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Charlie14 Mar 2022 2:19 p.m. PST

I've started a new blog to showcase and log my wargaming project, which is focused on the War of the Burgundian Succession (1477-1493).

You will find here finished units, work-in-progress workbench stuff, and my historical research. To read what I have written about this conflict, check it out under the dropdown menus.

For the new few weeks/months all the miniatures I will post there are things I have probably already shared here, but once they are out of the way I will be on to new exciting stuff.

If you like what you see, please follow/subscribe!

SHaT198414 Mar 2022 3:01 p.m. PST

Cool Charlie looks good.
Could you explain the banner please, for us 'amateurs'…

I'm only tinkering with the period, probably 14th rather than 15thC when I believe it was a bit more chaotic militarily, as a 'fun' army of old compared to err, modern Napoleonics?! No Bleeped texting around with formation changes eh?

I can't subscribe, but I'll keep a watch…
cheers davew≠

Swampster15 Mar 2022 9:54 a.m. PST

"Could you explain the banner please, for us 'amateurs'…"

Do you mean the AEIOU standard or the whole website banner? AEIOU was Frederick III's (father of Max) motto. There are various interpretations of this Fred. seems to have written at least two.

The original shows the banner as red, green, white. Quite a few of the accompanying troops are in the same colours.

The picture is from the wonderful Wolfegg Hausbuch of 1480.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 10:08 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures.

SHaT198415 Mar 2022 5:09 p.m. PST

>>Do you mean…

Hehe it was the illustration banner, sorry for confusion of nomenclatures… ahhh…

Charlie17 Mar 2022 10:11 a.m. PST

@ SHaT1984

As Swampster pointed out, the artwork is from the Wolfegg Hausbuch. It's a great illustration of soldiers from the period my blog covers – 1480 is spot on really, and the horsemen depicted look very Germanic in appearance, which is also very appropriate. There were German mercenaries hired by the Burgundians to help defend against the French invaders, including light horsemen – perhaps they looked just like the ones in this artwork?

@ Swampster

Interesting, I didn't realise it was actually a Hapsburg banner they were flying.

Swampster17 Mar 2022 11:04 a.m. PST

I wonder if the green white red reflects the arms of Styria (green field, white panther with red claws and flames). Frederick was Duke of Styria before he was Emperor and apparently used the AEIOU this early.

Not that livery always follows heraldry.

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