Built from the Fireforge Games Foot Sergeants box, with the addition of a standard bearer (not in shot) from some small, discreet, largely unloved scree slope of my lead mountain, they are obviously crossbowmen and will be identifiably Gascon crossbowmen (from the King of England's territiories in France, you see) once I finish their banner!
The figures go together well, but as is usual with multi-part kits, you do get a few less useable poses, namely the stooping ones in this case, which would be better I think in a melee unit (watch this space....)
As stated above, this is the first infantry unit I have completed for this project. Only another couple of dozen to go.....
I did not take my usual route and paint a few samples, but dived in and did the whole unit. I am also still looking for details of liveries and similar worn/ carried by commoners in this era, so if anyone has anything of note or can direct me accordingly, that would be marvellous. Needless to say, there is a hoard of info on those colourful noblemen for both sides.
|The right flank|
|The middle of the unit. I had not noticed how arge the crossbow's loading stirrup is on these models before I saw this shot...|