Friday, 17 February 2017

15mm Burgundian collection.

This is how far i got with the Burgundian army. The Burgundian's sure make a colorful medieval army with those fancy standards of theirs!
  I will leave this Burgundian collection alone for a while , as i am bringing my 15mm medievals back across the channel and into the Wars of the Roses, something closer to home! I had totally overlooked the WotR in 15s, so will be giving the Peterpig minis some paint, and for once i will aim to base them according to some rules, in this case impetus.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

15mm Italian wars Imperialist collection

I finally got them photographed together as best i could. Besides the Spanish Gendarmes unit you could easily call this a German Landsknecht army! I would like to extend the Italian wars but from now on i really only want the Venexia figures, and with Sgt Major miniatures  trying to make the releases happen it only makes sense to wait it out!

                                    The whole Imperialist host. All the flags are Petes flags.

                                        The Landsknecht Pikebloc with Arquebus on wings

                                                 The Imperialist cannons and organ gun.

                                                The Imperialist commanders.

The Imperialist Cavalry, German and Spanish.

                                                  The Imperialist baggage train.

                                                Imperialist camp scene.

Friday, 23 December 2016

15mm Landsknecht baggage train.

Well i managed to get these done just before Xmas arrives. That's the Imperialist Landsknecht army completed, at last. This also marks a halt to the Italian wars project, i could paint the Landsknecht black band with the old glory figures i still have but i really dont want to repeat another Landsknecht pikebloc with these, and would prefer to wait things out hoping we will see Venexia's range of beautiful figures released in 2017!  I will roll out the troops for a pose photo shoot before year is out, until then Merry Xmas to everyone who follows this little blog, and for all the kind comments made!

I have added 2 mounted Venexia Gendarmes,2 Venexia  flag bearers and drummer, an Essex Gendarme and what was left of the QRF figures, all to act as a kind of baggage train guard, and populate the train as you so often see in the original wood cuts.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

15mm Landsknecht Camp Scene

Well thats the camp scene, baggage train soon to follow.  I am hoping to photo the Landsknecht army all together before the year is out and also the Burgundian army too. The tents are by Baueda, the figures a mix of QRF and old glory, and i managed to add a few more of Petes flags into the scene. The baggage and women cooking set are all from Donnington miniatures.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

15mm Renaissance Imperialist tents

I have made a start on my Imperialist camp scene, and gone straight into painting the tents. The main large tent has the Imperialist eagle and cross of St Andrew on reverse with Georg Von Frundsberg coat of arms on shields each side. I added a dirty look to the lower halves with weathering pigments.

I have seen many colourful well painted examples by others for inspiration but in the end went with canvas colour as in this original artists camp scene of the period,

Sunday, 27 November 2016

15mm Burgundian Infantry

Thats another unit added to the Burgundian host! All in all 2016 has been a very productive year painting miniatures,  the smaller scale being a major factor(which was the reason for trying 15s).

    Now that i have added a few units to the Burgundian/Swiss collection it is time to return to the Renaissance. I am putting any infantry/Cavalry on hold for now in the hope Sgt major miniatures release the Venexia range in the future, but this means i can give the camp scene my attention, and i also have a baggage train awaiting the paint brush!