First off, let me thanks everyone for their encouragement as regards my illness in the last post. I was really touched by the support passed to me and I really do appreciate it. Kudos to you all!
OK, down to business.... I mentioned in my last post that I had some painted Perry Miniatures from their HYW range left over from my original idea for my HYW English army. With the painting efforts put into the Verneuil Game we did for Salute last year these mini's were packed up in bubble wrap and put to one side with the expectation that they may not see the light of day until 2015! I'm sure you're all aware that the 600th anniversary on Agincourt falls in that year?
I decided that it would be a real shame not to be able to display such beautifully sculpted miniatures and that combined with me feeling under the weather prompted me into doing a bit of vignette work . Here's the first base, it's meant to represent Richard de Vere encouraging the (no doubt somewhat very surprised to still be alive!) men at arms forward into the melee at Agincourt. As a quick aside, one day soon I intend to do a heavily converted version of the romanticised image of Henry V standing over the body of Richard de Vere. Maybe some of you have seen the Victorian image I'm referring to? I couldn't find one on the net but I'll keep looking.
A couple of interesting facts, the de Vere family were staunch Lancastrian supporters during the Wars of the Roses and Richard was one of the prosecuters at the trial of Richard, Earl of Cambridge and Lord Scrope at Southampton prior to setting sail to France in 1415.
Next up will be Lord Camoys and Sir Thomas Erpingham, but for now here are the pics of Richard de Vere: