Thursday 16 May 2013

Bannockburn (Pt3) Welsh Archers

Commanded by the 2nd Earl of Pembroke(Third creation) Aymer de Valence (c. 1275 – 23 June 1324) who not only led Edward II from the field of Bannockburn but managed to lead his Welsh archers and spearmen back to Wales.
The flag is basically made up, I took the top left quarter of the banner of the Earls of Pembroke (Hastings - Earls of Pembroke, fourth creation). The bod carrying it I painted up in welsh colours. He´s not Aymer but just a generic Knight.. Aymer will be represented with a mounted bod.
Bods from Strelets Army of Henry V set. Why EVERY archer in the set has the arrow laid on the wrong side of the bow stave is a mystery.
This lot are from the Strelets Norman archers set.......and have the arrows laid on the correct side of the bow stave.
The English army so far.
A new site for Bloggers who paint, collect and wargame with 1/72nd scale bods.(the link´s on the right under 1/72 Miniatures)
Dan from Merseybooks blog is looking for painters of individual medieval bods,  ideally 28mm, 20mm, or 15mm for a book he´s writing. Link HERE


  1. Nice does not cut itmfor these!

  2. Greate painting Paul

    Best regards Michael

  3. Again with the strings, again with the lovely bod painting!

  4. Lovely work Paul, I had never really thought about which side was correct before: cue lots of air arrow firing at the desk!

  5. The archers of Henry V don't have their arrows on the wrong side of the bow, Mr Bods. Rather they are a special unit whose bows shoot only around right hand corners. BTW, very nice paint work, sir.

  6. great stuff Paul! thanks for the link... ohh My site is on there :-D I better hurry up and upload the pics of my new, blue, Russian tank.

    would that make it a blue red tank? which is terrible as I am red blue colour blind. to me it would all be purple.

  7. Wow, these are really nice. Normally I don't like bow strings but you've done a sterling job with them.

  8. Thanks for the plug! Can you drop me an email at DanielMersey at yahoo dot com. Ta!