The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Bedfords Battle III






Here are the final two mini's in the formation. Quite simply, a man at arms runs forward with his bill slung over his shoulder. He wears little in the way of bady armour except his gambeson and a kettle hat. The other soldier is better armoured than his brother in arms, wearing a coat of plates, mail shirt, padded leg armour and a bascinet helm with a mail aventail. He confidently strides forward whilst punching with his buckler before 'making hay' with his falchion, a terrible slashing sword capable of producing monstrous wounds if it struck home, although relatively slow to wield when compared with other comtemporay swords.  Although it should be mentioned that the bill is not reported in large numbers until the ending stages of the HYW and the beginnings of the Wars of the Roses. I would hazzard a gues that the bill was favourite weapon of the lower classes- the falchion being used by these very same men from the time of the Third Crusade and possibly earlier.

Next up there will be an expansion of another 60x60mm base to give the unit the right 'feel' and re-base of the whole unit painted thus far onto two more 60x60mm bases. making a total of three bases There will be a nice big frontage and a reasonable depth to the unit that should leave it looking the part.

Finally, for today, I have a pic of the whole unit as it was based for WAB:


Darrell.

5 comments:

  1. A really nice looking unit Darrel ! I especially like the (totally awesome) heraldry and the banners.

    What will be the next unit ?

    Jean-Baptiste

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  2. Thanks for the positive words Jean-Baptiste :O)

    Following on from re-basing what you have seen here I'll be adding another 60x60mm base to the unit. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands 'dirty' again and getting some more men at arms painted up.

    After that it will probebly be some re-based archer stands just to keep the momentum going as due to commisioned work I can only work on this project at weekends.

    Darrell.

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  3. Lovely work Darrell - keep 'em coming!

    Simon

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  4. Absolutely awesome stuff Darrell and I to really like the heraldry.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  5. Thanks for the comments chaps :O)

    Darrell.

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