A feast of images this week as the work on the Battle of Agincourt project continues with more French mounted men at arms and a selection of casualty figures are added to the collection.
This marks the first time in the project that I've got more French than English painted but I shall press on still as I really should have at least two Frenchman to every Englishmen.
As a part of this weeks efforts I painted a couple of packs of Perry Miniatures Hundred Years War casualties to use as markers or other litter my battlefields. My last order included a pack each of Men-at-arms casualties and Infantry casualties from their Agincourt range.
Great figures with bags of detail and for Perry metals surprisingly easy to clean up. The two packs comprise six figures each and a sprue of loose weapons in each pack.
Of the twelve figures seven are laid down dead, although the man at arms with the arrow sticking out of him is like not there yet, and still has potential for yeilding a ransom.
There are also four weapons in each pack, I only did half so far, planning to use the rest for conversions, this collection of sword, longbow, spear and crossbow are going to be useful for disorder markers or just fillers on the unit bases.
Finally five walking or at least kneeling dead and wounded. Bags of character here, the first chap is quite battered and looks to be surrendering his sword while the second chap pulls an arrow out of his arm. More on the third later, the fourth rests on his pole-arm while the last one looks like he has had enough!
These all appear a bit shiny, I took the precaution of adding a coat of gloss lacquer before the dull coat as they shall not usually be on a movement tray and are likely to get more rough handling than the troops.
That middle chap I am sure I have seen somewhere before.....
Yes, it's the Jolly Fisherman of so many holidays and day-trips of my youth! Maybe the Perry's took some local inspiration.
I ordered this box directly from Perry Miniatures so I also ordered a couple of extra frames of their medieval horses so that I could build an extra six figures from the box.
In the standard pack you can make up to six of the figures as lighter horse in hauberks while the rest are armoured. If you add the extra horses you can make twelve fully armoured knights and six knights / sergeants in hauberks.
I'll hopefully get the final six from this box painted this week then shall make a start on more foot men at arms.
Here are a few close-ups of the individual men at arms.
This one is quite a simple 'white armour' job on his jet black charger. Most of the detail on this is just in the horses equipment.
The second figure was a bit of a fuck up in assembly, I stuck a plain armour body on a set of legs meant for a jupon or half coat, so he looks pretty odd from the back as his chevron is only on the front.
Looks like he picked up a cobweb on his lance during the dull-coat stage, I've since detached that.
The third chap is again quite a simple paint job, being mostly white armour. The simple green and white shield is quite effective, I had meant to add an heraldic device but forgot and had varnished him before I remembered, It may get added at a later date.
This shot of the figure nicely shows off the mail peytral and croupiere that come as part of this set.
This figure is made with one of the lighter figures in hauberk and padded aketon, this could represent a mounted sergeant or lower class man at arms.
More likely a man at arms though as his horse is modelled with both plate chanfron and peytral, although he could be riding his lords remount.
This one is in white armour with a reg/gold quartered jupon. The heraldic devices on the shield where added using a fine point Sharpie rather than trying to paint them on.
Although there are only three 'horse halves' in the set, the nine different combinations allow you to create many different dynamic poses for the horses. Then when you add the different heads and armour options you can field a lot of horses before they start to repeat.
This one in the buff aketon holding no weapon could be a groom riding his lords remount, or used as a scout riding out ahead of the force.