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Phil the french17 Oct 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

Our latest battle, Varey, France.
As usual, 15mm figures…

If you want to see more…

Hope you'll enjoy!

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

Looks great!

brucka17 Oct 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

Like the Tapestry animation! Very Monty-Pythonesque.
Who was the Burgundian King at this time?

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

The tapestry and the ending are nice touches.

Do you have this book link
It was the first I'd even seen about this battle. Quite a bit of heraldry and other details.

Phil the french17 Oct 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks for your kind words…
@Brucka : Monty-Pythonesque? Wouaouh, I really appreciate the compliment…And I think Hilperic was the name of the Burgundian King in 1325, not sure…
@ Swampster : yes, I have this book, what a collection isn't it?
Once again, thanks everyone!
All the best,

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

There wasn't a King of Burgundy as such. Those parts of Burgundy which were part of the Empire were part of the theoretical Kingdom of Arles which was one of the titles held by the King of the Romans/Holy Roman Emperor.

The Dukes of Burgundy were Capetians, related to the Kings of France way back in the 11th century but also through various marriages. The Duke at the time of Varey was Odo or Eudes IV, son-in-law of Philip V of France. He acquired more bits of Burgundy as co-ruler with his wife, who had inherited them from her mother.

Robert of Burgundy (at Varey) was Count of Tonnerre. He was the youngest son of a previous duke of Burgundy and brother of both the previous and current Dukes.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

Very nice!

brucka17 Oct 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

Of course. Duke of Burgundy. My mistake.

Phil the french17 Oct 2017 10:41 p.m. PST

Thanks Swampster, thanks Frederick…

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Very nice Phil, I love your write ups!

Phil the french19 Oct 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Much appreciated rampantlion…

Captain DEwell Inactive Member20 Oct 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

I find your work very inspiring and it looks terrific. Well done.


Phil the french20 Oct 2017 10:50 p.m. PST

Cheers Captain, thanks a lot for your kind words…

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