Archive for 15mm

Field of Glory: The Lions of England

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on August 6, 2017 by Sean

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve gotten some painting in for my Hundred Years’ War English 15mm army for Field of Glory. The army has been long in the making, started years ago. I had nearly finished it before my gaming group at the time stopped playing FoG, leaving me with little motivation to finish it.  All that was left were the commanders and the camp.

But now I return. I’ve added the commanders and the camp, bringing the army to a close. While I could add some bases for variety (say unmounted versions of the knights or some more archers and barricades), the army is done.

The army is based off the force that was present at the Battle of Crecy (1346) during the Hundred Years War. I tried to follow the actual units and heraldry of the lords that fought there. The bases for the commanders get a simple roman numeral on the front and back and stars to help differentiate them from the mass of troop bases.

The first commander, the army’s Commander in Chief, is King Edward III himself. He sits on his finely armored warhorse, flanked by the flag of England and his personal banner. Like the other banners in the army, I hand-painted the banners based on reference pics. I could have used printed banners, but decided to attempt the painting myself.

Next up is Edward III’s son, the Prince of Wales. While only 16 years old at the time of Crecy, Edward still commanded the 1st Battle, right wing of the army and proved himself in combat. The name of the Black Prince came later. The miniature here is accompanied by a banner man, flying the flag of England, festooned with the ribbon of the eldest son (also seen on the prince’s shield and horse armor). I added an archer to link him to Wales.

The last commander is William de Bohun, the Earl of Northhampton. He commanded the left wing of the army. While he has an elaborate decoration on his armor and horse, I decided to give him a simple pennant with the St. George’s Cross. Along with him I added Richard Fitzalan, the Earl of Arundel (or at least a liege knight).

The final pic is the English camp. All armies in Field of Glory are required to have a counter representing their rear camp, supplies, reserves, etc. I wanted it to look a little busy, the ground churned with activity, with plenty of soldiers moving about. The base has a grouping of tents, along with various guards and servants. I used extra models from the army (English billmen, mounted crossbowman, Welsh spearman, etc.). Since the French were shadowing the English and were blocking their way at Crecy, I figured the camp was set up with some haste; guards stand ready to defend just in case.

Field of Glory: Armored Might

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on August 2, 2016 by Sean

With a renewed interest in Field Of Glory at my FLGS, I’ve returned to my Hundred Years War English force. It’s fun to get back to 15mm and all the heraldry for the army. Old posts feature the rest of the army; these battlegroups constitute the final units for the army, except for the camp and commanders. Like almost all of the rest of the army, they are from Old Glory 15’s miniature line.

The English force is designed to represent the army that fought the French at Crecy in 1346. The commanders will be Edward III, King of England; Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince; and Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Those will follow soon.

These pics are the English Knights and the dismounted Men-at-Arms.

The Knights were fun to do, following the heraldry of the lords who actually fought at Crecy. A good mix of color, though the English seemed to favor red, white, black, blue, and yellow. They of course fly a banner of St. George. Doing checkers on 15mm models was not easy, but they came out pretty nice.

The dismounted Men-at-Arms are similarly armored and marked. All the 4-base battlegroups have a standard, including the standard of Edward III, The Black Prince, St. George, and the one here, the banner of Thomas de Beauchamp, the army’s Marshal at Crecy. This gives the army more color and variety, plus makes it easier to tell battlegroups apart on the table.

Napoleonic Generals

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Sean

Here are some of Napoleon’s generals, based for Field of Glory. This is part of a client’s continually built army.

The generals (from left to right) are Soult, Moncey, and Ney, each with a valet/bodyguard/subaltern.

The single-based models represent command pips; the client wanted models instead of counters on the table.

Napoleonic Cavalry

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on February 16, 2012 by Sean

Here are a pair of battle groups for the Napoleonic army I’m doing for a client.

First are Hussars, some of the most ostentatious cavalry I’ve ever done. Green coats and vest, red trousers and cuffs, collars, and plumes. The other are simpler, just Guard Lancers wearing the Polish style.

Napoleonic Battle Groups

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Sean


Here is a selection of Napoleonic soldiers for a client. The rules set used is Lasalle. The miniatures are 15mm, from Old Glory. The size of most Napoleonic armies (in this case for the Peninsula Campaign) means the army is just massive, with 10+ Battle Groups, including infantry, cavalry, and cannon.

I’m not very familiar with the Napoleonic era (at least as a gamer) so painting and organizing the units was a bit of work. Napoleonic soldiers were clothes horses compared to almost every historical models I’ve painted before. I tried to achieve authenticity for the units, even if they aren’t accurate as far as plumes/epaulets/sashes, etc.


American Armored Rifle Platoon part 2

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Sean


Continuing with the American Armored Rifle Platoon for a client’s army from Flames of War, I feature the M3 half-tracks. Simple olive drab color scheme; a lot easier than German equivalents, certainly.


American Armored Rifle Platoon part 1

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on October 2, 2011 by Sean

My most recent work has been US Armored Infantry for a client. He wanted the standard uniforms that would allow him to use them in any theatre (Early, Mid, and Late War).

More to come.