fangs int wat dey usta be .


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 May 2020, 08:02:12 PM
FSN - I have the 'advantage' of not knowing much about the period ;)

I'm 'focusing' my forces around Agincourt and using mainly the Late European and TB ranges with a mix of

ELM1 Mounted knights, barded horses
ELM28 Mounted knights, unbarded horses
ELM36 14th Century Knights

ELM3 Dismounted Knights
TB-178 Knights on foot


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 22 May 2020, 07:49:22 AM
For Techno - a pig faced bascinet
(https://i.pinimg.com/474x/95/60/12/95601282178914501cb4458d80ef4b2f--chain-mail-helmets.jpg)


Thanks, Nobby.....I was wondering......But why's it called a 'pig' face ?.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 22 May 2020, 08:35:32 AM
Supposed to resemble a pig's snout I suspect.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 May 2020, 08:40:12 AM
In hot weather the poor fellow inside there must have been bakin' and eggs after a few hours.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 22 May 2020, 10:07:40 AM
(https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-87491460501412/14th-century-bascinet-with-visor-10.gif) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/MhI3s3lNqko6O1i8DtcG5BiMkGLg5M3jx2_mOkIYdrNXOXWbdHeqKDNji26gGfqj6N6p1AStfncnTimfpapjmnJW_K7cnIfL4dHG1w)

I think earlier variants were more porcine.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 22 May 2020, 10:32:07 AM
Thanks, Matey.

I think (AGES ago)....I did see some sort of 'helm' that did have a much more piggy type face.
(Mind you, that might have been a fantasy, rather than historical illo'  :-\)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 May 2020, 02:56:14 PM
In hot weather the poor fellow inside there must have been bakin' and eggs after a few hours.

There is a suggestion that clibanarius is a corruption of grivepan, Persian for warrior, and was adopted as a name for the troop type by the Romans because it means "baking oven man."

Nothing new under the sun :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 May 2020, 03:37:20 PM
Mmm, I've always thought that was too good not to be true.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 May 2020, 08:55:19 PM
When I checked on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 05:53 Sydney time a certain package is still showing as

Shipment on hold     Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 09:17
The shipment is awaiting the next scheduled movement  :-w :-w :-w ~X(

Estimated Delivery: Monday, May 25, 2020 By End of Day  :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2020, 03:50:30 AM
Did a bit more research on the French I think I've identified enough coats of arms :)

An update on the courier tracking site

Shipment on hold     Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:26
The shipment is awaiting the next scheduled movement ~X( :-w :-w :-w

It arrived in Sydney just before midnight on Wednesday, still waiting midday Saturday [rant off]

Estimated Delivery: Monday, May 25, 2020 By End of Day :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 23 May 2020, 06:31:20 AM
Look up the heraldic hedgehog !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 23 May 2020, 09:03:19 AM
(https://i.redd.it/uerlop2uu57z.jpg)
The Demonic, Grape-Clutching Hedgehog of Ježov

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 23 May 2020, 10:51:12 AM
(https://i.redd.it/uerlop2uu57z.jpg)
The Demonic, Grape-Clutching Hedgehog of Ježov

 ;D ;D ;D

All I could think of was "Karen wants to talk to the manager about imported fruit prices".


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 23 May 2020, 01:01:49 PM
=O =O =O =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 23 May 2020, 02:18:02 PM
All I could think of was "Karen wants to talk to the manager about imported fruit prices".

:D :D :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 23 May 2020, 05:02:35 PM
So, just for Orcs’s sake, have you figured out where an elephant fits into this project?  =)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2020, 08:00:24 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Heraldic elephants googling...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 May 2020, 06:21:50 AM
A certain parcel is on the move :-bd

Departed Facility in SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 07:52 :-bd

Customs status updated AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:22 :-<

So it is now likely to be in country :-bd

But at the other end of the North Island :-<

If I'm lucky it will be driven down over night and they might still make the estimated delivery date of Monday, May 25, 2020 By End of Day (i.e. tomorrow)

But it hasn't been processed or departed Auckland yet, currently 17:22 :-w

Received an email sent at 17:24 from the courier company :-<
Your ... shipment with waybill number ... from PENDRAKEN MINIATURES may be delayed.
We'll send more precise delivery information as soon as it's available. You may track your shipment here...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2020, 07:31:03 AM
If you were over here, Paul, it wouldn't arrive on Monday.
It's a Bank Holiday, apparently. =)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 24 May 2020, 08:01:22 AM
I lost that one as well, olny 2 weeks from the last, and I did get a delivery on that one. I suspect that ADDECO had to, changed my shift pattern on Friday.

So for once iot wasn't your vast age Phil !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 May 2020, 11:09:23 AM
Arrived at Sort Facility AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 19:46 :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2020, 12:58:08 PM
I lost that one as well, olny 2 weeks from the last, and I did get a delivery on that one. I suspect that ADDECO had to, changed my shift pattern on Friday.

So for once iot wasn't your vast age Phil !

What the frig is 'iot' ????

You think I'm old ?....Frigging hell.

Use your fingers properly....and check.



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2020, 01:36:48 PM
Heraldic elephants googling...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Coat_of_arms_for_the_City_of_Oxford.svg/1024px-Coat_of_arms_for_the_City_of_Oxford.svg.png)

Coat of arms of Oxford ... yes that Oxford ... the proper one with the university and all. Ox crossing the river ... yup that's fine ... but why a tattooed elephant or a green beaver? 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2020, 01:38:50 PM
What the frig is 'iot' ????
The Internet of Things.

Basically the fridge tells ASDA you're out of butter.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 May 2020, 02:18:34 PM
Well, Oxford calls itself a university....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Poggle on 24 May 2020, 02:36:07 PM
(https://i.redd.it/uerlop2uu57z.jpg)
The Demonic, Grape-Clutching Hedgehog of Ježov

 ;D ;D ;D

DINSDALE? DINS-DAAALE?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 May 2020, 05:32:52 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Coat_of_arms_for_the_City_of_Oxford.svg/1024px-Coat_of_arms_for_the_City_of_Oxford.svg.png)

Coat of arms of Oxford ... yes that Oxford ... the proper one with the university and all. Ox crossing the river ... yup that's fine ... but why a tattooed elephant or a green beaver? 

Heraldically speaking, isn’t that one of the furs?  So it’s actually a fluffy elephant!  :o

Green beaver?  Too much cheese at bedtime?  @-)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2020, 07:57:33 PM
I've checked.

It's a ninja elephant.   :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: hammurabi70 on 24 May 2020, 08:11:12 PM
Elephant = strength, stature, wisdom and courage.
Fur gives dignity.

Beaver = industry and perseverance.
Green gives hope and loyalty.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2020, 08:20:34 PM
Aww ... you've ruined it by being sensible.  :P


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 May 2020, 08:46:28 PM
Departed Facility in AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND Monday, May 25, 2020 at 06:29

It's now probably got about an 8 hour drive to the Wellington distribution centre :-w

Or if I'm really lucky just over an hour by air :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2020, 08:56:48 PM
Still not sure that a furry elephant is dignified.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 24 May 2020, 09:27:38 PM
Still not sure that a furry elephant is dignified.

I'm pretty sure a furry elephant is actually a mammoth!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 May 2020, 10:39:34 PM
Arrived at Delivery Facility in WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND Monday, May 25, 2020 at 09:08

It looks like my package flew down from Auckland and went direct to the Delivery Facility rather than a distribution centre :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 May 2020, 10:47:47 PM
I'm pretty sure a furry elephant is actually a mammoth!

Indubitably!

A Palaeontologist...  :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 May 2020, 10:50:44 PM
You could play on an Eleanor of Castile/Elephant and Castle link…

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Elephant_%26_Castle%2C_London%2C_England.jpg/800px-Elephant_%26_Castle%2C_London%2C_England.jpg)

 ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: hammurabi70 on 25 May 2020, 12:15:57 AM
Still not sure that a furry elephant is dignified.

I think it is very undignified but the past is a strange country and they do things differently there, especially in respect of the interests of those with money.

[Fancy markings on a black elephant seems more like the drawing of a five year old ].


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2020, 06:06:32 AM
 Estimated Delivery: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 By End of Day  :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2020, 10:35:57 PM
With delivery courier WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 09:31 :-bd


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leon on 26 May 2020, 12:52:53 AM
With delivery courier WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 09:31 :-bd

Excellent!  I've got a decal delivery doing similar on its way from the States, hopefully it'll arrive sometime this week.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 May 2020, 01:00:10 AM
The parcel has now arrived :-bd :-bd :-bd

Gloves have been disposed off and hands sanitised, I now need to leave it in quarantine for 3 days  X_X :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 May 2020, 08:00:26 AM
Can you not unwrap the package, wearing gloves, and retrieve the goodies within, Paul ?
No-one could have touched those, since they left Middlesbrough.....Unless any customs officials have had a peek inside the box.

The packaging can then be left to 'decontaminate' before being recycled.

There WERE reports of a certain frequency of UV light that will kill viruses......But not harm ourselves......That's gone very quiet of late. :-\
A shame....that sounded like an exciting discovery.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 May 2020, 08:08:45 AM
The parcel has now arrived :-bd :-bd :-bd

Gloves have been disposed off and hands sanitised, I now need to leave it in quarantine for 3 days  X_X :-w

Cut open the box; pour out the contents onto a tray; recycle box; wash hands?  :-\



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 May 2020, 08:21:09 AM
Thanks, that's a really good suggestion :)

I'll do that tomorrow, a bit late to start sorting tonight


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 May 2020, 09:13:03 AM
Thanks, that's a really good suggestion :)

I'll do that tomorrow, a bit late to start sorting tonight

If you want to be extra cautious wear nitrile/latex gloves and you can even start sorting and prepping them: or use tongs/tweezers to pick up the packets.

Since the main route of infection in this type of scenario is touching your face after touching something someone infected has touched, the gloves help by giving you a visual reminder not to do it and you can treat the gloves like an extra layer of epidermis: a thorough wash with soap will remove/kill any viral particles you may pick up!  :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2020, 12:38:14 AM
Contents of box successfully decanted and sorting begun :)

Fitting around working from home of course


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 May 2020, 10:28:20 AM
Contents of box successfully decanted and sorting begun :)

Fitting around working from home of course

Obviously  :-$

I figure that anything hit with a blast of spray primer is either going to be immediately denatured and/or destroyed and/or encased in a paint sarcophagus and so is no longer going to be a infection risk  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 27 May 2020, 07:00:44 PM
Heraldically speaking, isn’t that one of the furs?  So it’s actually a fluffy elephant!  :o

Green beaver?  Too much cheese at bedtime?  @-)

Late to the conversation as always (& having done an Advanced City & Guilds in Heraldry in my youth) - the 'fur' on the elephant is Ermine.

I think a green Beaver is something she might need antibiotics for however!

I'll get my coat (of arms!) ...

PS: that Oxford Coat of Arms is not correct for 100years War - best book if yoy want HYW Heraldry is the one from Freezywater Publications. They also fo great Wars of the Roses Heraldry as well.
Cheers
Mark


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2020, 08:31:33 PM
I managed to get half the armies sorted yesterday :)

English and French, two armies each, left to sort :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 May 2020, 08:10:44 AM
Sorting finished :)

I slightly over ordered ELM14 Peasants with mixed weapons :-[

Not a significant problem, I'll use the extras as more units of Rabble for my ECW armies #:-S

Lots of very nice figures :-bd :) :-bd

Where to start :-\



Possibly the Burgundians :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 28 May 2020, 09:31:00 AM
I slightly over ordered ELM14 Peasants with mixed weapons :-[

You can use the peasants to form a French Jacuerie army: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacquerie
There are some interesting battles and small sieges they were engaged in. Played as a wild-card (as they attacked both French - nobles & cities - and also the English & Free Companies) - they'd make an interesting addition to the campaign.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 28 May 2020, 05:48:53 PM
Peasant Revolt!  8)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 May 2020, 03:45:32 AM
One of the Medieval French armies I'm doing includes the option for up to three elements of Jaquerie ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 29 May 2020, 08:59:38 AM
A whole army might be interesting -  ;D

I cannot remember if DBA has 'horde' type elements in it or not - but I suspect the army is probably not much more than a mass of 'horde or levy' with a few Warband for the better equipped ex-feudal retainer types or more motivated rioters and maybe a base or 2 (max) of some Skirmisher of Psiloi types - armed with a mix of bows, slings and xbows. 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 May 2020, 09:06:01 AM
DBA 3.0 has 2 types of horde fast and solid. Lose of neither counts toward breaking the army, which might make it a bit tricky ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 May 2020, 09:09:12 AM
Prepared the first figures of this project :)
  • Burgundian General and men-at-arms, mounted and dismounted
  • Italian elmetti, mounted
  • Low Countries pikemen



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 29 May 2020, 09:42:37 AM
DBA 3.0 has 2 types of horde fast and solid. Lose of neither counts toward breaking the army, which might make it a bit tricky ;)

The neverending peasant revolt. It's that French history in a nutshell?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 29 May 2020, 04:13:40 PM
It's been a long time since I played DBA (but I am an avid Hordes of the Things player) is it still 12 elements regardless of how bad they are?

As 12 elements of hordes is probably NOT an army worth fighting with - unless it is in a campaign where the objective for the peasants is just to create as much damage as possible each battle regardless of their own losses, as they always come back next battle will the full 12 elements, whilst their enemy slowly gets fewer units each time.

I used to play a set of colonial rules called Battles for Empires (very good it is to) and that had scenarios for the Natives where they could get massacred by the European forces but still win the game.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 29 May 2020, 04:47:23 PM
Yes Mark it is still 12 elements.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 29 May 2020, 05:58:51 PM
It's been a long time since I played DBA (but I am an avid Hordes of the Things player) is it still 12 elements regardless of how bad they are?

As 12 elements of hordes is probably NOT an army worth fighting with - unless it is in a campaign where the objective for the peasants is just to create as much damage as possible each battle regardless of their own losses, as they always come back next battle will the full 12 elements, whilst their enemy slowly gets fewer units each time.

I used to play a set of colonial rules called Battles for Empires (very good it is to) and that had scenarios for the Natives where they could get massacred by the European forces but still win the game.

Survival mode, last as many turns as you can and the hordes just keep coming.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 29 May 2020, 10:47:06 PM
Well, that's how it works in HoTT - is it the same in DBA?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 May 2020, 12:34:02 AM
 :-/

First batch undercoated during a break in the clouds :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Last Hussar on 30 May 2020, 01:21:22 AM
"You remember that time we charged the English on horseback, and they filled us full of arrows?"
"Yes."
"And that other time we charged the English on horseback, and they filled us full of arrows?"
"Yeeeeesssss.….."
"I have a cunning plan!"


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 May 2020, 03:25:43 AM
When they started planning, they started winning.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 May 2020, 05:13:44 AM
Horses, at least the parts that are visible, base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Mail, plate & weapons base coated and dry brushed :) :) :)

The armoured figures after 3-4 colours are now back to shinny metal 8-}


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 May 2020, 10:41:56 AM
Started livery and heraldry, as I expected these may take some time...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 31 May 2020, 10:49:10 AM
In 10mm just go for an impression or look for decals !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2020, 09:59:29 AM
Finished livery and heraldry :) @-) :)

Base coated the non-livery clothing :)

Decided to base the knights on 40x40 rather than 40x30 bases to avoid lance overhang for the charging knights

Pierre the Shy has kindly agreed to add these and a few other bits and pieces to an order he was about to place
This order has been delayed for 10 days for some reason ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2020, 08:33:11 AM
Painted second batch of bases for Burgundians, including deeper bases for knights :)

Finished details on current batch :)

Will double check for touch ups tomorrow and then wash

Glued up labels for bases :)

Prepared the rest of the Burgundian 'army' :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2020, 06:37:16 AM
No touch ups :o

Washed this morning :)

Touched up a sabaton I'd missed when checking earlier :-[

Final dry brush and figure bases done this afternoon :) :)

Bases for the Burgundian army labeled :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 June 2020, 05:18:21 AM
Edges done on labels :)

Sorted painted figures ready for basing :)

Assembled the artillery piece :)

Undercoated the rest of the Burgundian 'army' :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 June 2020, 06:31:03 AM
Based figures last night :)

Touched up flocking this morning :)

Base edges painted :)

Mail and helmets base coated and dry brushed on next batch :)

Started on livery colours :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 June 2020, 05:45:08 AM
Livery colours finished :)

Main non-livery clothing done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 10:34:49 AM
Banners, kindly printed by Pierre the Shy, attached :)

Varnished and pictures taken earlier today :)



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 10:55:01 AM
IV/76 Early Burgundian - first half

1x Italian elmetti (Kn) - Lombardy & Piemonte

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310276_c8a8403beb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2G9)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310011_7cf0755644_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2Bz)

2x Low Countries pikemen (Pk) - Flanders & Brabant

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979566332_6f33e11c92_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9wkNU)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310326_e36a2b1869_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2H1)

1 of 2x men-at-arms (Kn/Bd) - Philip II, Count of Nevers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310411_19550e57d8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2Jt)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49978786513_97f2545648_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9skZK)

2 of 2x men-at-arms (Kn/Bd) - Antoine, Duke of Brabant

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979566452_ee5469b492_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9wkQY)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310561_bf83756d1a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2M4)

1x General (Kn/Bd) - Jean the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310691_7a46947346_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2Pi)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310591_bdfe407876_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2Mz)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 07 June 2020, 10:59:12 AM
Love the heradly, fantastic work Paul.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 10:59:25 AM
Painted & Based
 40 Foot
 16 Mounted
   0 Models
 56 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 07 June 2020, 11:01:51 AM
Yes well impressive !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 07 June 2020, 11:41:54 AM
You are insane for attempting that in 10mm  :o

Pulling it off, just amazing  8)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 07 June 2020, 12:13:03 PM
COR !!!!

Those are a bit good, Paul !  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 07 June 2020, 02:00:55 PM
Brilliant work Paul 8)!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 07 June 2020, 03:32:10 PM
Aaaaaaaagh!! I don't need tempted into yet another project!!!

Super stuff Paul. Well done.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 07 June 2020, 04:03:39 PM
Aaaaaaaagh!! I don't need tempted into yet another project!!!

Oh yes you do ! GET ON WITH IT !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 07 June 2020, 04:27:14 PM
Cracking work Paul.

Like the way you have mixed in the TB infantry


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 08:19:14 PM
You are insane for attempting that in 10mm  :o

Pulling it off, just amazing  8)

Part of the reason for choosing this project was the painting challenge ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 07 June 2020, 09:12:09 PM
Absolutely superb!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2020, 04:34:05 AM
Resumed painting the second batch of Burgundian after adjusting to being back in the office 3 days a week

Wood, leather, flights done :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DaveH on 13 June 2020, 12:54:49 PM
Lovely work on the Burgundians.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 June 2020, 09:01:16 AM
Finished painting and touch ups of the second batch of the Burgundians :) :)

Prepared first batch of the first English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Last Hussar on 14 June 2020, 11:03:32 AM
Scots are irregular,

That would be the lack of vegetables in their diet.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 June 2020, 12:15:23 AM
 X_X


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 June 2020, 08:10:14 PM
Washed the second batch of Burgundians :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 June 2020, 06:48:55 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done :) :)

Second batch of Burgundians sorted ready to base :)

First batch of the first English army on the painting rods :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 June 2020, 08:20:06 PM
Second batch of Burgundians based :)

First batch of the first English army waiting for the weather to improve so they can be undercoated :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 June 2020, 07:27:27 AM
Flock touched up on the second batch of Burgundians  :)

First batch of the first English army still waiting for the weather to improve so they can be undercoated :-w

Heavy rain arrived today as per the warning but forecast gales didn't eventuate #:-S   


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 18 June 2020, 09:13:33 AM
Chucked it down all night here...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 18 June 2020, 09:37:24 AM
Having been dry for sooooo long, it seems strange to have it raining cats'n'dogs and it is currently pi**sing it down here in Bristol.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 18 June 2020, 11:06:44 AM
Raining in Birkenhead as well rather heavy !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 June 2020, 05:58:32 AM
First batch of the first English army undercoated in the garage once the rain stopped :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 19 June 2020, 06:54:52 AM
Seemed to take a long time for it to stop here, yesterday, as well.
Where's that nice sunshine gone !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 19 June 2020, 10:17:36 AM
It's not here....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 June 2020, 11:16:59 AM
We've not got it, sorry.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 June 2020, 02:08:51 AM
First batch of the first English army, horses base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Metal, lots of metal, base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2020, 06:35:53 AM
The mist burnt off in time for varnishing and then picces :)

IV/76 Early Burgundian - second half

2x Burgundian longbowmen - Burgundy & Limburg, 1x village levies

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50032587572_f0586ef9bc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jed6bd)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50031791058_224d548ebc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2je91pd)

2x Burgundian crossbowmen - Burgundy & Limburg, 1x light gun

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50032587512_f5aa6e26b5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jed6ab)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50032329931_3630700e79_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jebLA8)

2x Low Countries crossbowmen - Flanders & Brabant, 1x hand gunners - Burgundy

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50032587437_9f31b127c3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jed68T)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50032329866_f8b8c61915_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jebLz1)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2020, 06:41:06 AM
Painted & Based
 105 Foot
  16 Mounted
    1 Models
122 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 22 June 2020, 06:50:08 AM
Excellent, Paul !!  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 22 June 2020, 07:07:30 AM
Great work Paul 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 22 June 2020, 08:15:43 AM
Good stuff Paul.

And good to see some of these figures - I particularly like the crossbow men in the kettle helms.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 22 June 2020, 08:45:38 AM
Superb as ever Paul


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 22 June 2020, 01:08:39 PM
Top work Paul, looking great!  8)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 June 2020, 06:30:19 AM
...And good to see some of these figures - I particularly like the crossbow men in the kettle helms.

Those crossbow are from the TB range TB-168, I wanted to differentiate between the Burgundian and Low Countries crossbowmen.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 23 June 2020, 06:38:38 AM
Those crossbow are from the TB range TB-168, I wanted to differentiate between the Burgundian and Low Countries crossbowmen.

Ta. That explains why I don’t recognise them. I own loads if the TB Islamic figures but tend to forget about the European ones for some reason.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 June 2020, 06:29:58 AM
First batch of the first English army, made good progress on the livery :)

Started on the non-livery :) :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Adamwest on 25 June 2020, 06:58:54 AM
Very envious of how your able to pick a period and stick to it through to completion! Lovely painting too, your punic wars made my mind up to try 10mm!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 June 2020, 09:50:59 AM
Being on the other side of the world (NZ) from most of the manufacturers and other temptations helps ;)

I also try and do projects of a 'reasonable' size

I'm glad to have helped you find 'the one true scale' :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2020, 03:51:17 AM
Finished the clothing, moved onto the wood :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 July 2020, 10:51:11 AM
Weather has warmed up so I've got some pai8nting done :)

Horses' markings, tails & hooves done :)

Leather done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 July 2020, 05:41:34 AM
Good progress today fgures are now finished, will touch up later  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 July 2020, 05:56:27 AM
Another productive day :)

First batch of the first English army washed this morning and final dry brush done this evening :) :)
Bases labeled :)
Figure bases to be done tonight :!!

Figures for the second batch of the first English army prepared :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 July 2020, 08:35:54 AM
Figure bases done tonight  :)

Also painted first side of the bases for the second batch of the first English army  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 July 2020, 04:52:45 AM
First batch of the first English army sorted ready for basing :)

Second batch of the first English army undercoated :)

Second side of the bases for the second batch of the first English army painted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 July 2020, 09:24:38 AM
One horse in the second batch base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Both ELM5 Retinue longbow poses look to be carrying a buckler sized shield, I assume these would be made of iron
Were they perhaps painted or covered by leather, one of the poses has the shield against the figures mailed back which will not give very much contrast


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 July 2020, 09:45:39 AM
Leather and steel maybe, for the buckler?

(https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-46493baf17a8a86ac4b4ab1b10347bd9)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 July 2020, 10:30:03 AM
I understood that a cloth bag rather than a quiver was the norm; or is my source out of date?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 July 2020, 08:44:17 PM
Leather and steel maybe, for the buckler?

That will look much better, thanks Ithoriel  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 July 2020, 08:49:42 PM
Livery coats done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 July 2020, 07:26:11 AM
Non-livery colours done on second batch of the first English army :)

First batch of the first English army based :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 July 2020, 07:13:42 AM
Wood done on second batch of the first English army :)

Mane, markings and hooves done on the one horse in the second batch of the first English army :)

Flock touched up on the first batch of the first English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 July 2020, 08:39:41 AM
Get a move on !  :-w :!!

That's over a month since we've seen any piccies.
Pictures of games don't count !  ;)

Cheers - Phil  :)



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 26 July 2020, 09:15:12 AM
Patience, Patience Mr Lewis !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 July 2020, 11:17:15 AM
Nah !!!

That went right 'out the window' about 10 years ago.....And to think I used to have SO much.

(I wish Vic hadn't got to the name 'Grumpy old man', first.....Sums me up, nowadays. ;))

Cheers Bog off ! - Phil  :-*


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 26 July 2020, 11:26:48 AM
We 'ad noticed - dont get in a car wiith me, or be around if I'm trying to super-glue resin to metal...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 26 July 2020, 11:29:54 AM
Patience, Patience Mr Lewis !

Yes, sorry you will need to wait a bit longer.

Both Paul and I have been subjected to large doses of real life drama in recent days which severly impact the time we have available to spend on the hobby. We're OK but are both dealing with separate issues at the moment.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.

Cheers
Peter



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 July 2020, 11:41:49 AM
Sincerely hope it's nothing that 'can't be fixed'.

You two take very good care of yourselves. (and your loved ones, if that's the case.)

Very best wishes - Phil.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 26 July 2020, 12:00:25 PM
Yes "Be careful, Stay Safe"


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 July 2020, 08:34:39 PM
Nothing too serious for me, just over a week ago I was made redundant due to Covid-19

Job hunting is taking up time and energy that I would prefer to spend on this project ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 July 2020, 08:54:43 PM
Sounds a bit serious to me Paul! All the best with that.

Peter, best wishes to you and yours too.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 26 July 2020, 09:09:19 PM
Sorry to hear that


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 July 2020, 01:39:11 AM
L
Peter, best wishes to you and yours too.

Thanks. My mother passed away peacefully last week. She was 90 and had a good life. Originally from Edinburgh she had lived in NZ for many years but she was rightly always very proud of her Celtic origins. She was where l got my interest in the wars of the 3 kingdoms from. Of course she'll be greatly missed but the family moves on. I have taken on role of family "historian" so have quite a trove of family history stuff to go through.

I feel ready to get back to doing some gaming 🙂


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 27 July 2020, 06:48:50 AM
Condolences on the loss of your mother Peter.

Paul, good luck with the job hunting.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 27 July 2020, 07:04:00 AM
Same from me.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 27 July 2020, 07:04:29 AM
Condolences, Peter.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 27 July 2020, 08:29:11 AM
Condolences, Peter.

Family history can be an interesting one, can occasionally throw up some surprises and interesting connections.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 July 2020, 09:06:54 AM
I add my voice in both cases. Be strong, gentlemen.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Westmarcher on 27 July 2020, 10:10:05 AM
My condolences also, Peter.

Family history can be an interesting one, can occasionally throw up some surprises and interesting connections.

Indeed. My neighbour discovered he was adopted, his mother having the same surname as me and both of us having Alexander as our middle names - yet otherwise we found no family connection (recent at any rate).

And good luck, Paul. Hope something turns up soon but if not, keep faith in yourself and it will happen. It's not your fault and you are as good as you ever were.   


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 July 2020, 08:09:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words :-[

Finished off the basing of the first batch of the first English army :)
Now need flags and then varnishing :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 27 July 2020, 11:54:10 PM
Condolences sir. Remember the good times.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 August 2020, 07:44:34 AM
Pierre the Shy kindly printed off and delivered some flags for me :)

Flags added to the first batch of the first English army & edges touched up :) :)

Finished painting the second batch of the first English army & touch ups done :) :)

Bases for the second batch of the first English army labeled :)

Started preparing the first batch of the second English army :) :!!



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 August 2020, 03:59:19 AM
Washed the second batch of the first English army :)

Finished preparing the first batch of the second English army :)

Out of varnish ~X( Will hopefully be able to get some next weekend at Call to Arms, one of two local convetions


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 August 2020, 05:28:31 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done on the second batch of the first English army :)

Sorted the second batch of the first English army ready for basing :)

Undercoated the first batch of the second English :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 August 2020, 09:40:53 AM
First batch of the second English army:
  • Horses base coated and dry brushed :) :)
  • Amour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Based second batch of the first English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 05 August 2020, 11:25:21 AM
Any piccies yet?  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 05 August 2020, 11:40:53 AM
Can't be long !  :)

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 August 2020, 08:46:24 PM
I've checked with the trader, yes there is only one, who will be at Call to Arms and he is currently out of stock of Testors Dulcote ~X(
His supplier has it on back order ~X(

I might take some pictures of the un-varnished first English army after the weekend


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 August 2020, 06:09:08 AM
New undercoat and wash acquired over the weekend :)

Dulcote still on back order ~X( :-w
Yes, I know there are other varnishes I could try but I don't want to risk it :-SS

Ran out of time today for unvarnished piccies :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 August 2020, 02:21:21 AM
Weather has not been great for the last few days, cloudy or showers, not good for piccies :(

I've finally managed to get some more paint on the current batch of the second English army, livery colours nearly done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 23 August 2020, 07:33:53 AM
Weather has not been great for the last few days,

It's been pretty rubbish here, as well, Paul.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 23 August 2020, 07:46:47 AM
Drab here, but it's not actually raining atm.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 23 August 2020, 08:52:25 AM
New undercoat and wash acquired over the weekend :)

Dulcote still on back order ~X( :-w
Yes, I know there are other varnishes I could try but I don't want to risk it :-SS

Ran out of time today for unvarnished piccies :!!

I visited our nearest FLGS on Saturday and did not come away empty handed either (after I had first done my duty and visited my in-laws who live not too far from the shop  O:-)) .....got some decal softening and setting compounds on order to do decals for 1/600th planes and 1/3000th carrier decks......and some other stuff for a rainy day project I have thought about doing for quite a few years now.

Well you have to support local suppliers where you can, though in this case "local" is a 45 - 50 minute drive up to the Kapiti Coast. There are no longer any "true" model shops in Wellington.....though there is a GW outlet not too far from where I live, useful for getting Citadel washes from. 

 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 September 2020, 02:01:19 AM
A bit more progress on the current batch of the second English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 September 2020, 08:49:36 PM
Good progress on the current batch of the second English army :)
  • heraldry finished
  • livery finished
  • non-livery clothes finished
  • wood done
  • manes, tails & hoovers done


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 02 September 2020, 08:51:41 PM
Hoovers?
Dyson or Electrolux?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 02 September 2020, 09:34:35 PM
They will sweep the enemy from the field :-)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 03 September 2020, 07:13:04 AM
For reasons only known to them,  the mutts eat the bits of the hoovers after the farrier has been *......Then later on, they chuck them back up. :-&

Cheers - Phil.  X_X

*Von's given up trying to bury those 'hoofings' on the muck heap, as the dogs just dig them up.  =)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 03 September 2020, 09:40:07 AM
Charming! The joys of having pets, or children for that matter :D.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 September 2020, 10:39:04 AM
 X_X :-< ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 03 September 2020, 12:11:46 PM
If only you knew.  :-& ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 September 2020, 10:25:58 AM
A bit more progress on the current batch of the second English army :)
  • horse markings done
  • half the tack done
  • a few more details added

Final bit of banner research done for the two French armies :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 September 2020, 05:50:52 AM
More progress on the current batch of the second English army :)

Only hair and skin left to do :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 September 2020, 05:52:53 AM
Hair and skin done on the current batch of the second English army :)

Second side of the bases for the current batch of the second English army painted :)

Started preparing the the second batch of the second English army :) :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 06 September 2020, 07:31:19 AM
Oooh....squeaks of excitement !

That must mean it's soon going to be photo time. :)

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 September 2020, 10:39:06 AM
I have the first English army patiently waiting for varnish which is still on back order with our 'local' (50km 31 miles) hobby store :-w

If I get some good weather and some time I might take picces of them, unvarnished

Wash, final dry brush and the figure bases done on the current batch of the second English army :) :) :)

Finished preparing the the second batch of the second English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 07 September 2020, 09:18:55 PM
It's been a long tease on these ones  ;)

Looking forward to seeing the pics


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2020, 02:36:22 AM
Its a longer wait for the varnish :-w :-w :-w

Current batch of the second English army sorted ready for basing :)

Labels glued for the second English army :)

Undercoated the second batch of the second English army  :)

First side of the bases for the second batch of the second English army painted :)

Scenario for Saturday's game tweaked and sent to Pierre the Shy for final review, a "what if" Battle of the Strait of Otranto 10 October 1911 :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 September 2020, 10:15:09 AM
Labels prepared for the current batch of the second English army :)

Second side of the bases for the second batch of the second English army painted :)

Good progress on the second batch of the second English army:
  • horse base coated and dry brushed :)
  • mail base coated and dry brushed :)
  • armour, helmets and blades base coated and dry brushed :)

Banners 'drawn' for the French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 09 September 2020, 10:36:21 AM
Ahem..... :-w :!! :-w

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 09 September 2020, 01:21:33 PM
Ahem..... :-w :!! :-w

Cheers - Phil ;)

I know! You'd think he had a life and job or something "better" to do with his time than furnishing us with pictures. Disgraceful....  :Ph


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 September 2020, 09:07:13 PM
I'll plead crap weather, cloudy and/or rain... ;)

Forecast is better for Sunday, I might take pictures of the first English army then :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 10 September 2020, 07:08:56 AM
I had a sneaky feeling it was going to be the weather that put a spoke in the wheel.

Looking forward to seeing them , Paul. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 September 2020, 09:44:32 AM
Labels glued on the bases for the current batch of the second English army :)

Good progress on the second batch of the second English army:
  • Livery colours done :)
  • made a start on the non-livery colours :) :!!
  • bombard barrel and brazier coals base coated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2020, 09:30:48 AM
Finished the non-livery colours on the second batch of the second English army :)

First dry brush on the bombard barrel and brazier coals second base coat :)

Weather forecast not looking as promising for pictures on Sunday :-SS


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 September 2020, 05:34:39 AM
The weather was much better than forecast and held until mid-afternoon when the sun was in the right place for photography :)
The cloud arrived half an hour after I took the pictures #:-S

IV/62bcd 100 Year’s War English - first army (not varnished yet)

Bombard, False-French town militia (Horde or Blade)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332611872_f448a2c466_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFHMWY)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332445971_8dc7087a83_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGWCB)

Mounted archers, Welsh “knifemen”, Welsh archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332446671_cf56daaab1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGWQF)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331763613_44b28b8dcb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFDrMP)

Johan d’Amezqueta, sire de Seintpee's Gascon brigans & crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331764363_93a4895cf5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFDs1K)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332446766_b9804d989d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGWSj)

Johan d’Amezqueta, sire de Seintpee (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332447241_4f2715c559_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGX1v)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332612442_cdc6cb2393_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFHN7N)

Earl of Salisbury's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331764073_c0441591cc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFDrVK)
Some fool forgot to take the rear shot #-o

Earl of Salisbury (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331764818_db585ae5a0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFDs9A)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332447301_22fb753c50_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGX2x)

Duke of Exeter's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332446991_6b40e6d412_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGWWc)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332446881_4d366d4b8b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGWUi)

Duke of Exeter (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332447481_3637b828b4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGX5D)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332447411_f68fd2e47f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFGX4r)

King Henry V's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332612412_f5a5c2d14e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFHN7h)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332612367_b933fd35b7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFHN6v)

King Henry V (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332612957_e47f9437b9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFHNgF)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331765038_513c8d3908_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFDsdo)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 September 2020, 05:36:49 AM
Painted & Based
 266 Foot
   33 Mounted
     2 Models
301 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 12 September 2020, 07:24:44 AM
Well worth the wait to see these Paul as they're lovely 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 12 September 2020, 07:55:09 AM
Those are amazing (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 12 September 2020, 08:58:03 AM
Absolutely stunning. The detailing across the livery and the bombard are fantastic. Well done that man.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 12 September 2020, 11:03:19 AM
Splendid stuff!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 12 September 2020, 12:46:50 PM
Superb, as always, Paul. :-bd

I'm struggling to figure out how you're using 'natural light'.....So you don't get any shadows. (Or next to b*gger all)  8-} 8-} 8-}.....You can't be that close to the equator

Cheers - Phil :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 September 2020, 09:08:52 PM
Over 41 degrees away from the equator, I am using indirect natural light.

The models are in the corner of the house with large windows on both walls and the sun 'at the corner'.

Camera on a tripod and long exposure, 1-2 seconds


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2020, 08:08:48 AM
Ah....Now I get it. :)

I have to admit, because of what you've said about 'the weather', I had it in (what passes for) my mind, that you were taking the shots on a table 'outside'.
The 'lighting' works superbly. :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DaveH on 13 September 2020, 01:36:19 PM
Looks good with the greater numbers per base. I am tempted to do some early medieval DBA armies using 10mm even though all my existing ones are 15mm.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 04:32:18 AM
The TB Line foot mix very well with the Pendraken figures so there is plenty of variety ;)

Finished the wood on the second batch of the second English army :)

Based the current batch of the second English army yesterday and touched up the flock this morning :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 14 September 2020, 08:03:30 AM
Good work on these Paul - the way you have used muted colours on the rank and file, yet kept them bright is impressive.

The TB line figures fit in well size wise, but the fact you have had to mix these in with the later period knights, does show a gap in the ranges for HYW MAA


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 10:25:49 AM
I'll defer to those that know more about the armour of the period, I went with some poorer individuals using 'old kit' ;)

Tidied up the edges and added the banners to the current batch of the second English army :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 14 September 2020, 10:33:05 AM
Do I spy a well deserved promotion Field Marshal Paulr?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 10:39:00 AM
Yes, a promotion, well deserved :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 September 2020, 07:17:18 AM
Tidied the edges of the banners of the current batch of the second English army :)

They are now also waiting for my FLGS to receive the varnish they have on back order :-w

Leather done on the second batch of the second English army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 September 2020, 10:58:34 AM
Yes, a promotion, well deserved :-

Well, where's the Bollinger?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 September 2020, 11:03:41 AM
I was going to invite you all to the mess but Lemmy appears to have dug a trench across the entrance ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 15 September 2020, 01:00:40 PM
I got an MGB handy - so no probs.....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2020, 09:35:06 AM
Finished painting and touch ups on the second batch of the second English army :) :)

Need to do the wash, final dry brush etc :!!

A couple of months ago Pierre the Shy mentioned that we had both been subjected to large doses of real life, in my case redundancy due to Covid
Good news this week, I have been able to get a couple of ongoing casual roles that will help generate some useful income while I continue to search for a suitable IT role :) :)
This will unfortunately reduce the time available for painting :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 18 September 2020, 01:26:05 PM
Glad to hear things are picking up for you again Paul. I'm sure something more permanent will be along soon.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 18 September 2020, 07:23:56 PM
Well done Paul.
I've gone from 1 day a week to 2, and supply work is picking up. And the temptation of work in Shetland is strong...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 18 September 2020, 08:46:20 PM
And the temptation of work in Shetland is strong...

In my day, the introduction to the new intake on the librarianship courses at the College of Librarianship, Wales began,"Welcome to the edge of the known world."

I think Shetland has Aberystwyth well beat for that title :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2020, 09:38:50 PM
Good to hear work is picking up for you as well Lemmey, the obvious questions is do they have a wargames club on the Shetlands :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 September 2020, 06:16:48 AM
Washed the second batch of the second English army :)

Labeled bases for the second batch of the second English army :)

Prepared the figures for the first batch of the first French army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 September 2020, 08:24:15 AM
I hear there are two active ones.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 September 2020, 08:59:45 PM
Two active clubs in the Shetlands :o :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done on the second batch of the second English army :) :)

French waiting for the English to dry and vacate the painting rods so they can be undercoated later today :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 September 2020, 08:05:08 AM
English sorted ready for basing :)

First of the French on the painting rods and undercoated :) :)

English based :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 September 2020, 11:32:51 PM
English flock touched up and base edges tidied up :) :)

First side of the bases for the first batch of the first French army painted :)

Horses of the first batch of the first French army base coated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 September 2020, 01:08:04 AM
Scots are irregular, so a mix of dull colours but also yellows (boiled onion skins) were common.

A middle-eastern technique of hard-boiling eggs cooks them with onion skins for six hours. The final colour is attractive, and permeates the albumen too.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 26 September 2020, 09:21:52 AM
English flock touched up . . .

Now there's a euphemism


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 September 2020, 09:19:10 PM
 ;)

Horses of the first batch of the first French army dry brushed :)

Mail base coated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 September 2020, 12:39:42 AM
Mail dry brushed :)

Other armour base coated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 27 September 2020, 08:32:10 PM
Photos soon?  8)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2020, 02:05:53 AM
Unfortunately my roster for the casual jobs conflicts with my normal photography time, I should get a chance to take some pictures this weekend if the weather is fine

Fortunately my roster doesn't conflict with my regular Saturday evening games :) :) :)

Still waiting for my local gaming store to get some Dullcoat in stock :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 October 2020, 10:47:14 PM
Got a chance to make a little more progress, other armour dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 October 2020, 02:11:09 AM
Made a start on the heraldry of the personalities in the first batch of of the first French army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 October 2020, 12:55:38 AM
Finished the heraldry of the personalities :)

Onto the lesser nobles :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 October 2020, 04:11:18 AM
Main clothing colours done for the lesser nobles :)

Weather too cloudy for photos today & I'm working tomorrow, so maybe next weekend :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 October 2020, 04:48:48 AM
The weather wasn't very promising for piccies earlier today but the cloud thinned enough #:-S :)

IV/62bcd 100 Year’s War English - second army (not varnished yet)

Bombard, False-French town militia (Horde or Blade)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443323217_268d0a4732_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdzg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145911_2d6acb3812_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiSg)

Mounted archers, Welsh “knifemen”, Welsh archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145781_091b8704ea_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiQ2)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145551_b997268eac_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiL4)

Gaston I de Foix-Grailly, Captal de Buch, Count of Bénauges, and Viscount Castillon's Gascon brigans & crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442449863_7c553c2321_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqJXr)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322712_3b37fdbd90_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdqy)

Gaston I de Foix-Grailly, Captal de Buch, Count of Bénauges, and Viscount Castillon (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442450303_b0e661b3f9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqK62)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145401_65bce64078_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiHt)

Earl of Warwick's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322587_fa80154cf5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdop)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443144966_d3900906f1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuizY)

Earl of Warwick (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442450158_833f5f3b3f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqK3w)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322512_57088bc119_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdn7)

Duke of York's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322467_5d3d54299f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdmk)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442450093_edf60e9635_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqK2p)

Duke of York (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145161_1a35c11a92_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiDk)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442449728_40fff0338c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqJV7)

Duke of Gloucester's archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322327_5d05f945e6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdiV)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443322227_1692f1a560_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRvdhc)

Duke of Gloucester (mounted and dismounted)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50443145056_8887bc77f4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRuiBw)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50442449603_8304fd4fdf_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jRqJSX)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 October 2020, 04:50:30 AM
Painted & Based
 427 Foot
   50 Mounted
     3 Models
480 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 10 October 2020, 07:53:39 AM
CRACKING, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 10 October 2020, 07:57:20 AM
They're bloomin lovely 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 10 October 2020, 12:08:37 PM
superb.

Now I have an urge to play 'Kingmaker!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 12 October 2020, 02:35:52 PM
 =D> =D> =D>

Superb!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2020, 12:46:20 AM
Good news, I've been offered & accepted a full time job :)
Bad news, I'll soon have less painting time ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 19 October 2020, 12:58:48 AM
Well done sir.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 19 October 2020, 03:01:11 AM
I think the good news wins! Well done.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2020, 06:24:52 AM
Congrats on the job offer :).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 19 October 2020, 07:41:16 AM
Excellent news, Paul ! :)
Congrats !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 19 October 2020, 08:26:22 AM
That's very good news......welcome back to the daily commute into town Paul  ;)



 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 19 October 2020, 09:07:54 AM
Congrats!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 October 2020, 09:16:52 AM
Unemployment is not something a human being should have to go through.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 October 2020, 10:10:58 AM
A full time job? That's a nuisance. How are you going to find time to paint so many miniatures so quickly again?   ;)

[Seriously, congratulations. Hope it goes well.]


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: hammurabi70 on 19 October 2020, 05:12:48 PM
Unemployment is not something a human being should have to go through.

Unemployment is probably a concept that most people in history would not understand.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 19 October 2020, 05:21:15 PM
A full time job? That's a nuisance. How are you going to find time to paint so many miniatures so quickly again?   ;)

I know. This is the 21st century now. We're all supposed to do two day weeks and have oodles of leisure time. And we're also supposed to have flying cars and nuclear-powered airliners.

At least, this is what I was led to believe as a small boy growing up in the 1970's. I fear I was misled . . .


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 October 2020, 03:40:57 AM
Made some progress on additional clothing colours for the lesser nobles :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 October 2020, 05:44:30 AM
A very productive day on the first batch of the French, they are now painted, including touch ups :)

I'll check for any final touch ups shortly then wash tomorrow :-w

Bases for the first batch are also painted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 October 2020, 01:10:34 AM
First batch of the French washed this morning :)

Second batch of the French prepared and washed (the other washing) this afternoon :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 October 2020, 07:57:50 AM
Final dry brush done on first batch of the French & figure bases painted :) :)

Bases for the first batch labeled :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 October 2020, 09:27:44 PM
First batch of the French based :)

Second batch of the French on the painting rods :)
Will have to wait for the rain to clear tomorrow for undercoat :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 October 2020, 06:24:03 AM
First batch of the French:
  • flock touched up :)
  • base edges touched up :)

Second batch of the French undercoated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: OldenBUA on 28 October 2020, 10:51:51 AM
Muffled squeaks of excitement as the time for new pictures is drawing closer...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 28 October 2020, 11:37:28 AM
Louder squeaks of excitement !

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 28 October 2020, 12:44:27 PM
Louder squeaks of excitement !

Bigger mice Phil ?  =D>


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 28 October 2020, 06:23:59 PM
Louder squeaks of excitement !

Too much touching up going on . . .


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 October 2020, 06:26:12 PM
 :o ;D

Don't get too excited the weather forecast is not promising for photography :(

There is a chance I'll get to take piccies on Sunday but after that I'm back in the office in full time employment so piccies would have to wait till next weekend :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 October 2020, 06:00:35 AM
Second batch of the French:
  • Mail base coated and highlighted :) :)
  • Helmets & armour base coated and highlighted :) :)
  • First clothing colour done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 October 2020, 07:40:14 PM
Good progress on the second batch of the French:
  • second & third clothing colours done :) :)
  • wood done :)
  • metal on weapons done :)
  • belts, scabbards, shoes done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 October 2020, 03:57:12 AM
More good progress on the second batch of the French, painting now done :)

Hopefully I'll get any touch ups done before our game this evening :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 October 2020, 09:18:01 PM
Touch ups done, last night, on the second batch of the French :)

Washed this morning  :)

Labels cut out for bases :)

Flag edges painted for first batch of the French, was much easier than painting them before applying the flags :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 November 2020, 01:03:01 AM
Flags added to the first batch of the French :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done on the second batch of the French :) :)

Labels glued to bases for the second batch of the French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 November 2020, 02:57:08 AM
IV/64abc Medieval French - first batch of the first army (not varnished yet)

French Knights and men-at-arms  (mounted and dismounted)

Louis, Count of Vendôme

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553215801_36df7ea399_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2drNZ)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553344972_eef4de0d18_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2e7d5)

Lord David de Rambures, Grand Master of Crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50552481028_a273481d46_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k29Fou)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553215941_5abe45849a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2drRp)

Charles, Duke of Orléans

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553216871_8df1d9b094_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2ds8r)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553345967_951f79cbc4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2e7ve)

Arthur de Richemont, Duke of Brittany

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50552480148_781b263d7d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k29F8j)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553214776_6f71a3dace_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2drvj)

John I, Duke of Bourbon

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553345737_d0510f5c11_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2e7rg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50552481103_f14f4770a9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k29FpM)

Charles I d'Albret, Constable of France

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553214621_a6c490b902_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2drsD)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50553343892_785b1615d2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2k2e6Ts)

Thanks to Pierre the Shy for kindly printing the flags for me


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 November 2020, 03:02:07 AM
Painted & Based
 475 Foot
   74 Mounted
     3 Models
552 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 01 November 2020, 07:39:39 AM
Excellent units, as always, Paul. :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 01 November 2020, 07:43:32 AM
Great work once again Paul 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 November 2020, 08:00:10 AM
Prepared third batch of the French :)

Finished preparing bases for second batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 01 November 2020, 08:25:02 AM
Lovely work as ever!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 November 2020, 09:49:03 AM
These are formidable


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DaveH on 02 November 2020, 11:20:53 AM
Nice work.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 02 November 2020, 05:49:54 PM
Very nice as usual..........

Look forward to seeing the entire 100W set on Roy's table for a BBDBA game or two once they're all done.

Cheers
Peter


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 November 2020, 12:59:41 AM
No progress this week :(

Still getting over the shock of working 5 days in the office after lock down and redundancy, not to mention working from home a couple of days a week for the better part of three years

The new role is interesting so I am not complaining, honest ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 07 November 2020, 10:26:28 AM
A lovely collection.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 07 November 2020, 10:46:41 AM
The new role is interesting so I am not complaining, honest ;)

I think we're all still delighted that you're back in gainful employment, Paul :) :-bd

All the best - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 November 2020, 12:04:47 AM
Some progress today :)
  • second batch sorted ready for basing
  • third batch on painting rods, waiting for weather to improve before they can be undercoated
  • bases for the third batch painted


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 November 2020, 07:18:34 AM
Second batch still waiting to be based :-w

Third batch undercoated after work this evening :)

I'll hopefully make a start on these this weekend, not sure if I'll get the basing done :!!
Being in the office all week means that domestic duties have stacked up for the weekend X_X

I'm not complaining, I'm doing interesting work with a good bunch of people  :) :)
And it was pay week this week :-bd
My first substantial pay since July #:-S


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 13 November 2020, 07:46:40 AM
And it was pay week this week :-bd
My first substantial pay since July #:-S

Ahh, that must be a good feeling. Glad it's working out for you.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 13 November 2020, 08:00:55 AM
Same thoughts from me, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 13 November 2020, 09:12:33 AM
Glad to hear it's all working out for you Paul :).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2020, 04:02:49 AM
Horses of the third batch base coated and dry brushed :)

Lots of domestic stuff done and lawns mowed, hopefully that will make time for basing tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 14 November 2020, 08:29:49 AM
Mowing the lawns in November ?

Your fault for living in the Southern Hemisphere.  ;)
(I'm only jealous...I hate the short days and long nights 'up here', at the mo'.)

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 14 November 2020, 08:42:03 AM
Mowing lawns at all - former heavy hayfever sufferer.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 14 November 2020, 09:26:11 AM
My lawn needs cutting but frankly too wet at the moment. I have cut it in Janaury before due to the relatively mild climate we have in Bristol.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 November 2020, 01:03:01 AM
Mail, armour & helmets of third batch base coated :)

Second batch based :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 November 2020, 07:35:50 AM
Flock touched up on second batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 November 2020, 07:46:30 AM
Base edges done on the second batch :)

Mail, armour & helmets of third batch dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DaveH on 18 November 2020, 11:27:28 AM
Good to hear that you are back to work Paul. I've cut the lawn this month in London should be the last time this year.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 November 2020, 12:41:28 AM
Made a start on the heraldry of the next batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leon on 22 November 2020, 03:29:36 AM
Good to see so much progress on these!  I missed our last lawn cut so I think it'll be a jungle by Feb/Mar when the weather improves enough to get out there.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 November 2020, 02:46:49 AM
Being in the office 5 days a week combined with the run up to the Christmas 'silly' season has limited progress on the current batch of French :!!

The weather and my schedule have finally combined to allow me to take some pictures of the last batch of French

Communal militia

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659016067_d63acee707_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGxv)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659016307_a3aedda162_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGBD)

Genoese crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659015977_b88d8ce231_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGvX)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659015922_c16e55151f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGv1)

French crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659016212_20587b452d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGA1)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50658192513_b9c3c07a0b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbutJi)

Peasant levy, Breton javelinmen, Spanish crossbowmen   

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50658928561_d6e5298c46_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyfwM)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659016047_7ebbd85ac2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGxa)

Jaquerie

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50658192373_08a9967da3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbutFT)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50658192288_4b76973d30_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbutEq)

Pavisiers - Béthune, Saint-Omer, Hesdin

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659015587_80acd8690f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGpe)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50659015482_4e5c2ba286_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kbyGnq)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 November 2020, 02:51:33 AM
Painted & Based
 581 Foot
   74 Mounted
     3 Models
658 Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 29 November 2020, 06:38:58 AM
Cracking work, Paul ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 29 November 2020, 09:43:36 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 29 November 2020, 03:00:14 PM
Absolutely lovely!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 29 November 2020, 03:52:36 PM
Painted & Based
 581 Foot
   74 Mounted
     3 Models
658 Total

Isn't DBA for SMALL armies ?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 29 November 2020, 04:20:40 PM
Those are great Paul, I like what you have done with the peasants, I will remember to look back at these when I start my Japanese ones.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 29 November 2020, 05:43:45 PM
Isn't DBA for SMALL armies ?

Correct, DBA armies are all limited to 12 elements per army. But Big battle DBA has up to 3 armies per side, so getting up to 658 figures isn't that hard, especailly as you can double the number of figures per base in 10mm on some bases (normally in 15/28mm scale there are 4 spear or 4 crossbows per base).

Paul likes to think big, but on a small scale  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Norm on 29 November 2020, 05:54:33 PM
Lovely job and a prolific output.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 29 November 2020, 07:46:45 PM
Those are brilliant.  8)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2020, 01:03:01 AM
Finally got a chance to make some more progress :)

Clothing done on Scots men-at-arms and detached "gross varlets"  :)

I also tested Vallejo Acrylic Matt Varnish on an element of peasant levy, the 'local' game store has been unable to get stocks of Testors Dullcote :-SS
Unfortunately just after I sprayed them it clouded over, there was some slight fogging on the figures which dried clear #:-S :-\
However there was significant fogging on the printed label at the back of the base. I remembered some advice, I think it was on here, and gave the label a second spray. This reduced but did not eliminate the fogging :(
I'm going to have to wait for a calm sunny day to do another test before I commit to spraying a whole army :-w :-SS


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2020, 04:25:36 AM
Fined up this afternoon so tested a second element, Jaquerie this time

Just checked and figures are fine but label badly fogged again, tried a second spray on the label and will see how it drys

Any thoughts/suggestions :-\
How long should I shake the new spray can...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2020, 05:47:17 AM
The second spray on the label reduced but did not eliminate the fogging  :-/

Figures and flock are fine :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 13 December 2020, 08:35:33 AM
If I'm understanding correctly, Paul, (not taken as a given).....I don't think shaking the can even more will make much difference.
It sounds as though there's a bit too much 'medium' in with the varnish itself.....The more you shake the can the more medium is going to get mixed in.

Only tip I've got, is what I used to do to test a new can of varnish.....Which was simply to spray a little over an old newspaper... for me, it was to test the print didn't go 'glossy'.

However....If you've got any of the 'glossy' magazine inserts*, that come with the weekend papers....You might be able to tell if it's still too 'foggy' ?

Cheers - Phil (* I'm assuming you get the same sort of inane crap that we do with our papers, over here. ;))


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 13 December 2020, 08:56:15 AM
Glue labels on afterwards?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 13 December 2020, 09:56:31 AM
However....If you've got any of the 'glossy' magazine inserts*, that come with the weekend papers....You might be able to tell if it's still too 'foggy' ?

Other types of glossy magazines are available, though I'd like to hear you explain to the wife why the pages of her copy of Cosmo is stuck together. 

I use a base. Paint it in the predominant colour of the figures I'm painting). Mask half of it. Varnish the other.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 December 2020, 11:54:52 AM
Where spray can varnish has fogged  (three times in a couple of decades iiirc) I've always used brush on varnish to rescue it on the adage that doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the route to madness.

Brush the labels (only) by hand and see?

Of course, 3 times is hardly a large sample size.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 December 2020, 06:49:32 AM
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have a look at getting some brush on varnish and trying that on the labels once we get some good weather

Good progress on the current batch of French :)

Commoners clothing done :)

All wood done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 December 2020, 03:39:48 AM
More progress on the current batch :)

Manes, tails, hooves & markings done on the horses :)

Hats and leather done :)

Various dry brushing on the artillery 'extras' :)

I might make some more progress this evening :!!

I need to start sorting out and preparing the next batch

Do I start on the second French army (banners and colours all sorted) or do I start on the Low Countries (some research done but not finalised) :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 27 December 2020, 07:27:20 AM
I'd go for the Low Countries Paul to have something different to paint and game with.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 27 December 2020, 12:25:11 PM
The trouble with matt sprays is that particles can dry before they hit the surface they are supposed to treat.  These dried particles of matt varnish are left on the surface, while the rest are absorbed, causing the fogging which increases depending on how absorbent the surface is. 
This happens when the nozzle is too far away from the subject relative to conditions – too hot, too dry or too humid etc.  The trouble is there is no way of knowing what the correct distance is. 
A solution, if you are going to use spray varnish, is to seal the object first, reducing the surface's absorbent properties, with either a painted gloss varnish or PVA glue thinned with water.
Fogging is usually not the end of the world and can usually be rectified.  What you need to do is to dissolve the dried varnish particles on the surface of the object, which can be done by brushing on a coat of gloss varnish, allowing it to dry, and then re-applying the matt finish.
My solution to this problem is not to use spray varnishes at all.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 December 2020, 06:54:18 PM
Thanks Steve, I was thinking the Low Countries would be a change given I stalled on the French

Thanks John for the detailed explanation, good to know what is going on


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 27 December 2020, 09:47:55 PM
Fogging (or blooming as we used to call it at work) can also be caused by moisture trapped by the lacquer as it dries. As mentioned, another coat when the conditions were drier often solved the problem. This is one reason I use Vallejo matt lacquer painted on, rather than spraying it.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 28 December 2020, 01:40:22 AM
Fogging (or blooming as we used to call it at work) can also be caused by moisture trapped by the lacquer as it dries. As mentioned, another coat when the conditions were drier often solved the problem. This is one reason I use Vallejo matt lacquer painted on, rather than spraying it.

Yes, humidity is often the most common culprit.  You can get a similar problem with aerosol spray paint when you get a rough finish on the dried surface.  I agree, using a paint on matt finish is safer and better.  I too use Vallejo matt varnish these days.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2020, 02:49:55 AM
I've finally finished painting this batch of French #:-S

Touch ups, wash, final dry brush, figure bases & basing left to do :!!

I've started preparing the first batch of the Low Counties army, Pike - thousands of them, 64 actually ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2020, 09:15:31 AM
Touch ups done :)

Wash tomorrow once they are properly dry :-w

Finished preparing the rest of the Low Countries army :)

Not many optional elements so only 16 in total compared to 36 for the French #:-S


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2020, 07:03:25 PM
French batch washed :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 28 December 2020, 09:53:14 PM
Biological or non-biological?  :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2020, 11:27:30 PM
Most of the Low Countries pike on painting rods, the rest will have to wait until the French are sorted for basing tomorrow, not sure if all the army will fit as one batch :-\

Bases for the French labeled :)

First side done on Low Countries bases :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2020, 06:54:49 AM
Final dry brush done on the French and figure bases done :) :)

Second side done on Low Countries bases :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 29 December 2020, 09:48:58 AM
Photos? Plllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeěeeeeeee....  B)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 29 December 2020, 10:04:08 AM
Do I get the impression Will wants some photos ?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2020, 06:26:54 PM
Patience Will :-w
I need to base them, hopefully today, then touch up the flock and add banners :!!
They should be done next year ;)

French sorted ready for basing :)

All of the Low Countries army fits on my painting rods as one batch :) #:-S

They should make a nice change from the French, no horses and one batch instead of three


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2020, 09:33:34 PM
Low Countries undercoated :)

I bought some paint on matt varnish and applied it to the three labels that had fogged :-SS



It appears to have fixed the fogging, will check again when it is fully dry :)

I could be doing quite a bit of varnishing today :!!

I also realised that I will have enough French elements to field four French armies (IV/64c), two based on mounted and two on dismounted men-at-arms :o
I'll also need to select other options appropriately :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 December 2020, 05:53:58 PM
The paint on varnish fixed the fogging when fully dry :)

I made the most of the good weather and spent the day doing multiple batches of varnishing :!!

All the painted and based HYW figures are now varnished :)

I needed to paint varnish all the labels, some needed it more than others

I also needed to paint varnish some but not all the banners :-/

I'll hopefully get the last batch of French based this morning :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2020, 01:37:42 AM
Based the last batch of French this morning :)

Good progress on the Low Countries
  • Armour and weapons base coated and high lighted :) :)
  • Livery base coated yellow :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2020, 04:49:03 AM
Blue livery done :)

Second cost of yellow livery done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2020, 06:48:55 PM
French flock touched up :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 January 2021, 03:24:45 AM
Non-livery clothes done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 01 January 2021, 06:26:52 AM
Blimey you're racing through this lot, be interesting to see the 6/8 complete armies in action sometime later in the year....

Glad the brush on varnish sorted your clouding issue.....overall the Valjello matt spray varnish is OK?

 
 



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 January 2021, 07:36:10 AM
Low Countries undercoated :)


You must have needed quite a large brush!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 January 2021, 07:46:11 AM
The few hats done on the Low Countries :)

French are now ready for varnishing :) the weather doesn't like like it will cooperate tomorrow :(

All foot makes it a pretty quick army to paint ;)

The Valjello matt spray varnish is good on the figures and the brush on sorts the labels and any flags that fog :) #:-S

I spray undercoat, no brush required ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2021, 01:19:19 AM
The weather has been more cooperative than expected, the French are now varnished :) :)

I had to touch up one of the labels and interestingly the spray varnish did not fog on the painted area of the label but did on the printed part :-\

Good progress on the Low Countries army:
  • remaining hoods done :)
  • wood done :)
  • Shoes/boots done :)
  • half the belts and scabbards done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 January 2021, 12:33:23 AM
Other half of the belts and scabbards done :)
Brass done :)
Skin base coated :)
Hair done :)
Labels prepared :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 January 2021, 02:09:34 AM
Skin highlighted, the Low Countries army is now painted :)

I'll check for touch ups later today and wash, final highlight & paint the figure bases over the next couple of days :!!

I've got out the first batch of the second French army ready to prepare :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 January 2021, 07:34:21 AM
Touch ups done :)
Wash etc tomorrow once they are fully dry :-w

First batch of the second French army prepared :)
Now waiting for the Low Countries to move off the painting rods :-w

The weather didn't cooperate with photography, we didn't get the forecast showers but very variable clouds
Forecast is better for tomorrow :-$


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2021, 03:14:15 AM
Low Countries army washed this morning :)
Nearly dry enough to dry brush and do figure bases :-w :!!

Low Countries bases labeled :)

Bases for the first batch of the second French army painted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2021, 03:34:39 AM
The weather also cooperated :)

The final batch of the first French army have now been photographed :)

2x Archers, Voulgiers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50798311527_5a3054d524_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koSCen)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50798311447_26d60af03e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koSCcZ)

Brigans, 'Gross varlets', bombard
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50798194306_96b9f4c97a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koS2oj)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50798194221_af49dc6118_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koS2mR)

Scottish contingent - John Stewart, Earl of Buchan and his men-at-arms  (mounted and dismounted), Scots archers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50798311627_9734a8e3c1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koSCg6)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50797443308_ff6de9ec5b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2koNb95)

There is still a little fogging of some of the labels but this is less noticeable at wargaming distance

Painted & Based
621
Foot
81
Mounted
4
Models
706
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2021, 06:58:42 AM
Low Countries army final dry brush and figure bases done :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 04 January 2021, 07:02:49 AM
Lovely stuff, as usual, Paul !  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 04 January 2021, 11:49:11 AM
Very nice figures and basing once again Paul 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2021, 12:33:16 PM
Superb!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 04 January 2021, 02:03:04 PM
Superb Paul.
Really looks the part.
W


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2021, 07:56:10 PM
 :-[ :D

Low Countries army sorted ready for basing :)

First batch of the second French army undercoated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 January 2021, 08:25:08 AM
Low Countries army based :)

Progress will slow somewhat as I return to work tomorrow, after my Christmas break


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 05 January 2021, 08:39:45 AM
Progress will slow somewhat as I return to work tomorrow, after my Christmas break

Luck Ba***rd - mine for next week got cancelled


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 January 2021, 04:52:43 AM
Flock touched up on the Low Countries army :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 06 January 2021, 07:15:16 AM
Luck Ba***rd - mine for next week got cancelled

That's a sod, Ian !! :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 06 January 2021, 07:25:15 AM
To be fair not unexpected - Covid testing in a Liverpool High School


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 January 2021, 08:35:29 AM
Still a bit of a bugger :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 January 2021, 09:58:12 PM
Mail & armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

I will pick up the Low Countries flags Pierre the Shy has kindly printed for me at our first regular Saturday evening game of 2021 this evening
The army should be finished tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2021, 01:37:31 AM
Horses base coated :)

Slight change in plan, Pierre the Shy can't make the game tonight :(
Instead of a four player ancients game we'll have a three player WWII naval game
Completion of the Low Countries army will be delayed by a week :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2021, 01:51:40 AM
Weather has been hot here so very little chance to paint :(

Managed to dry brush the French horses before it got too hot this morning #:-S


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 16 January 2021, 07:50:26 AM
Weather has been hot here so very little chance to paint :(

HAH !! Rub it in, why don't you !  ;)

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 16 January 2021, 08:07:17 AM
Just cause you are in Wales Phil, if you can see it it's about to rain, if you can't it's raining......


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 16 January 2021, 10:19:23 AM
:-\







Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2021, 06:30:19 PM
Pierre the Shy delivered the flags he had kindly printed at our regular game last night :)

Flags cut out, edges painted, glued on this morning :) :) :)

Unfortunately the weather forecast is rain and then showers and windy so the Low Countries army may not get varnished until Thursday or Friday :( :-w

Hopefully the cooler temperatures will allow a bit more painting :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 January 2021, 08:13:38 AM
Flags attached to the Low Countries army :)

No varnishing today due to wind and showers/rain :(

Still was pretty hot so only made a start on first colours of key figures :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2021, 01:51:34 AM
Continuing progress on the key French knights, adding detail to the heraldry :)

Started on main clothing colours for the lesser mean at arms :)

Unfortunately getting a bit too hot for any more painting this afternoon

Spray varnished the Low Countries army earlier today :)

Fogged labels and flags have had paint on varnish applied :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2021, 04:07:27 AM
As you may have guessed from the above the weather was suitable for photography :)

IV/57bc Low Countries - City of Ghent
 
Organ gun, archers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868809041_ea880ff289_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv6WFK)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905322_526484f5ac_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7riL)

2x Handgunners
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905807_1dc548e255_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rs8)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905777_781c2f187d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rrB)

2x “Whitehoods” peasants
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905877_39123b5d0b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rtk)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868089438_0f40cb98b4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv3fLN)

Guildsmen with halberd, Guild crossbowmen
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905442_f15911d286_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rkQ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868089913_2c0d6b13c2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv3fUZ)

4x Guild pikemen - Tailors, Belt makers, Sign writers, Dyers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868906037_9017f0501a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rw6)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868809281_f017d9e014_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv6WKT)

4x Guild pikemen - Cheese makers, General (City banners of Ghent), Potters, Millers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868905697_9fcb0487e7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv7rqe)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50868089663_91d37b5718_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kv3fQF)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2021, 04:09:38 AM
Painted & Based
731
Foot
81
Mounted
5
Models
817
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Norm on 24 January 2021, 06:34:48 AM
a lovely balance between the brightness that the scale needs and a very natural look. Nicely done.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 24 January 2021, 08:04:44 AM
Cracking work, once again, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 24 January 2021, 08:17:28 AM
Very nice as usual.....but what is so special about the cheese makers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLUEMj6cwA  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 24 January 2021, 08:28:55 AM
Lovely work as always Paul 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 24 January 2021, 08:53:51 AM
I really like these Paul. The livery colours seem to work well, and overall they are a very tidy looking force. Will be interested to see how they play with that big block of pike as the core to the army.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2021, 09:48:35 AM
Very nice as usual.....but what is so special about the cheese makers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLUEMj6cwA  ;)

I found a collection of Guild banners online and most of them were delightfully non-martial; haberdashers, clothes menders and corset makers being particular examples

Once I spotted the Cheese makers I couldn't pass up the above reference, I then picked an interesting variety of other banners

I particularly like that the Dyers have two different colours of banner

Fred, they will be a very narrow army but should be quite interesting with some English long bow and men at arms on each flank, either that or fix one flank on some impassable terrain
One of the army options only requires 6 pike which gives you a bit more width but the 2 pike are replaced by the Whitehoods :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 24 January 2021, 01:07:51 PM
Beautiful work on those.
I'm so glad someone beat me to the life of Brian...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 24 January 2021, 02:04:42 PM
Excellent work!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2021, 09:13:38 PM
Good progress on the French; heraldry done on knights and main cloth colour done on the men at arms :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 January 2021, 04:21:23 AM
Some more progress on the French, secondary cloth colours done on the men at arms :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2021, 03:07:25 AM
Finally got a chance to make some more progress on the French :)

All the main colours now done  :)

Started on the leather :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 February 2021, 06:19:35 AM
Finished the leather :)

Wood done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 February 2021, 10:03:50 PM
Finished painting & touch ups on the French men at arms :) :)

Wash, final dry brush and figure bases to do :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 February 2021, 07:50:11 AM
French men-at-arms washed :)

Labels glued to bases :)

Next batch out French dug out of the box :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2021, 06:19:00 AM
French men-at-arms dry brushed :)

Figure bases and label edges painted :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 February 2021, 12:42:21 AM
French men-at-arms sorted ready for basing :)

Next batch of French prepared and washed :) :)

French men-at-arms based :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 February 2021, 02:20:56 AM
Next batch of French on painting rods & undercoated :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 February 2021, 01:39:11 AM
Flock touched up on French men-at-arms and base edges painted :) :)

Mail base coated on the next batch of French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2021, 12:42:59 AM
Flags added to French men-at-arms :)

Will varnish them once glue has fully dried :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2021, 04:28:37 AM
French men-at-arms varnished :)

Plate, helmets & metal weapons base coated on the next batch of French :)

Mail dry brushed on the next batch of French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2021, 12:07:10 PM
Plate, helmets & metal weapons dry brushed on the next batch of French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 21 February 2021, 01:18:10 PM
Photos please


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2021, 02:28:27 PM
The varnish dried on the Men at arms a bit late for photography  :(

I'm working nights this week which counter intuitively may make it easier for me to get the photos taken, I'll have to see :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2021, 03:24:10 AM
More progress on the next batch of French, half of the first clothes colours done :)

And I got the chance to take some picces :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2021, 03:35:22 AM
IV/64abc Medieval French - first batch of the second army

French Knights and men-at-arms  (mounted and dismounted)

Philippe, Count of Nevers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971722352_97d4092481_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEcpeb)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971618181_070ede74f9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEbSg8)

Waleran de Raineval, Count of Fauconbergues

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971722222_141dce415b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEcpbW)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971722002_8d28dc3a1c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEcp89)

Jean, Duke of Alençon

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971722442_8ef9e50e83_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEcpfJ)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970923573_b0aea56d12_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kE8iM8)

Edward III, Duke of Bar

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971618416_15c5d18642_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEbSkb)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971722567_2be0c622f8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEcphT)

Clignet de Brébant, Admiral of France

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971618441_165e4768ed_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEbSkB)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970923633_349e7cc154_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kE8iNa)

Jean le Meingre, Marshal Boucicaut

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971618541_371c37a699_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEbSnk)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50971618501_2c62b91a9e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kEbSmD)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2021, 03:37:47 AM
Painted & Based
779
Foot
105
Mounted
5
Models
889
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 23 February 2021, 07:00:14 AM
Cracking stuff, Paul.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 23 February 2021, 07:12:33 AM
Very impressive work sir. (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 23 February 2021, 08:23:42 AM
Some more very nice units, good stuff Paul.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: goat major on 23 February 2021, 08:34:07 AM
Very nice !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2021, 11:58:42 PM
More progress on the next batch of French, second half of the first clothes colours done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 24 February 2021, 07:13:28 AM
Those look superb Paul, as always 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2021, 02:29:29 AM
Second and third clothes colours done on the next batch of French :)

Pavisiers base coated :)

First side of bases painted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2021, 05:53:39 AM
Wooden parts of weapons done :)

Two coats of yellow on the front of the pavisiers :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2021, 10:55:06 PM
Hats and shields done :) :)

Pavisiers patterns painted :)

Some will need a second coat and details still to be added


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2021, 03:39:13 AM
Required second coat done on pavisiers patterns and details added :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2021, 06:32:51 AM
White crosses done :)

Pavisiers supports done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2021, 12:02:07 AM
Final details on pavisiers done :)

Shoes/boots and other leather done :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2021, 03:48:57 AM
Skin base coated :)

Second side of bases painted :)

Brass done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 March 2021, 03:02:53 AM
Hair and skin highlights done :) :)

Touch ups done :)

Bases labeled :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2021, 05:44:27 AM
Current batch of French washed earlier today :)

While doing that I noticed a couple of missed touch ups and that I had somehow missed painting the feet of the communal spear #-o

Label edges painted :)

After the wash dried I've painted the missed touch u0ps and feet :) :)

Will decide tomorrow if I need to wash the feet :-\

Prepared next batch of French :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2021, 11:41:09 PM
The feet of the communal spear were too clean so I've washed them ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 March 2021, 04:10:16 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 05 March 2021, 07:37:05 AM
Excellent, Paul !

We await the piccies. ;)

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 05 March 2021, 08:26:14 AM
Yes, piccies please


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2021, 01:32:39 AM
Sorted the current batch of French ready for basing, hopefully tomorrow :!!

Then I'm back in the office during the day next week so it might be next weekend before I can get some piccies :-w

Undercoated the last batch of the French :)

Created flags for the Scots based on the research Pierre the Shy kindly did for me :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2021, 02:02:24 AM
Based the 'current' batch of French :)

Mail, helmets and armour base coated and dry brushed on the 'last' batch of French :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2021, 08:25:55 AM
Horses base coated & dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 07 March 2021, 08:31:23 AM

Then I'm back in the office during the day next week so it might be next weekend before I can get some piccies :-w

Cries of "Shame.....Resign," from the back benches.

Cheers - Phil  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 March 2021, 07:34:06 AM
Flock touched up on the 'current' batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 March 2021, 05:50:18 AM
I got the 'current' batch of the second French army varnished this morning :)

Communal militia

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034813722_6879791750_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLL6q)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034710736_773b9da261_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLetN)

Genoese crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034813562_8d25e62f3e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLL3E)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034813652_4e385acca2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLL5d)

French crossbowmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034710646_4bfb7f3356_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLesf)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033979323_817d2d967d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKGu4e)

Peasant levy, Brigans, Spanish crossbowmen   

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034710871_7ba662e8ff_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLew8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034710866_2c65f1d03d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLew3)

Jaquerie

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033979653_82e4d6e4c7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKGu9V)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033979608_8769f0f425_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKGu99)

Pavisiers - Le Crotoy, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Abbeville

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51034710916_de1d8c8406_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKLewU)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51033979423_f04e9c5940_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKGu5X)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 March 2021, 05:54:14 AM
Painted & Based
887
Foot
105
Mounted
5
Models
997
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 14 March 2021, 07:38:43 AM
Cracking work, once again, Paul ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil.  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 14 March 2021, 07:40:01 AM
Loving the shields and brilliant work on all of these.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Matt J on 14 March 2021, 09:37:59 AM
Great stuff Paul  8)

Good variation in painting. Makes it looks like far more poses than there are.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leman on 14 March 2021, 09:42:14 AM
Really like the pastel palettte used on those. I imagine most medieval textiles were poor at hanging on to their dye.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 14 March 2021, 12:29:42 PM
Great work Paul and love the handpainted designs on the pavises 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 16 March 2021, 04:50:38 PM
What everyone else said!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 March 2021, 07:30:23 AM
Thanks all :)

Progress has slowed a bit on the current batch of French due to work

Pierre the Shy hasn't helped by distracting me with the opportunity to add to an order he is looking to place as soon as he finds a fax machine ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 18 March 2021, 08:41:19 AM
Thanks all :)

Progress has slowed a bit on the current batch of French due to work

Pierre the Shy hasn't helped by distracting me with the opportunity to add to an order he is looking to place as soon as he finds a fax machine ;)


FAX MACHINE !!!!! stone age stuff  :d


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2021, 07:01:48 AM
The ordering process is not of our choosing but the supplier's


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 19 March 2021, 07:04:14 AM
 :o

That's mad...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 19 March 2021, 07:21:51 AM
Another one to add to the list.......

Paul is now Lord Lensman of Wellington. =D>

(How he paints and photographs all those figures, while having to work upside down (in the anti-podes :D), is damned impressive !)

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 19 March 2021, 08:45:21 AM
Another one to add to the list.......

Paul is now Lord Lensman of Wellington. =D>

(How he paints and photographs all those figures, while having to work upside down (in the anti-podes :D), is damned impressive !)

Cheers - Phil. :)

Hear hear!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2021, 01:14:15 AM
I've made some progress on the Scottish Knights in this batch of the French army, main clothing colours done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2021, 02:50:02 AM
Finished the base colours for the Scottish Knights in this batch of the French army :)

First clothing colour done on the rest of this batch :)

I've finished as bottle of Vallejo paint :o

Deck tan which I use for a lot of un-dyed linen and similar colours, also for a final dry brush on almost all figures

I'm not sure how long I've been using this particular bottle but it pre-dates me joining the forum so is probably about 10 years


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 March 2021, 03:04:27 AM
Second & third clothing colours done on the rest of this batch :)

Hats done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 March 2021, 04:40:23 AM
Crickey how many French and allies have you got left to do?  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 27 March 2021, 09:14:53 AM
Must be nearing that time again where the question over the next project looms?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 27 March 2021, 10:04:10 AM
It will come to you soon....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 March 2021, 07:37:16 PM
Crickey how many French and allies have you got left to do?  ;)

This is the last of the second French army, six camps, Scots and Free Company to go :!!

With my 'new' job progress has been a patchy

Must be nearing that time again where the question over the next project looms?

I've combined with Pierre the Shy on an order to Navwar, my part will round out my WW2 naval forces (US 5 BB, 1 CA; Australia 1 CA, 2 DD; Japan 2 CL)

This will be my next mini-project, after I paint up some more ECW figures for Pierre the Shy


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 27 March 2021, 10:20:21 PM
Very good, no time for slacking! ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 March 2021, 03:50:40 AM
More progress this afternoon :)

Wood, feathers, boots and half the belts & scabbards :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 March 2021, 07:10:57 AM
More progress this afternoon :)

Wood, feathers, boots and half the belts & scabbards :) :) :)

I will be impressive to see all these armies in action on the table in a BBDBA game.....




Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2021, 09:09:42 AM
Once I've finished this batch of French and done the six camps there will be enough troops for a BBDBA game :)

I might even take a break from medieval and paint some ECW Scots & Irish ;)

Second half of the belts & scabbards done :)

Brass done :)

Trying to get back into doing a bit each evening :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2021, 04:11:09 AM
Manes, tails & hooves done on the horses :)

Added a bit more colour to some of the Scottish knights :)

Painted the second side of the bases for this batch :)

Cut out the styrene bases for the six camps I'm doing for this project :)
Remembered that I need to sand them ~X(
I should have ordered MDF ones from Pendraken but it took me about 3 weeks to decide how big to make them and I really needed to have the tents to make the final call


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2021, 07:47:27 AM
Skin base coated & highlighted, hair done :) :)

Painting finished for this batch of French :) #:-S

Touch ups, wash, final dry brush and figure bases to do :!!

Prepared the figures and models for the camps :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2021, 11:48:11 PM
Touch ups done last night, wash done this morning on this batch of French :) :)

Figures and models for the camps undercoated :)

Bases for this batch of French labeled :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2021, 04:41:49 AM
Final dry brush done on the last of the French :)

Figure bases and label edges painted on the last of the French :)

Horses base coated & dry brushed for the camps :) :)

Camp models first main colour done, at least 2 coats required :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2021, 09:35:59 PM
Painting 'finished' on the camp models :)

I need to decide if I need to highlight them to break up the large areas of colour :-\

Next I need to paint the figures and sand the styrene bases :!!

And base the last batch of the French :!! :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 April 2021, 04:14:36 AM
I need to decide if I need to highlight them to break up the large areas of colour :-\
Large areas highlighted subtly :)
 
Next I need to paint the figures and sand the styrene bases :!!
Good progress on painting the figures :)
The forecast strong northwesterlies, gale at times have been mainly gales and I don't sand styrene inside :-w

And base the last batch of the French :!! :!!
This should get done after dinner :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 April 2021, 09:14:42 AM
Last batch of the French based  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 05 April 2021, 09:41:00 AM
Photos!  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 05 April 2021, 09:56:51 AM
Photos!  ;D

Thatb a new swear word Will ?  :d :d


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 April 2021, 06:39:17 AM
...
Next I need to paint the figures and sand the styrene bases :!!
...

The wind has dropped so I got these bases sanded as soon as I got home from work and before the sun set #:-S

I can tidy up the flocking on the French and do some more painting inside this evening :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 April 2021, 09:39:21 AM
Flocking on the French touched up :)

One side of the camp bases painted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 April 2021, 10:23:39 AM
Flocking on the French needed a bit more touching up, now done :)

other side of the camp bases painted :)

A small change to one colour on some of the models :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2021, 10:33:36 AM
Continuing my 'policy' of doing at least a little each evening:
  • Checked flocking of the French and now happy :)
  • Glued magnetic vinyl under camp bases :)

This despite getting home later than usual after attending the leaving drinks for a couple of former colleagues who have been made redundant
Interestingly about a third of those at the drinks were ex-employees of the company (including me) rather than current employees, most having been made redundant over the past 4-5 years :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 April 2021, 08:29:54 AM
Painted edges of French bases :)

Labeled camp bases :)

Painted hats & saddle blankets for camp figures :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 April 2021, 12:50:55 AM
Good progress on the details on the camp figures :)

The current French batch are now finished but awaiting varnish :-w
The weather this weekend is not looking promising ~X( and with autumn setting in it may be a while till I get varnishing and/or photography weather :-w

I did note that I've passed a small milestone on this project

Painted & Based
926
Foot
112
Mounted
6
Models
1,044
Total

Only 324 left to do :!!



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 April 2021, 07:02:54 AM
Finished painting and touch ups on the camp figures :) :)

Wash tomorrow & then dry brushing and figure bases :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 10 April 2021, 09:33:26 AM
Good tally


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 April 2021, 08:18:22 AM
Wash tomorrow & then dry brushing and figure bases :!!
Done, done & done :) :) :)

Also it fined up a bit this afternoon so I got the last batch of French varnished :)
Clouded up again before the varnish was dry enough for piccies :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 April 2021, 08:38:28 AM
I was planning to take a bit of a break before tackling the last two armies of this project, unfortunately Pierre the Shy needed to order some more musketeers for the units I was going to paint during my break

Pendraken have shipped them out within a couple of days during the move to new premises :o :o :o
But they will take a few weeks to get here :-w

Fortunately I had managed to tag onto another order of Pierre the Shy's so I have something else to work on  #:-S
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20766.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20766.0.html)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 11 April 2021, 08:40:43 AM
Photos!  ;D

A  video would be better so we can playback at 1/4 speed and actually follow it.  Seriously impressive productivity.  


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 11 April 2021, 11:35:10 AM
Photos!  ;D

Hear, hear....That's three whole pages since that last ones.  ;)

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 April 2021, 09:36:31 AM
Looking at the weather forecast and my work schedule it will probably be Sunday before I get to take any piccies :( :-w

Hopefully by then I will have based up the camps :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 April 2021, 09:00:44 AM
Based camps :)

Finishing touches to do once they have dried :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 April 2021, 09:27:14 AM
Flock touched up on camps :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 April 2021, 08:25:06 PM
Base edges painted on camps :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 15 April 2021, 06:58:35 AM
 :-w :-w :-w :!!

Cheers - Phil. ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2021, 07:44:41 AM
Camps put in storage boxes.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2021, 07:45:05 AM
Storage boxes with camps put into cupboard.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2021, 07:45:43 AM
Information about camps posted on the Painting Diaries board.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 April 2021, 11:01:38 AM
Camps awaiting varnish :-w

Sunday is looking promising weather-wise :-w

Unfortunately as autumn has arrived it is now dark when I get home from work so no piccies until the weekend :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 15 April 2021, 11:03:33 AM
We can cope with that. ;)

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 15 April 2021, 11:07:29 AM
We can cope with that. ;)

You quite sure about that Phil ?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 April 2021, 11:17:45 AM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 April 2021, 10:20:11 AM
A few touch ups on some of the models where the wash had toned down what should have been highlights :-B

Sunday's forecast still looking good for varnishing & piccies :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 April 2021, 11:54:08 PM
Camps varnished :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2021, 05:12:48 AM
The weather did indeed cooperate :)

The final batch of the second French army have now been photographed :)

2x Archers, Voulgiers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122399676_dd971cf306_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTvEm5)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122302328_171ccfdb01_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTvapE)

Bombard, 'Gross varlets', Breton javelin men

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122302208_242833137a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTvanA)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123194255_6e3cb3f51d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTzJxH)

Scottish contingent - Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas and his men-at-arms  (mounted and dismounted), Scots archers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123194240_124836fbd9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTzJxs)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122142304_48e8742f84_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTukQC)

There is still a little fogging of some of the labels but this is less noticeable at wargaming distance


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2021, 05:19:43 AM
I got the camps varnished this morning, in time for them to dry for piccies this afternoon :)

French camps

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123194235_e92975cb5f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTzJxn)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123194225_7c2f837e3a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTzJxc)
I didn't bother photographing the backs of the tents

English camps

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51121826267_dbc6d6b57d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTsHTH)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123194205_0bb7eca977_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTzJwR)

Two other camps

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51121826382_cd58c5134e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTsHVG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122399391_fcb5f406ab_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTvEga)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2021, 05:23:23 AM
Painted & Based
942
Foot
116
Mounted
18
Models
1,076
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 18 April 2021, 06:53:59 AM
Painted & Based
942
Foot
116
Mounted
18
Models
1,076
Total

                And DBA is a small game


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 18 April 2021, 07:05:12 AM
Great work, as always, Paul. :-bd

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2021, 08:05:55 AM
Painted & Based
942
Foot
116
Mounted
18
Models
1,076
Total
               And DBA is a small game

I am doing Big Battle DBA with 3 armies a side and 8 armies in total. I'm also doing 2-3 versions of most of the armies :) :-[

The French armies, for example, each have 36 elements to select from to make up a 12 element army


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 18 April 2021, 09:12:15 AM
Amazing work. So good to see your photos, always magnificent


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 18 April 2021, 12:45:17 PM
I love the "worn paths" round and into the tents.   :-bd


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Leman on 18 April 2021, 06:11:59 PM
Those armies are pretty impressive.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 April 2021, 02:04:18 AM
I've run into a bit of a brick wall with research for my Free Company army so I'm hoping the forum can assist

The army consists of:
  • 1x General - Mounted or dismounted men at arms
  • 3x French or English - Mounted or dismounted men at arms
  • 2x German or Spanish - Mounted men at arms
  • 3x English archers
  • 2x French brigans
  • 2x Mounted English archers
  • 1x crossbowmen
  • 1x Hungarian horse archers
  • 1x Breton javelinmen

I'm hoping to base the army on the Tard-Venus companies at the battle of Brignais, 6 April 1362.

I can find the names of the commanders of a number of the companies and the banner of John Hawkwood of the White company.

I'm struggling to find the banners of any of the other commanders.

If anyone can point me in the direction of some appropriate banners and liveries it would be much appreciated.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 24 April 2021, 08:45:14 AM
I couldn't find anything (other than Hawkwood whose Italian career is well covered in issue 8. 1) in vols 4-10 of "Medieval Warfare".
 
I could be very wrong but I think you have chosen an army which wont have liveries since that would imply they were in service to a lord which they were the exact opposite of.   They are mercenaries and demobbed soldiers eking out an existence so unlikely to be members of great families. (who could go home).  So shield heraldry could be personal choice as well although I can see it would be nice to replicate what the originals chose. (if known)

Have you tried contacting the lance and longbow society ?   www.lanceandlongbow.com   If banners are known they probably sell a flagsheet for it!!




Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 24 April 2021, 12:29:04 PM
Wargames Illustrated 330 p14 had this which might give you a lead if you can find a way to contact the gent concerned.   

(https://i.imgur.com/hTnl9uc.jpg)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 May 2021, 09:39:20 AM
Prepared and washed the the first batch of the Scots :) :)

While continuing to ponder the Free Companies :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 02 May 2021, 12:20:57 PM
I've found a french group who went for a striking red and yellow design 

  https://reconstitution-historique.com/annuaire/reconstitution/les-tard-venus 

and a book 

https://www.forties-factory.com/librairie/4919-brignais-6-avril-1362-les-tard-venus-aux-portes-de-lyon-9782912994707.html 




Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 May 2021, 08:48:22 AM
Thanks DecemDave the red and yellow colours are probably linked to Seguin de Badefol but I would expect the design to be quartered rather than a chevron :-\

First batch of Scots on my painting rods :)

Hopefully they will be undercoated tomorrow after work :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2021, 10:22:39 AM
First batch of Scots under coated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 May 2021, 11:35:24 AM
A busy week at work has halted progress on these :(

Will limit progress over the weekend :( :(

And may impact progress next week :( :( :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: cudders on 07 May 2021, 10:58:08 PM
Just caught up.

Fantastic work mate.  =D> =D> =D>

Cudders


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2021, 05:18:48 AM
Managed to get all the mail, armour and weapons base coated and dry brushed :) :) :)

Now onto the more time consuming bits :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2021, 03:16:10 AM
After a busy week I got the horse base coated  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2021, 08:21:17 PM
Some limited progress on the heraldry during another busy week at work   :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2021, 01:57:31 AM
On Saturday Pierre the Shy & I visited a friend in Palmerston North, about 140km north, and played a couple of BBDBA games using the forces from this project I have already painted :) :) :)

A couple of AARs or perhaps an overall summary will be forth coming :!!

I'm back on nights for the the rest of this week so will hopefully get to make some progress on the Scots before going to work :!!

Some progress already made on the heraldry :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2021, 04:25:26 AM
Some more progress made on the heraldry  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 25 May 2021, 07:52:38 AM
Will keep an eye out for the batreps!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 25 May 2021, 09:03:28 AM
Did you ever find a good source for Tard-Venus banners etc? 


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 May 2021, 04:39:12 AM
Did you ever find a good source for Tard-Venus banners etc? 

The search continues...


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 May 2021, 04:40:49 AM
Finished the heraldry   @-) #:-S :)

Started on the main colours for the other 'nobility' :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2021, 03:30:45 AM
Finished the main colours for the other 'nobility'  :)

Painted the first side of the bases for the Scots :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2021, 05:14:11 AM
Started on the first of the main colours for the other troops in this batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2021, 02:37:23 AM
Finished the first of the main colours for the other troops in this batch :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 01 June 2021, 06:47:08 AM
Odd from me - photos please


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2021, 08:39:53 AM
Work slowing progress, including the AAR of the first outing of the these guys :(

Did a 13 hour night shift last night :o @-)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 02 June 2021, 09:10:01 AM
Dey bes fun bain dey.....did many 12.5 hrs shifts.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 02 June 2021, 11:54:51 AM
Went for a walk today.  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 02 June 2021, 11:56:04 AM
Put right leg in front of left leg. :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 02 June 2021, 11:58:03 AM
Then put left leg in front of right  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 02 June 2021, 11:59:37 AM
Repeated until I got home  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 02 June 2021, 12:04:40 PM
A new skill John ?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 02 June 2021, 12:28:54 PM
Not really.  Although I certainly reached my peak some years ago, I can still manage it.  Running is something else altogether though :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 June 2021, 04:08:32 PM
Went for a walk today.  :)

 ;D  ..... After wading through Will's photographs* I started yearning for a post with some fascinating and meaningful comment and I got this (had to laugh ..... not in disparaging way, btw)   ;D

[btw, know what you mean about the running ....]

* liked them on Faceache, Will.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2021, 02:01:23 AM
Dey bes fun bain dey.....did many 12.5 hrs shifts.
They're not too bad if your expecting them, the planned shift was about 7 hours not 13


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Heedless Horseman on 03 June 2021, 05:43:46 AM
Several years ago, I 'started' on some Barded Horses. (Actually Kallistra, but about 12mm. They DON'T mix.).
I was pleasantly surprised on how the rather daunting 'Chequers' turned out... and much less swearing and touch up than anticipated. Flat tipped brush and decent thickness of paint. Sadly, ANOTHER project buried somewhere in the piles of 'history'.

Work hours!  A LONG time ago, I managed to notch up 99 hrs O/T in a month! And I was STILL skint a month later! lol. Now, not 'working' but knackered.  ;D :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 June 2021, 08:24:12 AM
No painting done today :-[

Did have a good catch up with a number of gamers :)

And labeled the pictures for my AAR for the two games we played with the completed forces from this project :)

Will hopefully get the report written tomorrow :!! :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 June 2021, 11:22:07 PM
I got the AAR written :)  http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20891.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20891.0.html)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 07 June 2021, 12:55:54 AM
Great looking games and an excellent pair of AARs!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2021, 03:11:55 AM
Finished the second and third main colours for the other troops in this batch :) :)

Finished the remaining plumes :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2021, 08:29:12 AM
Pike and lance shafts and axe handles done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2021, 03:02:41 AM
Scabbards, belts, shoes, horse tack done :) :)

Some details done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 June 2021, 10:18:21 AM
Glued up the Scots labels, at least some progress  ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 14 June 2021, 12:42:20 PM
Progress! All progress is progress :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 June 2021, 04:39:03 AM
Cut out magnetic vinyl & labels and glued to bases :)

Bought more magnetic vinyl as I had run out, got enough for at least another 5 projects as they only sell it by the meter :-\

Finished painting this batch #:-S :) :)

Just touch ups, wash, figure bases and basing to go :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 June 2021, 09:48:27 AM
Touch ups done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2021, 09:25:57 AM
Wash done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 June 2021, 09:42:35 AM
Figure bases done :)

I better start preparing the next batch :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 24 June 2021, 07:38:33 PM
Lay on, MacPaulR, lay on!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 June 2021, 03:51:50 AM
Figures sorted ready for basing :)

Next batch prepared, washed and about to go on painting rods :) :) :)

Weather not looking promising for undercoating till later next week :( :-w

I still need to do more research for the Free Company :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 25 June 2021, 09:31:46 AM
I think the HYW Free Companies is an interesting research area - as we tend to see the bands as very homogenous but they probably had quite different characteristic based on their national composition.
I'm not sure if you saw the Longbow armour 'test' on YouTube that I posted recently - but it clearly showed the value of wearing the jupon over the harness.

I also think you might want to consider a Jacquerie army maybe.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 June 2021, 09:53:12 AM
Some of the Medieval French armies have the option of up to three elements of Jacquerie, so I already have 6 elements of them

The DBA Free Company list includes
  • Mounted or dismounted French or English men-at-arms
  • Mounted German or Spanish men-at-arms
  • English archers
  • French brigans
  • Crossbowmen
  • Hungarian horse archers
  • Breton javelinmen
So a diverse bunch :)

I have the figures I just need to identify coats of arms for 6 appropriate leaders for the men at arms :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 June 2021, 07:09:53 AM
Next batch on the painting rods waiting for the weather to improve enough to allow undercoating :-w

Current batch based :)

Reviewed current research on the Free Company and have identified 4 of 6 leaders for the men at arms and their banners :) #:-S
  • Seguin de Badefo
  • Bascot de Mauléon
  • Captal de Buch: Jean de Grailly
  • Louis II de Mâle: Count of Flanders

Now I need to find 2 appropriate leaders for the German or Spanish men-at-arms that I can find banners for  :-B


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 26 June 2021, 10:35:21 AM
But what about Count Dagomire of Anjou.
As featured in 'A Knight's Tale'


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 June 2021, 12:01:45 PM
Ash? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash:_A_Secret_History)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 26 June 2021, 08:22:07 PM
Blimey I'd almost forgotten that series....I read it years ago since it featured Charles the Bold but never really got into the books, the plot seemed a bit too convoluted to hold my interest.

Paul did borrow my copies of Heath's "Armies of the Middle Ages" which I think he found useful in tracking down some of the heraldry that he has used.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 June 2021, 09:06:47 PM
But what about Count Dagomire of Anjou.
As featured in 'A Knight's Tale'

Ash? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash:_A_Secret_History)

Now I need to find 2 appropriate leaders for the German or Spanish men-at-arms that I can find banners for  :-B

Perhaps I should have said historically appropriate :-<


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2021, 03:00:40 AM
Still hunting for two German and/or Spanish men-at-arms that I can find banners for :-B

Touched up flock on current batch :)

Grabbed a slight improvement in the weather to undercoat the next batch of Scots :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 28 June 2021, 07:47:56 AM
Ahem..... :!!

The daylight hours are improving for you now.

Cheers - Phil. ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2021, 08:55:35 AM
Found an appropriate Spaniard, Rodrigo de Villandrando and his banner :)

Found several possible Germans but unable to locate their banners ~X(
  • Duke Werner von Urslingen
  • Albrecht
  • Hanequin Francoys
  • Albrest Ourri
  • Albert Sterz
  • Conrad Of Landau
  • Hannekin Baumgarten  (Anichino di Bongardo)

Painted first side of the remaining Scottish bases :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 June 2021, 09:07:17 AM
But the weather sure isn't going to play ball for any photos tomorrow sorry Techno:

6+ metre waves coming ashore on the South Coast, Southerlies gusting 90-100kph with snow down to low levels and road closures expected....a top of about 6 degrees C before windchill  :o

Not going to be good for much tomorrow, still you can't beat Wellington on a good day!!!  ;)    


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 28 June 2021, 03:45:24 PM
Not going to be good for much tomorrow, still you can't beat Wellington on a good day!!!  ;)    

Well he did win MOSt of his battles


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: OldenBUA on 28 June 2021, 05:08:48 PM
At least two of those are from noble families, so these may work.

Werner von Urslingen: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urslingen

Conrad von Landau: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%BCningen-Landau

Others are more difficult to track down with just a name.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 June 2021, 02:10:53 AM
Many thanks OldenBUA, Werner von Urslingen it is then :)

Base coated mail, helmets & weapons of new batch :)

Base coated one horse of this batch :)

Dry brushed mail :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Big Insect on 29 June 2021, 09:44:18 AM
At least two of those are from noble families, so these may work.

Werner von Urslingen: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urslingen

Conrad von Landau: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%BCningen-Landau

Others are more difficult to track down with just a name.

German heraldry is a lot like Polish (in fact the Poles appear to have copied the 'German' principle) in that the junior members of the family carried the full family arms - without any cadence marks.
Also, at this period quartering (through marriage or inheritance) was rare in Germany - so you'd be safe to use the full Urslingen or Landau heraldry. But worth checking if your Free Company captain was legitimate or not, as bastardy marks were used (although I suspect that with a Free Company captain they'd probably not want to show that).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 29 June 2021, 07:55:34 PM
But worth checking if your Free Company captain was legitimate or not, as bastardy marks were used (although I suspect that with a Free Company captain they'd probably not want to show that).
I'd suspect the opposite!  The men were unemployed mercenaries, the dispossessed, younger sons or just types that enjoyed terrorising the civvies. I think they would be more likely to respect a fellow professional soldier/hard-case forced to follow a non noble career than a legit "chinless wonder".  And being a bastard was not a barrier in the official armies.  The  English had John Beaufort and later the French bastard of Alencon fought and died with his half brother the Duke at Verneuil. I'm currently "researching" Verneuil armies.  Interestingly, the English seem to be slightly and the French quite different than the DBA 3 lists [e.g. Scots could have been as many as 6,000 of 16,000 not 2 of 12]. So I'll have to do some extra elements if I ever need to go Barkercompliant although its arguable that the missing types were there but not important enough to mention in chronicles/pay rolls.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 June 2021, 01:32:48 AM
Thanks Big Insect & DecemDave

Dry brushed helmets & weapons

Started main tunic colours :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 July 2021, 05:14:38 AM
Finished main tunic colours & trousers as well :) :)

I'm in the office during the day for work tomorrow after a couple of night shifts :(
Then I'll be a playing Spearhead at one of our local conventions, Call to Arms :)
Then on holiday for a week visiting friends and catching up with my son :)

All this will slow down progress on the Scots :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 01 July 2021, 06:38:04 AM
Have fun at the wargames show and try to take some pics if you can.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 01 July 2021, 09:00:45 PM
Correction to my previous post.  The Alencons were captured not killed at Verneuil.

PaulR - while researching the earlier period, did you come across any sources that might cover  later HYW Spanish ?  I'm currently looking at some of the primary chronicles and their presence is acknowledged but no details at all except important ones that got killed!  [Guillaume II, viscount of Narbonne and ex-"King" of Arborea]


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 July 2021, 10:28:46 AM
...
PaulR - while researching the earlier period, did you come across any sources that might cover  later HYW Spanish ?  I'm currently looking at some of the primary chronicles and their presence is acknowledged but no details at all except important ones that got killed!  [Guillaume II, viscount of Narbonne and ex-"King" of Arborea]

Short answer: no

Longer answer: I haven't done that much research but did consider IV/68d Castilian Army, IV/68a Portuguese & IV/68c Aragonese instead of the Free Companies and found very little on them during my limited research


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 July 2021, 02:40:21 AM
I've returned for my week long holiday despite an interesting encounter in Christchurch

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51309318642_fdeb292599_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb2EQS)

Adjusting to being on nights has slowed my painting :(

Have fun at the wargames show and try to take some pics if you can.

Call to Arms is held in a school hall, a panorama of the whole event

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310060031_0b2e3ee5e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb6ter)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310257393_e87e8b7155_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb7tUe)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310257473_43d9bf2e38_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb7tVB)

There was one trader this year who also ran a demonstration game

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310781369_8f3556cb0a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mbaaEi)

The bring and buy was about as busy as usual

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310256938_9bcc44e507_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb7tLo)

This 'old school' demonstration game particularly caught my eye

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51311059625_2abd9ab80c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mbbAnP)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51310059886_bcae4a79ce_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mb6tbW)

And you can just see our 6mm Spearhead game in the top right corner, a very enjoyable game and interesting scenario :)
Thanks for organising it Pierre the Shy


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 14 July 2021, 06:21:49 AM
Looks like fun....


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 14 July 2021, 06:47:51 AM
Thanks for the photos and my son would have loved to have seen those Daleks in the flesh so to speak. Great to see the show was able to go ahead, which gives all some hope going forward. I hope you all enjoyed the show.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 14 July 2021, 07:01:25 AM
Show!
People!
Wow!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 14 July 2021, 07:24:15 AM
Excellent !

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 14 July 2021, 08:30:35 AM
Shows!  I remember those.   :D

Seriously having to tell myself not to even think about starting 40mm skirmish games.   


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 14 July 2021, 07:06:05 PM
Shows!  I remember those.   :D

Something from the BeforeTime.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 14 July 2021, 07:12:28 PM
Good to see a real-life show taking place again, but that bring 'n' buy looks seriously empty. The last time I saw one there was a 5-deep scrum at the tables.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 14 July 2021, 07:49:35 PM
Good to see a real-life show taking place again, but that bring 'n' buy looks seriously empty. The last time I saw one there was a 5-deep scrum at the tables.


That is what I thought too! Couldn’t tell if the caption was serious or sarcastic!

Great to see gamers out getting in games. The NZ hobby scene seems to be a bit younger than the UK one. Also interesting to see that the show seems to have far more games than traders, at most UK ones traders predominate, rather than games.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 July 2021, 05:37:09 AM

Great to see gamers out getting in games. The NZ hobby scene seems to be a bit younger than the UK one. Also interesting to see that the show seems to have far more games than traders, at most UK ones traders predominate, rather than games.

Conventions in NZ have always tended to be more games/competition orientated in NZ as we simply don't have the same number of wargaming related traders/manufacturers here in NZ that are based in the UK. We're lucky to get two trade stands at Call to Arms. One local trader was supposed to be coming to CTA but ran into stock supply issues so decided not to attend this year at the last moment. The whole supply chain here has long lead times due to COVID and shipping availablility issues......Mrs Shy is very happy as we finally got the kitchen cupboard that we ordered over 6 months ago  :o   


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 July 2021, 09:00:29 PM
Good to see a real-life show taking place again, but that bring 'n' buy looks seriously empty. The last time I saw one there was a 5-deep scrum at the tables.

That is what I thought too! Couldn’t tell if the caption was serious or sarcastic!

Great to see gamers out getting in games. The NZ hobby scene seems to be a bit younger than the UK one. Also interesting to see that the show seems to have far more games than traders, at most UK ones traders predominate, rather than games.

The caption was serious, our bring and buys seem to be a lot less frenetic than in the UK.

As Pierre the Shy mentioned our events tend to be more games/competition oriented so most of the punters for the Bring and Buy are there all weekend so no great rush


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 July 2021, 04:24:57 AM
I managed to get a chance to do some more painting :)

Third and fourth colours added to clothing that needed them :)

The few hats done :)

Wood done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 August 2021, 05:03:38 AM
Various stars aligned and I've managed to get a reasonable chunk of painting time today <:-P

I've finished painting the current batch of Scots :)

Touch ups tonight and hopefully they will be washed after work tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 August 2021, 08:39:25 AM
Labels and magnetic vinyl glued to the bases :)

Touch ups done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 01 August 2021, 09:28:41 AM
Nice, soon to hit table?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 01 August 2021, 12:10:32 PM
Nice, soon to hit table?

I think so, just waiting for me to print off some banners for Paul and get them to him I believe?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 01 August 2021, 01:31:20 PM
Soon to suffer the curse of the newly painted legions then, and all get clobbered :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 August 2021, 10:33:55 AM
Washed tonight :)

Noticed I'd missed four spear points that were next to hair, I'd meant to do them after the hair ~X(
Will have to do them once wash is dry :-w

Label edges done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 02 August 2021, 11:06:28 AM
Maybe they’re hair curlers or tongs, not spears :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 02 August 2021, 11:38:35 AM
Maybe they’re hair curlers or tongs, not spears :D

Medieval Scots getting hairdo's - unlikley  :D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 02 August 2021, 12:30:10 PM
Why do I suspect there’s likely a huge set of sumptuary laws dictating hair cut by social class…


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 02 August 2021, 12:58:30 PM
Why do I suspect there’s likely a huge set of sumptuary laws dictating hair cut by social class…

Yes it's called money !


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 August 2021, 07:47:01 AM
Spear points done :)

Figure bases done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 August 2021, 05:39:05 AM
Sorted figures ready for basing :)

Started preparing the first batch of figures of the Free Company :) :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 August 2021, 09:03:31 AM
Finished preparing the first batch of figures of the Free Company  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 06 August 2021, 04:27:19 PM
Photos!  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 August 2021, 01:46:32 AM
Undercoated the first batch of figures of the Free Company :)

Flocked one of my temperate hills, this will hopefully reduce figures slipping.

Will see how it turns out once dry :-SS

What do people use to seal flock on hills :-\


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 August 2021, 04:00:12 AM
Based last batch of the Scots :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 07 August 2021, 06:32:33 AM
Undercoated the first batch of figures of the Free Company :)

Flocked one of my temperate hills, this will hopefully reduce figures slipping.

Will see how it turns out once dry :-SS

What do people use to seal flock on hills :-

Spray varnish is the expensive way, or hairspray - cheap and un-perfumed


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fsn on 07 August 2021, 07:25:29 AM
A dilution of PVA through a spray bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7az52yDyNNEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAEC8ioFyWk


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 August 2021, 09:26:36 PM
Touched up the flock on the last batch of the Scots :)

Flock looks pretty good on the first of my temperate hills #:-S :)
Touched up the flock :)

Thanks, interesting videos

Need to find a spray bottle and water down some PVA, need the hills done for a game this weekend :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 August 2021, 11:05:05 AM
Flocked second hill :)

Base coated horses of first batch of Free Company :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2021, 03:02:53 AM
Touched up:
  • flock on second hill :)
  • base coat on horses of first batch of Free Company :)
  • base edges on the last batch of Scots :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 August 2021, 02:49:51 AM
Flocked last 2 small hills :)

Dry brushed horses of first batch of Free Company :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 August 2021, 03:18:03 AM
Touched up flock on the 2 small hills :)

Base coated and dry brushed the mail of the first batch of the Free Company :) :)

Pierre the Shy kindly dropped off the banners for my Scots =D>

Banners added to the Scots :)
Banner edges and varnishing to do once dry :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 August 2021, 06:27:33 AM
Banner edges done on the Scots :)

Varnishing tomorrow if the day warms up enough before the wind picks up :-SS


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 August 2021, 11:53:59 PM
Another bit of flock touch up was needed on one of the small hills
Will hopefully get them sealed this afternoon if the weather allows :-w :-SS

Base coated and dry brushed the helmets, metal weapons and armour of the first batch of the Free Company  :) :)

First half of the Scots varnished :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 August 2021, 12:27:45 AM
The weather has turned to un-forecast misty drizzle  :o~X(

Hopefully I manged to shelter the figures from the drizzle quickly enough and the varnish had dried enough that no harm was done :-SS

Unless it improves there won't be any more varnishing or sealing today :(


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 August 2021, 05:15:55 AM
Weather improved slightly so got the hills are sealed :)
That should give them plenty of time to dry for Saturday

It looks as though the rest of the Scots will have to wait until Saturday or even Sunday for their varnish :-w

First heraldry colour, Or, done on the Free Company :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 12 August 2021, 09:38:45 PM
Terrifying when the weather changes just as you finish spraying - severe argh moment!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 12 August 2021, 09:49:37 PM
Was gloss varnishing the underside of the spaceship this afternoon had only just finished when it started to spit with rain. Quick hustle to get the thing inside and all the top lights open to ventilate the place and disperse the fumes.

Good luck with varnishing over the week-end Paul


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 August 2021, 05:27:00 AM
Varnishing survived the misty drizzle #:-S :)
As usual had to brush varnish the labels and banners, done :)

Cloudy with a bit of wind today with sunny breaks so grabbed the opportunity to spray varnish the remaining Scots :)
Brush varnished the labels later in the day :)

Hills have dried up really well :) :)
Thanks Nobby for the video, the key bit of advice was a drop of fairy liquid (washing up liquid) as a flow aid, work much better than my last attempt a number of years ago

Finished the heraldry for the Free Company :-B @-) :)

Started the main clothes colours for the other men-at-arms :) :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 August 2021, 06:33:54 AM
Finished the main clothes colours for the other men-at-arms :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 13 August 2021, 08:06:46 AM
Any photos?  ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 August 2021, 03:31:14 AM
Cloudy with showers forecast so not much chance of photos today :(
Forecast is fine for tomorrow :-w

Started the second clothes colours for the other men-at-arms :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 August 2021, 06:43:21 AM
Finished the second clothes colours for the other men-at-arms :)

Started the third clothes colours for the other men-at-arms :)

Started the plumes, lance pennants & decorated tack :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 August 2021, 08:12:21 AM
Today dawned fine and I had many domestic duties to do :!!

My wife decided we should go out for lunch :)

We had to pop home and get changed before heading out to do some more jobs :!!

I managed to grab 20 minutes while we were home, conveniently when the sun was at an appropriate angle to provide lighting for some photographs #:-S


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 August 2021, 08:39:59 AM
Firstly many thanks to Pierre the Shy who assisted with the research of the particularly appropriate personalities and the banners for this army :-bd

IV/16 Scots Common

1x Norman-Scots nobles (Knight/Pike), 1x General (Knight/Pike)
Domhnall (Donald) MacDonald of Islay, Lord of the Isles and Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar. They commanded the opposing sides at the Battle of Harlaw, 1411

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379841709_45e3a340cc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhg7TP)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51380111275_f94a412072_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhhv2v)

5x yeomen (Pike)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379334098_1ecb575a1c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhdvZU)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379333948_8222af3a7b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhdvXj)

1x feudal archers (Mounted Bow or Bow) , 1x French (Knight) Sieur Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, Marshal of France
Sieur Gilbert's motto is perfect for a wargamer, "Cur non?" (Why not?) and he was a fore-father of Marquis de Lafayette who commands some of my AWI Americans.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379334078_6353326b89_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhdvZy)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379099741_58c7f7e1ae_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhcjkg)

1x hobilars (Cavalry) , 1x Islesmen (Blade) , 1x yeomen (Pike)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51378336622_80fdefa741_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mh8pu3)[

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379841544_5163bf9a55_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhg7QY)

2x Galwegians (Warband), 2x yeomen (Pike)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379841534_ff387d7c78_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhg7QN)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379099646_3261f7fe11_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhcjiC)

1x Highland archer (Bow), 1x “small folk” (Horde) , 1x Highland rabble (Horde)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379333968_bb308eac87_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhdvXE)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51379333903_5635137e6c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mhdvWx)

I've noticed I missed the edges of the blue quadrants of a couple of the flags :-[ :-[ :-[

Also one of the black banners needs another coat of brush varnish on one side as do a few labels :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 August 2021, 08:46:04 AM
Painted & Based
1,076
Foot
132
Mounted
18
Models
1,226
Total

And that takes me over a couple of milestones:
  • 8,007 10mm painted and based
  • 20,122 total painted and based

The other counts are:
  • 11,110 6mm
  • 655 ships
  • 350 15mm


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 15 August 2021, 09:20:34 AM
Impressive paining and research.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 15 August 2021, 10:13:21 AM
Photos at last!
Amazing and I love the details.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 15 August 2021, 10:59:18 AM
Another good looking army!

And some impressive total figure counts painted.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 15 August 2021, 11:08:16 AM
Cracking work, Paul !!  :-bd

It's always worth the wait !

Cheers - Phil.  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 15 August 2021, 01:52:22 PM
Those look superb Paul 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 15 August 2021, 03:37:24 PM
Super stuff, as always!

I am amazed/ horrified at your output rate. Mine is glacial by comparison.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 16 August 2021, 09:12:53 AM
Absolutely stunning.  The housing detail on the general is unbelievable.  I couldn't do that on a 28!  
And nice to see (at least some of the) Scots turned out  properly armed .


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: d_Guy on 16 August 2021, 02:26:41 PM
Lovely work Paul.  =D>
Outstanding work on the flags. My complements to you and Peter. As Harlaw fits into my very narrow interests nice to see its mention (along with the Graham flags as well).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: toxicpixie on 16 August 2021, 07:21:44 PM
Lovely stuff. Due to a fail-juggle I got a new phone today and those images are now easily the quality of my actual monitors, so I don’t say that lightly!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Norm on 16 August 2021, 09:01:22 PM
Lovely job and the basing gives a perfect compliment to the figures.


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 August 2021, 03:42:11 AM
Some of my newly flocked hills debuted in a BBDBA game last Saturday, http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20405.msg331752.html#msg331752 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,20405.msg331752.html#msg331752)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 August 2021, 03:23:00 AM
Blue quadrants of a couple of the flags edged and brush varnish re-applied which has sorted the black banner and the few labels on the Scots  :) :)

Finished the various clothes colours and plumes, lance pennants & decorated tack for the Free Company men at arms :) :) #:-S



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 August 2021, 01:50:11 AM
Finished the various clothes colours & decorated tack for the Free Company mounted bow, who are mostly dismounted :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 August 2021, 07:41:25 AM
Good progress on the current batch of the Free Company:
  • Painted the bases :)
  • Glued and cutout labels :)
  • Finished painting the figures :)

Touch ups and possibly wash tomorrow :!!



Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 August 2021, 05:10:12 AM
Touch ups done :)

Wash will have to wait until tomorrow so the paint is completely dry  :-w

Cut out magnetic vinyl for bases :)

Will hopefully get the bases glued up before I start work tonight :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 August 2021, 06:11:30 AM
...
Will hopefully get the bases glued up before I start work tonight :!!

Done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 August 2021, 01:27:28 AM
Washed current batch of Free Company :)

Prepared next batch :) They're now impatiently waiting for room on the painting rods :-w

Painted label edges :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 August 2021, 03:45:31 AM
Figure bases of the current batch of the Free Company painted this morning :)

Sorted ready for basing this afternoon :)

Next batch of the Free Company on the painting rods and undercoated :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 August 2021, 08:50:53 PM
Current batch of the Free Company based last night :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 August 2021, 08:54:44 AM
Mail, helmets and most metal weapon parts base coated on the next batch of the Free Company :) :)

Flock touched up on the current batch of the Free Company :)

Mail, helmets and most metal weapon parts dry brushed on the next batch of the Free Company :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: John Cook on 24 August 2021, 09:54:17 AM
You forgot to tell us what you had for breakfast ;)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 24 August 2021, 11:31:25 AM
You forgot to tell us what you had for breakfast ;)

2 glasses of water and 10 pills


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 August 2021, 09:26:38 PM
First clothing colour done on the next batch of the Free Company :)

You forgot to tell us what you had for breakfast ;)
I find I make good progress by doing some painting most days, telling the forum about it encourages me to do some painting each day
So thank you all for assisting my painting progress

It also provides padding between the requests for photos ;D


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 25 August 2021, 12:57:40 AM
It also provides padding between the requests for photos ;D


Photos! We want photos!! :P


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2021, 10:14:49 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

It may be a while until Pierre the Shy can deliver my next batch of banners, not really a valid reason for breaking lock down :-w

First and second clothes colours done on the next batch of the Free Company :) :) :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 25 August 2021, 10:23:21 AM
WORK FASTER !!!!!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 August 2021, 09:11:13 PM
I'm getting to the details stage so I shall work slower :P

Third clothes colour done on the next batch of the Free Company :)

Wood done :)

Shoes, boots and half the belts and scabbards done :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 August 2021, 09:38:30 AM
Finished painting the next batch of the Free Company :)

Finished touch ups on the next batch of the Free Company :)

I need to crack on and paint the bases :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 August 2021, 12:45:30 AM
Washed the next batch of the Free Company :)

Bases for the next batch of the Free Company painted :)

Next batch of figures prepared :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 August 2021, 07:44:23 AM
Figure bases painted on the next batch of the Free Company :)

The next batch of figures has been undercoated :)
You can find out more about them here, http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19425.msg332142.html#msg332142 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19425.msg332142.html#msg332142)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 August 2021, 04:51:02 AM
Labels glued to bases and edges painted :)

Figures sorted ready for basing :)
Hopefully this evening :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 August 2021, 09:52:27 AM
Figures based :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 August 2021, 08:15:21 AM
Flock touched up :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 September 2021, 04:54:25 AM
Base edges done :)

These figures are now waiting for their banners which will require a reduction in lock down restrictions before they can be delivered by the ever helpful Pierre the Shy :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2021, 10:46:31 AM
Pierre the Shy delivered the banners while socially distancing :)

They should be cut out and glued on tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2021, 09:29:19 PM
Banners cut out and glued on  :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 September 2021, 07:05:05 AM
Banner edges painted :)

Varnishing next :!!
Shame about the gales and rain forecast for the next week or so :-w :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2021, 03:23:22 AM
Today, despite the forecast yesterday, is calm and sunny :)

Free Company varnished :)

Brush on varnish applied to banners and labels :)

I've hit a problem I've not had before :o
The magnetic vinyl that I glue under the bases has not glued properly on some of the elements and curled at one end :-/ ~X(
I didn't notice this before varnishing the elements and the varnish won't have got under the elements :-\
Perhaps it is the warmth from the sun while the varnish was drying :-/
With figures now based my normal method of weighing them down until the glue has dried won't work ~X(
So I'm trying some tape to hold some of them while the glue dries :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2021, 08:16:58 PM
The tape seems to have worked and pulling it off hasn't done much damage to the detailed label under the bases  #:-S #:-S

I've re-glued the rest that needed it  :-w


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 September 2021, 08:24:28 PM
One of the English Longbow elements needed re-re-gluing ~X(

The rest of the elements appear to have re-glued successfully #:-S


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2021, 06:00:38 AM
The weather was finally sunny during an afternoon when I was available to take pictures :)

IV/74 Free Company & Armagnac

1x General (Knight/Blade), 1x French men-at-arms (Knight/Blade)
Seguin de Badefol - a Medieval leader of a large bandit army or Routier, with 2,000 troops he was the head of the largest group of Tard-Venus
Bascot de Mauléon - a Basque soldier & mercenary, his troops attacked Avignon and ransomed the Pope

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526751269_d8353038d5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvf4Zg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526952850_72d21a2543_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvg6UN)

2x English men-at-arms (Knight/Blade)
Sir Robert Knolles - an English knight and commander, who took part in the War of the Breton Succession
Sir Hugh Calveley - an English knight and commander, who gained fame during the War of the Breton Succession and the Castilian Civil War

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51525226052_d8bb78fbc5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mv7fAq)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526750814_705b2d2c7b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvf4Rq)

2x German or Spanish men-at-arms (Knight), 1x Hungarian horse archers (Light Horse)
Duke Werner von Urslingen - a mercenary of German-speaking origins in the Holy Roman Empire
Rodrigo de Villandrando - a Spanish routier from Castile and mercenary military leader in Gascony

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51525226022_7929d8be6d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mv7fzU)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526952720_329cb784bc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvg6Sy)

3x English archers (Long Bow)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51525225957_2fa6d1493a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mv7fyM)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526040291_fb220f2ebc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvbqD2)

2x English archers (Mounted Long Bow)
Some in the livery of Sir Robert Knolles, some of Sir Hugh Calveley, the remainder unliveried

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526040246_afdfd86977_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvbqCf)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51525225862_e5e7bc4369_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mv7fx9)

2x French brigans (Blade)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526750944_e3849e0451_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvf4TE)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526952520_ee383b2f2d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvg6P7)

1x crossbowmen (Crossbow), 1x Breton javelinmen (Psiloi)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51525225792_73872149a3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mv7fvW)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51526040086_cd86e47b40_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mvbqzu)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2021, 06:18:59 AM
Painted & Based
  1,172
Foot
  160
Mounted
18
Models
  1,350
Total


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 28 September 2021, 06:36:14 AM
Cracking work Paul and I must admit I love the names of the various mercenary leaders 8).


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: fred. on 28 September 2021, 07:36:48 AM
Great stuff Paul - these look really good


Which figures are the LH (the mounted bowmen)?


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Techno II on 28 September 2021, 07:40:42 AM
Super stuff, Paul !  :-bd

Always worth the wait !!

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 28 September 2021, 08:38:55 AM
Niiiiiice !!!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2021, 09:28:43 AM
...
Which figures are the LH (the mounted bowmen)?

ASA3 Horse archers from the Sarmatian range


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 28 September 2021, 10:00:35 AM
Very impressive!


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: DecemDave on 28 September 2021, 10:18:18 AM
Works of Art.   :-bd


Title: Re: Hundred Years War - DBA
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 28 September 2021, 05:24:09 PM
Superb