Tuesday, 1 March 2011

More Lancastrians join the fray

This month we have mostly been building terrain for the Towton refight. My target for painting was to add two more contingents to the Lancastrian army, which I have done after a fashion. I did not paint them all myself though. Peter at Baccus kindly lent me his Warmaster Ancients army on condition that I rebased it to the 60mm x 30mm standard bases that he favours. The army was on 40mm x 20mm bases before. So, rather than spending the whole month painting, I have spent a large part of it rebasing stuff. This has actually put me ahead of schedule as I now only need to paint ten more stands to have a complete single iteration of the Lancastrian order of battle, once Steve finishes the contingent he is painting for me. With this done we should be ready to rock at Salute. I shall then get the rest of the figures I was meant to paint myself done so that we can add some extra figures to the battle when we attend Derby in October.

The Yorkist army has also benefitted from Peter's kindness to the tune of one contingent, but I forgot to photograph them when I took these other shots. This leaves just twelve stands of troops remaining for the Yorkist army. Those are currently in the capable hands of my friend John, who has promised them soon.

In addition to these figures, I have included a teaser shot of the Towton terrain at the bottom of this post. As usual click the pics for a larger version.

Here we see the whole Lancastrian command that I am working on(empty bases show what remains to be painted):


This is what I have painted this month:


And here we have some of the figures that I rebased for Peter:


Proto-Towton terrain (everything you need to build Towton properly):

3 comments:

  1. Hi
    Where did you get the pink foam from. The only stuff i can find has silver paper on it which is a pain in the rear to get off.
    Sean

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  2. Hi Sean,

    The foam comes from our local B&Q. They are selling it by the single sheet. it is about 120mm by 50mm, so not a perfect size but we are cutting it to fit. It is in the same area as the stuff with silver lining on it.

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  3. The insulation is called Knauf space board insulation (Size 1200mm x 500mm x 50mm Thick). It's about a fiver a sheet.

    Steve

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