Saturday, July 26, 2008
German foot knights 1x4Bd. These fellows, like their mounted counterparts wear the transitional armour of the late 14th/ early 15th C. This was the first armour that saw steel plated attached to limbs thus allowing for greater mobility and protection than the chain mail of previous centuries. In this time period the "hounskull" bacinet ( helmet) was almost universal through out Western Europe.
German noble knights. Feudal and alodial the GErman states of the middle ages were a mad conglomeration of minor dutchies, powerful families, church lands, independent merchant towns. All of which owed fealty to the Holy Roman Empire but always held their own interests above any such loyalties.
Friday, July 25, 2008
here it is my take on III/78 Early Russian first up arrayed shot featuring " MIghty Gates of Novgorod" by Patrick Patterson CCF's camp maker extraordinaire
PLEASE IGNORE THESE PHOTOS THEYA RE TERRIBLE OUR CAMERA IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ITS AUTO FOCUS FEATURE I APOLOGISE FOR THE POOR IMAGE QUALITY
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Monday, February 18, 2008
recently I have been thinking up ways to make a boring infantry general interesting, and what better way to that than to add a few corpses! Doing this really adds a scense of drama to an element and makes it into a small vignette and is a great use for your extra figures in this case a rather unfortunate Saxon fyrdman
ODIN GUIDE OUR SHIPS
OUR AXES, SPEARS AND SWORDS
GUIDE US THROUGH THE STORMS THAT WHIP
AND IN BRUTAL WAR...
"IN SEARCH OF VIKINGS" - AMON AMARTH
Oh yes! this has to be my favorite arrayed shot EVER! Dad did an amazing job of capturing the drama of a Vking army storming the shore in search of plunder and conquest! Waht is remarkable about this picture is how the water part of the water way piece seemlessly blends into the grey background thus enhancing the feel of a dark and gloomy North Sea day and the doom that the darkenss heralds!
Essex Army pack
gotta love that cow! I NEED MORE COWBELL!!!..... que Blue Oyster Cult.....
the cow started life as a vanilla minifigs beastie but Patrick added some greenstuff and bent the horns down to give it that charactersitic highland cattle look. Anyone know what these kind of cattle are called???