The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Friday, 9 March 2012

Bedford's Battle Stand One

Hi,

Back again! I know it's been a long time since I updated this blog and some of you may be wondering what happenned to me(?). For the past six or seven months or so I've been quite seriously ill and to be honest wargaming was really the last thing on my mind. It's been a very traumatic experience but I am certainly now over the worst and am getting back into the swing of painting mini's and planning games etc.

OK, explanation over with.

Here's a few snaps of Bedford's Battle that featured in the Battle of Verneuil game at Salute last year. I decided to go all out for Impetus style basing as this gives the maximum space to create drama and tension which can only serve to imrpove the vignettes on the bases.

If you want to read about my choices for miniatures, painting, heraldry etc you can pop over here, which will explain well, everything really.

I intend to photograph each base and say a little about why I chose to make certain choices as I put the models together etc. I hope to do one base a day but perhaps one every three is more realsitic with my current work load.

Please enjoy the images:










22 comments:

  1. WOW! absolutely stunning :-) nuff said.

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  2. So stunning av beautiful Darnell that one almost start to cry:)

    I realy don´t need these super pictures of Impetus bases minis it just start the re-basing bug... ;)

    Looking forward to the next.

    Best regards Dalauppror

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    1. Chicken soup is often a good cure I've heard ;P

      Serioulsy though, since the decline of WAB, re-basing has become a bit of a problem. With the Impetus size bases at least they can be used for Polaxed and possibly Hail Ceaser.

      Darrell.

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  3. He's back in the saddle - excellent :-)

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  4. Thanks Stephen- appreciated.

    And I don't intend to get saddle sore this time either :O))

    Darrell.

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  5. Hi Darrell, I'm really happy to know you're in a better form ! :)
    Really miniatures as usual !
    J-B

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    1. Thanks Jehan,

      And thanks to everyone who has wished me well- very much appreciated :O)

      Darrell.

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  7. Great stuff, so full of movement. Very good to see you are on the mend and getting back into the swing again.

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  8. Sorry to read you were not well. Glad you are feeling much better. Lovely work on the miniatures. The colours are excellent.

    Thank you for posting such lovely work.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  9. Darrell,
    Great news to hear that you're feeling better - and very nifty work on the rebasing.
    I'm starting to ponder Cravant terrain and forces for Salute 2013...????
    All the best.
    Simon.

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    1. @Simon, I wonder if we could built a hill up without the usual 'stepping' effect that would still hold the miniatures? Food for thought?

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  10. Good to have you back and glad that you're on the mend; whether you're painting or just leaving a comment it's all appreciated, you stick to your own pace as it's worth waiting for.

    All the best

    Stuart

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  11. It's good to see these figures again Darrell and look forward to seeing more in the future and lots of Mr Imries range.

    Cheers
    Dave

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    1. David's collection will certainly be making an appearence Dave. Had quite a good chat with Mr Imrie on Friday ;O)

      Darrell.

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  12. Glad your back on your feet Darrell.

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  13. Great to see you back and painting again Darrell. These really are inspirational figures and I agree with other comments that the Impetus style basing is really impressive. I can see me rebasing my Arthurians very soon.

    Do you remember how you painted the casualty figure at the front? I'm trying to get exactly that shade of orangey-brown and light blue for a unit I'm doing at the moment. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

    Peter.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that it's a mix of Valejo Dark Red with the very orangy red from one of their Panzer Aces sets. I'll check to see what the paint is actually called and get back to you here.

      As for the light blue, it's one of the Foundry triads, again I'll check for you and get back.

      Darrell.

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  14. Love the Clash of colours, the blue scabbard was brilliant, why have I never thought of that.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Glad to have you back and hope you recover to full strength soon. Beautiful painting as usual. Good to see accurate flag/banner poles. Very impressive.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  16. I'm just stunned... Extremely nice!

    Cheers
    Monty

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