War of the Roses – More heavy foot Polearms

Following up on the previous post here are another set of heavy foot for this period. This time there are 11 ADLG bases – so 22 DBA bases. Below is a shot of all of them I focus on in this post. I’ll then show them in a little more detail lower down. These again follow the same pattern as the previous models and grow out my collection so I should be able to provide the toys for both sides for War of the Roses games.

These first two set of models are from second hand/bring and buy stall purchase. So, I am not 100% sure the maker. I suspect they may be ‘Rank and File’ as there were other models in that set from that manufacturer. They were also models from the 90’s… If they are those then I think the molds may be owned now by Old Glory 15mm.

The largest number of them are in an odd pose. The halberds being held as it is a little weird to my mind. It’s kind of ‘present arms’ pose from modern rifle drill. I’m not sure that is a practical fighting stance but heck I have them, so painted them.

There were a few models with a better poses (and may be a different manufacturer) – which you can see in the far right base. Either way, these have been painted with a large variety of outfits. So I can use these guys as levy or mediocre quality troops in ADLG or have them as retinue as well. The pose is so unique for differentiating them anyway.

I suspect other than for large games the weird pose bases batch will not get much use – but I had them so painted them. The next set of three bases are basically the same style as most of them in pervious set of 4. Given a choice at full price I would have not got these but on bring and buy stalls you get what there is and these will ‘bulk up’ my forces for the period cheaply. The one advantage is they are not all the same pose (which I hate unless troops really were in formed units). So that is a saving grace.

This last set of bases have models from Peter Pig and Essex. You can see the better poses in my opinion. That is also the reason that these have the flags, as they are much more likely to be used in games. These ones for sure will be retinue figures for battles as they have different colours etc. These also have the faces more visible so have ore character to them. The flags again are from the Generic Peter Pig flag pack.

So there we are. Another set of foot models for the period.

About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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4 Responses to War of the Roses – More heavy foot Polearms

  1. davekay says:

    These guys look good lined up together, I also like the effect of the varied flocking you have used.

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thanks – for the flocking I wanted to try to give a somewhat realistic look. For Northern Europe I find the batches of grass and soil as I do for the Middle East. I also do like the look.

  2. Very nice, Mark! 🙂 I like them all actually!

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