The banners are still on my painting table, awaiting completion, which I hope to achieve in the next few days. Then just the usual varnish, base and texture. Figures are the Fireforge plastic Teutonic Knights and Sergeants except in a couple of cases. Whilst I have enough details to cover knights who were known to be in both Clifford's and De Valence's retinues at Bannockburn, I have as yet been unable to get definitive details on either Gloucester's or Hereford's retinues. Some of the knights in the collection going forwards may not even have been at Bannockburn, or even in Scotland during this period, but I have the heraldic details and I am going to use them!!!
|One of the aforementioned possible/ probable non-Bannockburn knights is Sir John Giffard of Bowers Giffard in Essex. His heraldry features in the Osprey "Scottish and Welsh War"s book.|
|Fleur-de-lys frustrate the crap out of me and they usually end up looking like Christmas trees. These just look like Vladimir's trident from the Ukrainian football team badge, so that is an improvement in my book.|
|Sir Hugh de Vere, brother of the Earl of Oxford, from the same source as Giffard (sort of...see below)|
|William Latimer of Corby. This heraldry too survives into the HYW.|
|A front three quarter shot, showing Marmaduke de Thweng (white), Ralph de Monthermer (yellow) and Robert de Mohaut (Blue), now joined by the rest of Gloucester's gang.|