Wednesday, December 10, 2014

English Archers 1475. Lots of them!

What once was a late Hundred Years' War project has now developed into something set a few decades later.

In 1475 Edward IV of England invaded France. In reality the invasion never led to any major hostilities but instead resulted in the Treaty of Picquigny between Edward IV's England and Louise XI's France where France basically bought themselves peace with England.

As there is little room for peace in wargaming we will instead run a "what if" project. Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III), and others though such a treaty to be dishonourable. So in our setting the invasion will lead to all out war.

After a hiatus, painting has now begun in earnest. First off on the blog are English archers. Lots of them. More than a hundred to be precise. Basing etc is still to be done of course. The figures are from the excellent Perry Miniatures and their plastic War of the Roses range in 28mm.

A sample.

100+ English archers served on a plate.


  1. A very impressive set of archers!

  2. Impressive numbers. Really nice.

  3. The Cross of St George have never looked better - a VERY impressive bunch, you certainly haven't been lazy over the last few weeks;0) Can't wait to get started on my HYW project, very inspiring stuff!


  4. An impressive number of Archers, really looking forward to seeing these when they are based up. Superb.

  5. Looking so goog Jocke !

    Will be nice to see them up on the gaming table, might we set up some Lion rampant games when you are finished with the opposition;)

    Best regards Michael

  6. Thanks alot gentlemen for your kind words!

  7. Fantastic! How do you find the time? Can't be speed painted with such great detail.

    1. Thank you! I don't find the time at present... :-)
      It is a matter of finding an efficient technique and keep at it. I use a few block colours that return on different places on different miniatures. After a wash I do touch ups on for instance the bow and livery.