I'm going to assemble a small set of swashbuckling miniatures for skirmishing and roleplaying.
I've decided to primarily use Boreder Reiver miniatures from Hoka Hey Wargaming as I like the style of their sculptor, Jim Bowen, and the Elizabethan/Tudor look is different from the more usual 'musketeer' ranges.
I'll be adding to this core set of miniatures with existing civilian models from my Pirates project and my fantasy collection.
I started with a set of personalities with matching mounted versions (which I'd originally purchased to be a lost tribe of Conquistadores for my Pirates RPG), a set of Irish including a pair of monks, bishop both mounted and foot versions and a group of pikemen.
Once these were underway i also bought a group of civilians and a set of men with calivers for some firepower.
I also bought some geese from Warbases.
As 2019 draws to an end I've managed to complete my original collection of miniatures for this project except for the mounted ones which I've pt to one side to think about as I'm not 100% happy with them and they were slowing me down as I was spending too much time considering how to aproach them.
As a consolation though, I've painted four Reaper miniatures that I hope will be the player characters.
I've always wanted to have a force of Landsknechts and this is a perfect project for them to be added to.
I went on to eBay and bought a small selection of old metal and new plastic Games Workshop Empire troops; four gunners, four spearmen, four zweihanders and a (rather costly) commander.
I decided to split these into two groups of six, each with a distinctive colour scheme, and have the leader painted in a mixture of both schemes.
Here are the first set, the blue and yellow group..
Here are the red and whites with the leader wearing the colours of both groups.
I've painted my two Hovels churches. They need to be based.
Here they are based and ready to go.
All based and ready to go.
Scenery is mainly going to be my fantasy/medieval buildings with a few specific new pieces. The first of the new pieces is the brilliant church from Hovels, available in a standard version and a ruined one. The standard version is only £15.00 which is a real bargain.
I'm going to be using several existing miniatures for this project, particularly civilian miniatures from my fantasy and Pirates collection, but I want to showcase these two in particular as they're more characterful.
A Reaper adventurer and a Games Workshop duelist that I painted to be Luther Arkwright.