.......................Building a 28mm Feudal English Army using only plastic miniatures.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Same army different game.

I've just finished covering  the first movement trays (from Warbases) to upgrade the army to Impetus, Here's some photos of  how the figs look in them. Ive also started painting the next unit of Foot Spearmen.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Lord of Alnwick Castle.."bring him down!!"

Well my first conversion using Fireforge Miniatures is now complete.  There's one or two things I will do differently next time, but for my first go I'm quiet happy with it. So without any further ado here's some photos. Give em a click ;-).

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The next chapter.

As I've now got enough miniatures painted to have the odd game of Saga its time to move the army up to the next level...Impetus.With this in mind I looked at the list for Basic Impetus and ordered my movement bases from Warbases

Today the bases arrived and all I can say is these bases are fantastic and the customer service was very very good. I ordered 11 in all some foot and some cav . Here's a photo of the two types before I start with the grit and flock :-

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Full 4pts Completed

As mentioned in the previous post finally finished 4pts  worth to start pushing around using Saga. Next stop Basic Impetus then Impetus, I've just ordered the sabot base movement trays for this next stage from Warbase.
Here's some photos of the completed foot units, the Knights can be seen close up in previous post so I not posted those again.

And the full 4pts:-

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

WIP, First FireForge Conversion

Having just completed painting enough Feudal figures for a 4pt Saga warband (photos to follow) I thought Id give the rank and file painting a rest so Ive set about trying to do a conversion with some of the Fireforge plastics. For this conversion I used parts from the Mtd Templer, Mtd Seargent and Foot Seargent box sets with lots of cutting, filing, bending,and various amounts of Miliput etc. I wanted to get three figures on a standard cav base and get the horse rearing up, sliding and twisting at the same time and hopfully give some movement to the knight and foot men. Its finally looking something like I want it.These photos taken before Id fully cleaned up the model before prep and prime.. but you get the idea.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

More Foot heed the call.

Here's the next set of Spearmen and Crossbowmen to heed the call of their Feudal Lord. Had a slight problem with one of the Crossbowmen when I snipped off part of his crossbow (bugger) So a withering tree had to be made and fitted to hide the problem, looks okay but not something I would have added by choice. As always give em a click to make em bigger as Ive not work out how to get them big right off yet??

And a group photo of the chaps so far :-

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fist Foot Finished.

I've just finished the first test figures for the Spear and Crossbow units. I always start by painting just one of each troop type first to make sure I'm happy with the general look and colours used. For my Feudal army I want to try and emulate the style and look of the Medieval battle pictures painted by the artist Jason Askew. I've tried it previously when painting a 10mm army but at that scale found it hard to get the look right.I think it will be a fine line between an army that looks (or is)badly painted or and army that looks battle worn. As I've said previously its mainly been 10mm painting for some years so just getting back into painting full on 28mm. First off a couple of photos of Jason Askew pictures:-

Now for my attempts. Apologises for the poor lighting on these photos, as always give em a click to make bigger and see all the mistakes :-)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Still here and Start Small.

Hello Its been ages since my last post so just a quick update. I've finished painting my last 10mm for a while so now I can devote all painting time to 28's, so here's how it is. At the moment just started on my first units of foot/Inf, photos to follow.  Also I've decided to help get the army on the table quicker I'm going to start small and start playing Saga with a  warband of Feudal English here's the list of the starting 4pts. Im thinking of using the Norman battle board for starters also build up from this size I could also use fro Mr Dan Mersey new rules when they come out, next year hopefully?

4 x Knights
4 x Knights
8 x Spear
8 x Crossbow

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Full unit of knights

Heres a couple of photos of  a completed unit of knights for CoE / Wab type games  or two units for Impetus. The 12 knights in the unit are:-

William Marshall and standard bearer

Aymeric de Sancto Mauro

Ranulf de Blundeville

William, Earl of Ferrers and Derby

James de Guallo

Robert Fitzwalter

William de Huntingfield,

William de Lanvallei

Roger de Montbegon and standard bearer

Robert de Vere