I’ve just completed a couple of new units for today’s Wars of the Roses game. Based for Impetus, they are a unit of fairly generic men-at-arms or dismounted nobles, and a unit of bowmen in the livery of Lord Fitzwater.
The longbowmen were an attempt to apply the approach set out by my friend Simon Miller in a recent article. I’ve used old figures acquired from a variety of sources. They’ve had a partial repaint to make them look a bit more like a coherent unit.
I chose Lord Fitzwater because, although he doesn’t fit with my current plan to focus further acquisitions on the Barnet-Tewkesbury period, I do have some livery badge transfers for his men.
Unfortunately the transfers, from CitadelSix Custom Design (I won them in a raffle) proved rather difficult to use and I ended up with only one of them in place on a figure.
The men-at-arms are deliberately left rather anonymous though there is a member of the Harrington family in the rear rank. They are mostly a mixture of metal and plastic figures from Perry Miniatures.
Next up, I’ll probably do either earl of Oxford’s or the duke of Exeter’s men.