Thursday, 18 July 2013

English command

Hello again.

After a while away from the colourful stuff whilst I trawled my way through sundry peasant types (photos to follow), I finally decided to put some order to the chaos with some command figures. Gloucester arrived and was posted a good while back. I still wanted a C-in-C and another two "brigadiers" however, so here come Edward I/II and his trusty fellows, Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, and Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford.

Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke. Painting this one tested my sanity even more than Lord Clifford. I found the best way for me was to start at the bottom of the caparison and work up to try and keep each stripe even in width as far as possible. Just thin the paint a little and keep your brush strokes as even and smooth as possible. Don't "dab" at the figure. Aymer is a 1st Corps/ Curtey's command figure (pack MEC1?) with a Fireforge sergeant standard bearer, whose weapon was cut and carved away from his right hand to receive the calico and brass wire standard.

Guess who??? Too easy. Edward I/II, of course. Another 1st Corps/ Curtey's command figure from pack MEC1.

Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. This figure is a Black Tree 100 Years' War figure, but with a greenstuff surcoat added to backdate him 30 years.

A close up of Pembroke's standard, "Burelly azure and argent arcry orle of martlets gules" (blue and white hoops with a border of small red birds to the rest of us! More hoops would have been better)


  1. Fantastic looking figures, impressive stuff. Painting straight horizontal lines is far harder than it looks (as I recently found out).


  2. Excellent heraldry! Inspiring work - I'm planning to do a de Valence figure soon too. Merry Christmas