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PM MykeCole
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This time with actual pictures! Rebel Army of Henry Tudor
MykeCole
17th Aug 2016 02:00:39

Again, apologies for borking that last post. Now I'm using TinyPic, instead of my own site, so the pictures should show. Here's my second attempt at painting in 6mm (DBA army - Rebel Army of Henry Tudor). Again, I'd love gentle/respectful advice. Thanks!

Here's the whole army:

General's element (Knights):

Stiffened English Billmen:

Dismounted Retainers/Men-at-Arms:

French Pikemen:

Mercenary Handgunners:

Retinue Longbowmen:


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dourpuritan
17th Aug 2016 06:02:45

Very nice work on those.


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steve1
18th Aug 2016 06:59:31

Some very nice work there!.


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jbickley00
20th Aug 2016 06:20:50

For the miniatures, these are terrific!  I would offer two bits of advice relating to bases:

First invest in some thicker wooden ones.  I currently use 6mm thick bases custom made through litko (I base my minis for Napoleon's Battles, Volley and Bayonet, Age of Reason and for the Hail Caesar/Pikeand Shotte/Black Powder family) as I like the extra heft.  I have many more armies than I care to admit based on 3mm thick bases.  The 6mm spears/lances/pikes etc are fragile and the less you have to handle the miniature the better, so thicker bases let you pick the stands up from the base for safer mini handling.

Second, if you are a fan of DBA then I say go big! you only need 12 units for an army. I would play the game using a 4x4 space and 80x40(ish - as appriopriate) bases.  You want those bowmen to look like a unit put 36 ior 48 of them on a base. Similary 12-18cavalry on a base are simply stunning. I say go big (assuming yopi have rooom for a 4x4 table).  

Try it with a favorite army or tow, I did with republican romans and a Pyrric opposition force and wow. What a difference it makes. Peter does not lie about this.


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MykeCole
20th Aug 2016 07:58:11

Thanks! That's good advice. I am currently using Litko's flexible, magnetic base bottoms. I will try the larger size in wood for a couple of armies and post results. 

My only worry is, if I like it, then I have to rebase all these. More work! Oh well, anything worth doing is worth doing right, eh? Thanks again.


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jbickley00
23rd Aug 2016 02:31:33

If you go large, you won't want to go back.  


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dourpuritan
23rd Aug 2016 06:50:55

Might well try out JB's ideas for a Britain AD43 campaign I've been planning for some time. 


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rsjahn
26th Aug 2016 07:42:13

Very nice!

You have used grey for the suits of armour? Have you tried using metallic colours? I have use them for my swiss/burgundian armies and find them making a more, well, metallic appearance and a magnificent look. And if you put some dark ink on the metallic colour afterwards, it gives a fine shade and brings up all the details.

Ralf


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dourpuritan
26th Aug 2016 10:02:23

Is it grey? I thought it was a metallic that had been dulled to give the impression of armour that has been out on campaign (and perhaps earning the squire a clip round the ear for too little elbow grease).


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MykeCole
26th Aug 2016 12:21:05

I used Reaper Miniatures "Honed Steel" for all the metal. I do have a dark ink wash, which I'll try applying. Thanks for the tip!


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