Friday, August 5, 2011

Edward IV retinue

For the past week or so I have been at work painting my Old Glory 25's War of the Roses figures up to use with Piquet's Band of Brothers rules.  The strategy I am using to tackle the project is to paint individual nobles' retinues for the Battles of Barnet and Tewksbury (both rather small engagements, compared to others), which, once they have reached playable proportions, will be added to gradually with militia troops, mercenaries, and artillery.

I have finished Edward's retinue troops and thought I would share a few pictures.  All the figures are from Old Glory 25's (except for Edward himself, which is a Perry), and I must say, that Old Glory can be hit and miss, but the War of Roses range has impressed me so far (though some of the casts have been poor--par for the course).  It is definitely one of their better ranges from what I have seen, and they paint up easily.  They are detailed enough, but not overwrought--just my style.

On with the eye candy! (Click through for larger photos.)

The retinue assembled.

Side view with some archers.
Ol' Ned himself, taking time out from wenching to kill some Lancastrians.

I hope you enjoy!
Si Vales, bene est!


  1. A very good start - looks like about 30 figures so far? Keep at it!


  2. There are 17 stands (w/ the command), with 3 figs per stand for 51 figures so far.

  3. Beautiful painting, Old Glory are sometimes not the best figures, but you sure have dug the very best out of them with your painting!! Very well done!

  4. Great!! Very nice painting!!

  5. Very nicely done. And in a week? Nice progress, too!

  6. Old Glory medieval figures are really nice if you're willing to toss the occasional dud figure. Great vignette figures for casualty and disorder stands. I'm currently working on their Italian War Swiss pikemen and they are great.

    Dave M

  7. Gorgeous work; hope you don't mind acquiring a new follower!

  8. Second all the previous comments, fine bit of painting there. Very nice.