Friday, 28 September 2012

Flagmen, Clubmen, Drummer

Some more recruits for the "revolting" Peasant / Workers army, again with 13th century Gent Guild banners from the Dansk Figursspilsforening site.
Two simple conversions, a body halves swop to the left and an arm swop to the right
The bod from the Strelets Medieval levy (1) set carrying the Barrel makers guild flag, the Plaster´s Guild flag is carried by a Redbox Hussite

The drummer. There´s not a lot of drummers for medieval bods, as far as I know there are only 3 that have been commercially made, all by Valdemar. Large bodied Tabors may not have been used until the 13th century, and then not in battle, but it´s not hard to see why not.
The body is from Zvezda´s Medieval peasant army set, the head from Zvezda´s French knights, drum and drum sticks from Revell´s Imperial infantry set. The belt is made from Paper.

Portrait of the Minnesinger (medieval German courtly love poet) with his musicians. Illustration from the Codex Manesse, c.1300.
Showing  Drum, pipe, fiddle with curved bow (psaltery)

I´ve been asked a few times to put up pics of the whole collection...I will but it might be next year,,for the Big Army Day (Gloranthan Army blog) on the 14th of June next year. Until medieval army collection so from nearly 2 years ago can be seen HERE
It´s expanded a bit since then, the baggage train is nearly double the size, the same for the Hussites. There´s the new burgundian army, the Normans and El Cid armies. The infantry and cavalry has nearly doubled, the seige park has been added to quite a lot as well,  the Crusaders weren´t even in the pictures and there´s a lot more civilians/ "revolting" peasants now. 


  1. Figurine and flag is perfect , congratulation .

  2. The drummer conversion is brilliant, and the banner bearers will be a great focal point for your peasant army. Well done that man.

  3. Most impressive-especially the lengths you went to produce the drummer.

  4. Very nice work. Impressive flags too.

  5. That is some fantastic work. The banners you have done are amazing.

  6. Wonderful Paul and those standards really bring them to life.

  7. Great stuff Paul. What size are those flags? They look like they might be 25mm/1inch squares. I need to make a banner in a hurry and was just wondering.

    1. Thanks Sean
      Close guess :-D
      They are 2.1cm´s tall, the width I have forgotten but it must be about the same (when folded) Probably too big for real scaled down flags but i like BIG flags! :-D
      Go to the Dansk Figursspilsforening (on the link or under review and recources to the right) and search out the flags you want. The flags are very generously free from them. Copy onto your PC, then use word to resize. With some, this may take one or two attempts as they come in a block of flags. Then just print, cut out and glue together.
      The Grimsby wargames society
      also very kindly, has a huge amount of excellent free flags (Under flag downloads)


    2. I forgot to add..the paper I print the flags on is normal printer paper and that the Grimsby Wargames society now has a tutorial on making flag tranfers

  8. Great work, Paul. Loving the conversions!

  9. Great flags and figures, they are two great resources!!

  10. Fantastic conversions Paul and am really fond of that drummer!

  11. Very nice "moving" sculpts. And your gents are adorned nicely too.

  12. they are all excellent bods!!!! the only thing is that the drummer should be female, just to make anne happier ;-) apart from that all excellent those conversions have turned some odd looking zvezda poses into some realistic ones! Awsome paul!

  13. I intend to steal your ideas, being without sufficient imagination and shame.


  14. Go ahead Dannibal. Basically if it´s out there on the web, and aint´got a copy right plasrtered all over it then it´s fine :-D

  15. Excellent conversions! Simple but very good!


  16. Great figures and flags. I like them very much.