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By smacdowall, May 12 2020 11:24AM

William, Lord Hastings held the Yorkist left at Barnet and the right at Tewksbury. He and his men have justl left my painting table, ready for battle after this lockdown ends.

Here is the man himself together with his retinue of men at arms

And here is his full contingent with archers our in front

The miniatures are all Perry 28mm -- a mix of plastics and metals.

By smacdowall, Apr 28 2020 03:14PM

When I started building Wars of the Roses armies I set my sights on the middle period with the intent of fielding the major contingents present at the Battle of Barnet (1471)

With my Bosworth collection now complete I have gone back to filling in the blanks of my Barnet armies.

This is John Neville, Marquis of Montagu and his retinue. Montagu commanded the Lancastrian centre at Barnet, where he met his death. I thought I would give blackened armour to some of the men at arms. They are supported by archers in Mongtagu’s sable and gules (black and red) livery colours.

The rear-view. I am particularly pleased with the griffon badge on the standard and livery coat. I also decided to give several of the men at arms helmets painted in Montagu’s sable and gules livery colours.

By smacdowall, Apr 21 2020 05:27PM

If its been good for anything, this virus has given me plenty of time to paint. I have now finished all the remaining contingents I need for Bosworth. A few pics follow:

These are King Richard's retainers. The billmen with the royal banner replacing one I did earlier for Richard as Duke of Gloucester.

Next up are French Halbardiers for Henry Tudor's army

The idea is for them to back up my previously painted pikemen in a Swiss trained mixed pike and halbard unit.

Below is a small contingent for Sir John Savage which held Tudor's right flank.

Savage's men were noted for wearing white hoods

And finally Gilbert Talbot's contingent for Tudor's left flank

Without a doubt this has been the most productive painting time I have ever had.

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