Lovely minis !!!Migth be time fore a new order...Best regards Michael
Looking good David. Time to mix and match I think. Keep em coming!
Great new minis... looking forward to seeing them painted.Now the only mystery is what the missing codes OT15 and 16 are!Rob
Thanks Guys,Rob you are too observant...OT15 will be more foot knights, OT16 is Scots wounded and OT20 and 21 Archers in tunic. These codes may change at release depending on the moulding etc...After that it is mounted Knights.
Figures look even better in the lead the photos don't do them justice.
The pictures don't do them justice, they are even nicer in the lead.
At last, the enemy is here!Very nice models.
HeyI had a quick question that I was hoping to get help with. I know that by the time of the war of the roses the Percy livery was red/black with a silver crescent. Would it be the same back at the time of otterburn - the main reason I ask is that the illustrations in the osprey seem to show Percy billmen with yellowish livery (again with the crescent badge).Any help you can give would be appreciated!Rob
Delightful and much needed range.. Mr Hicks excels
Rob,The Percy livery as such would have been mainly yellow at the time of Otterburn, so the Osprey book is kind of right. My own troops i have painted are not in livery as such as i prefer the "rabble" look of the hastily assembled English forces of the time.
Thanks Guys,Rob, I just don't know. I have looked into it. These vests are called surcoat vests around this time. The mention of livery vests happens more frequently later.I think the badge is more important than the colour at this period. But as Azeroth has said... yellow or tawny is what is what is thought to be right. I would even say three different shades for Ralph, Henry and the old guy!Henry Percy, Knight, commonly called Hotspur, eldest son and heir, born May 20, 1364. He very early displayed those martial talents, which have consecrated his name in history as one of the greatest chieftains of the English nation. Having received knighthood on July 16, 1377, when his father was created Earl of Northumberland, this young hero is said to have "first spread his banner" under his father at the storming of Berwick in 1379, when he was only 14 years old, "doing so valiantlie" that he deserved singular commendation. From that time he so continually exerted himself against the enemies of his country that from the furious heat of his incursions the Scots called him "Hotspur," and by a very unusual confirmation his own friends and countrymen adopted the appellation and made it their own. He was, indeed, what an old historian says of him, the pattern of all virtue and martial prowess. In 11th of Richard II, 1388, having been elected Knight of the Garter, the king caused to be delivered to him out of his own wardrobe a surcoat of white cloth. But that year, there being those at court who envied the fame that he had gained by his valour against the Scots, caused the king to send him to sea, there to repel the French, who threatened invasion, which service he readily undertook, and returned with much honour. At the Coronation of Richard II, 1377, this child of eleven years became Sir Harry Percy. He was born at Alnwick Castle May 20, 1366. In 1375 he accompanied his father and witnessed, if he did not share in the bloody fights between the Scots and the English. He was Governor of Berwick and Warden of the Marches toward Scotland 1386. Slew the Earl of Douglass with his own hand in Battle of Otterbourn 1387. Governor of Carlisle 1389, Governor of Bordeaux and Berwick 1393, Sheriff of Northampton, and obtained a grant for life of Castle and lordship of Bamburgh, the whole county, and Dominion of Anglesey, the Castle of Beaumaris, etc., 1400. He was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury July 21, 1403, vita patris (in the lifetime of his father). He married Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, and his wife Philippa, only daughter and heiress of Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, third son of Edward III. and left by her an only son, Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and this daughter, Elizabeth. His wife was living 5th of Henry V, 1418, when she had livery of the Manor of Newburn, settled upon her for term of life by 1st Earl of Northumberland, her late husband's father.
cracking work by the sculpter!you are making it harder for me to resist!cheersMatt
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