Tuesday, July 21, 2020

100 Years War French Army III

French Mean at Arms HYW


French écuyers and gentile hommes led by Pierre Michel, écuyer banneret seigneur Le Plessis, Villiers, Saint-Gilles, Bossacourt et la Noe. Supplied 20MAA and 40 Archers for La Brossinière.
Additions to my French army for the battles in the Anjou, Maine, Brittany and Normandy. Full details on our website about our battlefield tours for the 100 years war. 100 years war in Medieval Maine Wargames holiday


"walk the battlefield in the morning, wargame in the afternoon"™ 

From Caesar to World War Two


Cheers
Matt

100 Year War English I

English Longbow HYW

Completed my first Perry English HYW archers for my post Agincourt English.

Note the yellow flowers, “ planta genista” a common weed in Maine, Normandy, Brittany and Anjou. Some people may know this is how Geoffrey de Anjou gained the nickname “Plantagenet” due to his wild sowing of oats (children) throughout the region.

After Agincourt peace the English used their Chateau bases on the Normandy Maine border, Avaranches, Mortain, Domfront, Alençon, and Fresnay to raid into Maine and Brittany at will. Some of these raids were very successful but a turn around first at the battle of Baugé then la Brossinière, lead to a resurgent and confident western Armagnac French force to then blunder at Verneuil and suffer complete destruction of the western French and Scottish allied army.

Figures are 28mm from the Perry Miniatures Agincourt to Orleans range

Full details on our website about our regional “walk the battlefield in the morning, Wargame in the afternoon” battlefield tours for the HYW. 100 years war French Wargame holiday






"walk the battlefield in the morning, wargame in the afternoon"™ 

From Caesar to World War Two


cheers
Matt

Monday, July 20, 2020

100YW French Army II

Next unit is a Archer company of crossbow and pavise men from the city of Le Mans, they fought at a number engagements in Maine and Anjou. Recorded at Baugé, La Brossinière, Fresnay, siege of Le Mans, Siege of Saint Suzanne, and Verneuil.

Figures are 28mm Perry Miniatures with hand painted Pavises and Banner.





Cheers
Matt

Sunday, July 19, 2020

100 Years War French Army I

French 100 years war longbow

French longbow unit, the first of my Perry 28mm French 100YW army is completed for the local battles around our Maison that we conduct tours for Baugé, la Brossinière, Fresnay and Verneuil, plus skirmishes andthe 70 odd sieges  in Anjou, Maine, Normandy and Brittany.

Full details on our website about our “walk the battlefield in the morning, Wargame in the afternoon”  tours for the HYW. 100 Years War Wargame Holiday

These guys have been finished for weeks, but I had not based them, plus I am hand painting flags so that has slowed production, glad to say I have completed 18 banners today, so a flurry of posts over the next 20 odd days.





"walk the battlefield in the morning, wargame in the afternoon"™ 

From Caesar to World War Two


Cheers
Matt


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Vikings IV

Another 3 Vikings completed for my Saga raiding group. Again lovely V&V miniatures, three more to complete before back to 100 years war.

 





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Matt

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Vikings III

Vikings, striking terror in the Loire. The first raid in the Carolingian empire was on the monastery at the Île de Noirmoutier in 799. It became the most regular raided monastery in France. They raided up and down the Loire and its tributaries. Miniatures are 28mm V & V miniatures. These figures will join our collection for the battle of Brissarthe tour and Wargame, found here battle of Brissarthe-866 .









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Matt

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Aulerci Diablintes XI

A unit of skirmishers completed for my Aulerci Diablintes, I still have approximately 8 bases to go before I switch to another tribe which has 8 bases to complete the army. Trying to slot them in amount my medievals to mix it up a bit.

Figures are 28mm Victrix and LBM transfers.



Cheers
Matt

Friday, July 10, 2020

Saxon Pirates in the Loire!

The Saxon pirates raided the south and west coast of modern Brittany and Pays de Loire, plus Normandy, settling permanently around Bayeux and on the Belle-Île in the mouth of the Loire, and along the St Malo coast. They were particularly active the 5th century raiding Angers and Nantes. A Roman allied contingent from Normandy also were part in the Roman Confederation defeat of Attila the Hun at Chalons in 451AD.

My Saxon pirate commander is named  Eadwacer, who raided up the Loire in the 5th century.  These figures are 28mm from the Footsore miniatures range.





Cheers
Matt 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Aulerci Diablintes Tribesmen X

Aulerci Diablintes Tribesmen 


Completed another unit for my Aulerci Diablintes tribe. Figures are 28mm Victrix miniatures with LBM transfers. A few individual shots





Friday, July 3, 2020

Gilbert and Robert de Umfraville, Earl of Angus

Another Anglo Scottish spear unit completed this week, a little different as they fought for the English predominantly.

Gilbert de Umfraville, Earl of Angus was a minor when his father died and was a ward of Simon de Montfort, he fought with Simons Rebels at Evesham and was pardoned by King Henry III. He later fought in the welsh wars in 1276. He adhered to Margret if Norway’s claim to the Scottish crown and participated on the English campaign in 1296. After John Balloil was exiled in 1296 his lost the title of Earl of Angus, but was still referred to as the Earl of Angus.

Robert de Umfraville inherited the empty title in 1308 remaining Loyal to Edward III. He was summoned to the coronation of King Edward II of England in February 1308. He was Joint Lieutenant and Guardian of Scotland from 21 June 1308, and appointed to treat for peace with the Scots on numerous occasions. He fought at the Battle of Bannockburn, and was taken prisoner after the battle by Robert Bruce, but soon released. In 1316 he was commissioned to treat with the Scots for a truce. He never reconciled with Robert and remained in England on his estates, forfeiting his property and title. His son Gilbert tried to recover his estates backing the Balloil cause in 1332.

I plan to also portray Gilbert as a squire for Evesham as part of my Barons wars project.

Miniatures are from the Claymore and Anteluvian miniatures ranges