Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wars of the Roses for Lion Rampant



What an absolute pleasure it was painting a retinue of Perry Miniatures WOTR figures for Lion Rampant!



I may have got little carried away and painted more than I'm ever likely to use in a single game. But here they all are in their finery, a retinue of mounted and foot men at arms, billmen, archers, bidowers and scurrers.



They bear the banner and livery of Lord Scrope of Bolton, a Yorkist Lord who was wounded at Townton, fought at Bosworth and finally died in 1498.



The banner is hand painted on foil from a nice bottle of Cotes du Rhone.



13 comments:

  1. Mmmm, French wine bottles, marvelous! And marvelous is the paint job, beautiful figures!

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  2. Top looking figures, love the flag to!

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  3. Top looking figures, love the flag to!

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  4. Top notch work and what a good use of wine bottle foil

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  5. Those look lovely. The flag in particular is excellent.

    And as for painting more than you need, the handy thing about civil wars is that you can easily switch sides.

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  6. Brilliant work...the 5 o'clock shadow on the mounted dude is great. And my favourite retinue..... Scrope seems such a silly name (apologies to any Scrope's reading this) , and having a Chough as a livery badge seems amusing too (not sure why).

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  7. Lovely work painting all the birds, and the wintery look!

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  8. Great looking collection. I agree that they are a pleasure to build and paint. Cheers

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