Monday, February 28, 2011
In battle after battle through the 100 Years War, the deadly longbow of the English Army bested the knights of France. Thousands of French knights met their doom attacking these archers of the English king.
Shooting more than ten arrows a minute, the English & Welsh archers were able to send clouds of arrows into the French. The shorter ranged crossbows of the French meant that the crossbowmen were often decimated well before coming into shooting range of their own weapons.
The are plastic Warhammer figures from Tom's Army that I painted in the early 2000's
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The cry of "Ogre...Run for your lives," would make the blood run cold in any fantasy world. With his massive strength, brutal & cruel manner, Bonne Krusher the Ogre was a truly fearful monster.
Bonne Krusher Relies on his massive morningstar to make his point in every confrontation. Few are those brave enough to face Bonne's wrath.
This is a Ral Partha metal piece that I painted in the late 1970's for my D&D Campaigns.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This basic cannon design was the norm for more than a century. On ship or land the wooden carriage was strong and durable.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Heavy Cavalry was the shock and Awe force of the 17th Century.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Troopers of a US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment deploy as skirmishers as more troopers charges past.
From Cuba to the Philippines, volunteer cavalry fought to spread American power at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Musket men take deadly aim with their new and improved matchlock pieces.
Single shot muskets would soon spell doom to the heavy armored knights that had ruled the battlefield for centuries. Soon pike and musket armies, supported by fast lightly armored cavalry would be the main warriors for the next century.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Toijo Kokomuni is a samurai with the Minamoto Clan. His endless training has formed him into fearless killing machine.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Recognized as one of the best US Cavalry Regiments of the late 19th Century, The 10th was one of the famous "Buffalo Soldiers" units.
The 10th was a black unit with white officers. The most famous commander of the 10th was "Blackjack" Pershing. When offered command of the 1st US Cavalry Regiment (the lower the regimental number the higher the prestige the unit held) Pershing was said to have commented "why would I want to give up command of the best regiment in the army."
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Dragon Lady uses many tools to "get her way." When a solid message needs to be sent the HMG sends a very very strong message indeed. Cross the Dragon Lady and she will cut you down.
Both pieces are from Pulp Figures.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A leader in battle can not ask-he commands! This commander of a unite of Menoth Exemplar Errants is an expert at giving orders and leading his men.
The flag is always a point to call together the troops. This is even more evident in an army of such a strong religious fever as that of the forces of Menoth.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Three Renaissance Crossbowmen take steady aim from behind light cover.
The crossbow of the Renaissance Era was able to penetrate most armour of the day at moderate ranges. While slower than bow fire, the added penetration power was considered a balanced trade off. But a newer more powerful weapon was in the wings and with the next technological advance would surpass both bow and crossbow-the matchlock musket.