Saturday, June 15, 2013

Loads of HYW knights

Loads = 27 French knights for a HYW Agincourt commission. This was my first crack at Perry Miniatures and I can't say enough good things about them. The knights and their mounts come in a great variety of poses and kit. The sculpting is tops, with flourishes like bits of chainmail peeking out from the bottom of tunics.

For colors, inspiration and heraldry, I relied on a great French website found  here.  I'm painting to match an existing army so these were done with wetbrushed armor.
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And a batch of Kingmaker knights to round out the French.  I wonder if these fellows know what they'll be up against at Agincourt?
I've got English knights up next and then a Jomsviking warband for SAGA.

Things are going to get crazy busy with hosting my son's graduation party, a trip to Milwaukee for a wedding, and then my sister and her family travelling from Turkey to stay with us. I'm going to put my paintbrush down and my feet up for a bit. Summertime is truly the best!

32 comments:

  1. Excellent looking knights Monty, great work...and great link too!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil! For our hobby, you fellows are on a roll with great blogging, painting, writing great rules, and great research! It must help to have so very much history right outside your front door.

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  2. Nice work, the AP is really the stuff for chain mail. I will look forward to seeing more.

    John

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    1. Thanks John! Yes, it does a good job of taking it from too shiny to battleworn. :-)

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  3. Very nice, Monty. You're really getting to paint a variety of stuff and growing as a painter! Enjoy the summer while you can . . .

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    1. Brent! You have a 20 year jump on me so I'm just trying to catch up.

      Good advise too. You're on your way to having a summer to always remember. Good luck on the Amore Front, my friend!

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  4. Lovely knights.

    Good job here, mate.

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    1. Seb! Thanks, and I've noticed you've been pulled into the 28mm slipstream as well! That's a very cool project you're involved in at the Lead Society. I've got to go back and see what ruleset you're currently painting for.

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  5. Lovely work, Monty! Love the period. I have a Late-French HYW army with a few Perry - the Joan of Arc set, so know how nice the sculpts are. BTW, how do they size up to Kingmaker? Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean!

      It's personal taste and aesthetics but I'd say it would be a challenge to mix them in the same unit but they'd mix fine on a tabletop. The Kingmaker are larger and thicker figures. Very nice in their own right as well.

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  6. Impressive work !!!

    best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Ray, and hey, great show you put on. Great to see all of your figures out at once like that.

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  8. Lovely tin cans on glue sources Monty :)

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    1. LOL! You win "my favorite comment" and thanks, Tamsin!

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  9. great painting! and excellent website about the french too...
    thanks,
    cheers

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    1. Thanks, and I see you've just wrapped up your own Medieval project. Nicely done!

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  10. Beautiful work Monty! It is so cool that you are receiving commissions. Figures painted as well as these always start me dreaming of new projects...

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    1. Jonathan, I really appreciate that! I was dreaming of a HYW Impetus army as I did these. And when I look at your work, I dream of painting Mid Republican Romans in 28mm. So much painting to be done!

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  11. Great painting and great link.
    here´s another link...all the 100yw flags you can shake a stic at...........for free :-D
    http://www.krigsspil.dk/download/download_3.html

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    1. Paul, thanks! That is a great one! We're really blessed in this hobby, aren't we? So many resources that the challenge is to find them when you need them!

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  12. Fantastic French Knights! Perry figures are always a plus.

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    1. Thanks Cyrus! They sure can sculpt, can't they?

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  13. Haven't painted any HYW before...or any feudal stuff for that matter, but you could go to town that's for sure. Painting the caparison on these guys is just the start....( maybe that's why I've avoided the period....lol ). Nice job Monty.

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    1. Richard, thanks! Your Impetus Burgundians are are the stuff and clearly, you could if you ever wanted to. :-)

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  14. Splendid Sir, what young chap doesn't like painting knights?

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    1. Thanks Michael! There is something about knights and all of the pageantry.

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  15. Very nice with some great colors!

    Christopher

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  16. Nice, Monty. I like the detail work on the harness.

    FMB

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