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Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2012 5:58 p.m. PST

Gentlemen (and ladies if there are any out there): if you are interested or are following my blog but do not blog yourselves, please find attached my latest addition to the Lewes Project army of de Montfort.


Pauls Bods Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2012 3:28 a.m. PST

Nice looking group and good historical background.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away15 Dec 2012 3:30 a.m. PST

Looking good. I take my hat off to you for your strict historicity in your recreation of Lewes, reading about your research is as interesting as the figures themselves. I also discovered Prestwich's Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages from your blog so keep up the good work!

A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2012 3:48 a.m. PST

A really interesting blog UG, and very timely discovery for me. I like what you have done very much and will visit your site often. Thanks.

From what I see, you are not giving the ordinary soldiers/peasants the coat colours of Richard de Grey. Do you intend to include any other figures that would be liveried (?) and could represent Grey's family members or other knights wearing their colours/pennants?


Blues 4

bluewillow16 Dec 2012 3:47 a.m. PST

good one mate,

looking forward to seeing them in the flesh


Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 3:55 p.m. PST

Blues 4

I have to make an aweful lot of assumptions about this army in the knowledge vacuum. Whilst all of my foot units are taken into battle by some Lord or another, I don't necessarily think they will be of or from their own household – although perhaps I need to think about the command element – it seeming to me (now you mention it) that their close retainer are most likely to include the minstrel (trumpeter) a shield bearer and standard bearer.

I assume that men-at-arms (for want of a better tag) would most likely be mounted and marshalled amongst the horse units. On that note, I did so much research concentrating on knights present that I did not allow for a genuine percentage of sergeants and squires. As I've gone to the research effort, I am most reluctant to change the composition of my knightly horse unit yet to be painted (2). Even at a 1/20 representative troop scale, my Baronial Rebel army only has 40 horse – 10 for each ward.

Livery will be reserved in most cases for the higher command stands – which I intend remodelling in the near future. Ward commanders will get one escourt and de Montfort himself will have two.

If I were modelling smaller actions then it would be a different matter but then I hesitate at what the liveries might look like in this period.

colin knight15 Feb 2013 3:26 a.m. PST

The multi basing arrangement looks great for this period.

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