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Guide for painting English Livery & BAdges for the War of Roses time frame

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under Posted by

Having been inspired by Saxon Dogs painted English archer.  I did a search on units uniform colors.  This is what I found on TMP.   A pretty good list for painting English Livery & Badges.   If you haven’t seen what Saxon Dog has done with the Warhammer Bretonnia Archers.  Well it is amazing.

Edward Neville, Lord Abergavenny [d.1476] – green and white
William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel [d.1487] – red and white
John Touchet, Lord Audley [d.1490] – yellow and red
John, Viscount Beaumont [d.1460] – white
William, 7th Lord Berkeley [active until at least 1483] – red
John Bouchier, Lord Berners [d.1474] – yellow and green
Humphrey Stafford, Duke of Buckingham [d.1460] – black and red
(also Henry Stafford d. of Buckingham, d.1483).
Sir Thomas Burgh/Borough of Gainsborough [d.1496] – blue
George, Duke of Clarence [d.1478] – murrey and blue
Thomas, Lord Clifford [d.1455] – white
Brooke, Lord Cobham [Edward d. 1464, John d. 1515] – black and red
Sir Marmaduke Constable [d. 1518] – red
Sir John Conyers [d.1490?] – white
Sir Richard Croft [d.1509] – white and blue
Randolf/Ranulph Lord Dacre of Gilsland [d.1461] – four stripes barry yellow and blue
Sir Richard Fiennes, Lord Dacre of the South [d.1483] – white
Thomas Courtney, Earl of Devon [1st, d.1458, 2nd d.1461] – red
Digby family – blue
Thomas Grey, Marquis of Dorset [d.1501] – white and dark red [murrey]
(also known as 3rd Lord Grey, 8th Lord Ferrers, Earl of Huntingdon in 1471, Marquis of Dorset in 1475)
Edward, Earl of March/Edward IV [d.1483] – murrey and blue
Edward, Prince of Wales [d.1471] – red and black
Henry Bouchier, Earl of Essex [1st d.1483, 2nd d.1529] – black and green
Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter [d.1475] – white and red
William Neville, Lord Fauconberg, Earl of Kent [d.1463] – white and blue
Walter Devereaux, 7th Baron Ferrers [d.1485] – white and red
Sir Edward Grey, 2nd Lord Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby [d.1461] – green
Sir John Radcliffe, Lord Fitzwalter [d.1461] – blue
William Bourchier, Lord Fitzwaurin or Fitz-Warine [still active 1469] – white and red [?]
Henry Lord Grey of Codnor [d.1496] – red and green
Edmund, Lord Grey of Ruthin and Earl of Kent in 1465 [d.1490] – red
Sir James Harrington [d.after 1497] – black [?]
William, Lord Hastings [d.1483] – dark red [or purple] and blue
Henry VI [d.1471] – white and blue
Henry VII – white and green
William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke [d.1469] – blue and red
John Howard, Duke of Norfolk [d.1485] – red
Thomas Howard [d.1524] – red and white
Thomas Talbot, Viscount Lisle or L’Isle [d.1470] – blue
Robert, 3rd Lord Hungerford and Lord Molynes [d.1464] – red and green
Francis, Viscount Lovell [died after 1487?] – blue and yellow
Thomas Fitzalan, Lord Maltravers, 12th Earl of Arundel in 1487 [d.1524] – black
John Neville, Lord Montague, earl of Northumberland 1464-1470 [d.1471] – red and black
Walter Blount, Lord Mountjoy – blue
John Neville 2nd Earl of Westmoreland [d.1461] – black and red
John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk [Ist d.1461, 2nd d.1476] – blue and red
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland [2nd earl d.1455, 3rd earl d.1461, 4th earl d.1489] – red and black
John De Vere, Earl of Oxford [Ist d. 1462, 2nd d. 1512] – orange or orange tawney
John Paston [d.1479] – red
Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke [d.1495] – white and green
Edward Poynings [active in 1485] – red
Richard of Gloucester/Richard III [d.1485] – murrey and blue
Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers and Lord Scales [d.1483] – green [but noted as blue and tawney at a tournament of 1478]
Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers [d.1491] – green
Thomas, Lord Roos [d.1464] – blue and yellow
Edmund, Earl of Rutland [d.1460] – murrey and blue
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Westmoreland, [d.1460] – red and black
John, Lord Scrope of Bolton [d. 1498] – white
John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury [1st d. 1460, 2nd d. 1473] – red and black
Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset [d.1464] – white and blue
Thomas, Lord Stanley later Earl of Derby [d.1504] – orange tawney and green
William Stanley [d.1495] – red
John De La Pole, Duke of Suffolk [d.1491] – blue and yellow
Humphrey Talbot [active until at least 1483] – black and white
Rhys Ap Thomas ‘The Raven’ [active until at least 1485] – white
Richard Tunstall [d.1491] – black and white [?]
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick [d.1471] – red
Lionel, 6th Lord Welles [d.1461] – black and red?
John, Lord Wenlock [d.1471] – white
Henry Willoughby – blue
Robert, Lord Willoughby [d.1501] – red and white
Richard, Duke of York [d.1460]- blue and white
John, Lord Zouche [d.1526] – black and murrey [murrey and purple were often confused]

Town contingents and militias:
1455 Coventry – green and red
1461 Rye – red

Flesh washes for your miniatures

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under Posted by

Early last year I dropped my bottle on good old Citadel flesh wash.   The one in the old hexagonal bottle.  This was the best flesh wash around.   The bad part it has been OOP for years.  Lately I have been trying to find a replacem…

Another Great video on No 1 MKIII enfield by Rob

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under Posted by

Another great video shooting the Enfield.   Rod has made another excellent video of the rifle and its use in WW1.

100K views a mile stone for this blog

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under Posted by

I thought I would not reach this point on this blog.  But I finally made it.  Thanks to all the folks that view this blog.  I know that I need to put out more pictures of my work.  More AAR reports but gaming has been very far betwe…

Japanese Goblins

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Trying something new.  I used my wife cellphone to take picture of these little devils.  Really need to make a photo booth to take pictures.   But back to the Goblins.   These are the one made by AEG for the Five Clans miniatu…

Antony Barton’s painting guide.

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

AB miniatures to me are the Best miniature in 15mm around.   I can look at his figures for hours.   Basically marvel at the detail of his work.  Lately I have been collecting his excellent 20mm WW2 figures.  This is an outstanding l…

Check out Skull and Crown Blog

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under Posted by

I found this blog on the Face book page called “Oldhammer in a new world”   The group is using the the original Warhammer Fantasy books.    I still have some of mine.  I enjoyed play the old version.  This is before the magic p…

Ninjas for Daisho

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

Here is part of my ninja collection for Daisho, Oriental D & D and other RPG rule.   Boy these figures have been hiding in a box for since the 1987.   Haven’t bought the Daisho rules and Ronin rules I had to find these battle harden veter…

Nato 86 / southern front 15mm Spanish forces by Totentanz Miniature

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Just found this on facebook.  Totentanz Miniature is in the progress of manufacturing  Nato Spanish Army.   The figure and vehicles are very well done.  AMX30 tanks, VEC 90 heavy recon vehicles, BMR wheeled APC and more.   This…

Copplestone Colonial miniatures

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Copplestone has two lines of miniature that would fit into the MWWBK colonial period.  Darkest Africa and Back of Beyond.   Darkest Africa is the German vs British colonial figures.   While Back and Beyond is Bolsheviks, White Russian, C…

Pulp Figures for use it MWWBK

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Pulp figures makes some miniatures that would be late colonial period.   Early 1900’s to about 1930.  Also I think they would fit into VSF.   Bob Murch is the sculptor and maker of there figures.  The Zepplin crew is nice.   Th…

Age of Aetius & Arthur rules

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

Does anyone know who sells these rules in the US.  No one seems to have any Saga products in stock.  I have most of the rule sets but have slowed down on buying new version due to the lack of people interested in the game in my area.   T…

Bundeswher Tank equipment charts via Fire & Fury

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

This I figure would great for the people at are following my Bundeswher Cold War Army build.  I’ve several question on the tank TO&E for the Bundeswher.   This might help out.German is Leopard /red in M48A2G2

Victoria Miniature 28mm VSF

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Victoria Miniature has very interesting line of resin figures.  These are a perfect fit for the VSF.  The miniature are based for 40K of Warhammer.   The miniatures are 30mm scale but should fit in with most of the figures I have reviewe…

28mm Colonial Japanese miniature

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I figure that these figures would fit into the MWWBK era.   Oshiro miniature are brand new for this company.  These figures would be in the Boxer Rebellion time period.   Oshiro  Link:Oshiro modelterrrainBac Ninh Miniature &nbs…

Askari 28mmColonial miniatures

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Askari fills in the lessor colonial nations. Russians, Italians, Spanish and Germans.   The period should fit in with MWWBK period just fine.  Let’s face not many manufacturers are making Russians or Italians.  The Miniature are reasonab…

How Viking really fought.

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Watching TV or movies you watch in amazement how the Viking fought.  Now this video shows how the Vikings really fought.

Brigade Games VSF miniatures by Paul Hicks

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Here is another bunch of VSF miniatures.  This time made by Brigade games, by the way gets a lot of my money.   The line is some of the nice sculpts made.   These miniature can be found here. VSF – SteampunkNow for the pictures.Empirical…

Selling off my Ral partha colonials

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under Posted by

It is time to clear out the dungeon of doom.   I found my painted Zulu by Ral Partha.  Back when I bought them these where the figures to have.   Going to post pictures later.   Most are based on 20mm dia bases.

Ironclad Miniatures VSF for MHWBK

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Oh, this company is going to put a hurt on my checkbook.   Ironclad miniature makes a very wide range of the VSF miniature.   The company take paypal…   You can view the complete line here.Ironclad Miniatures    Their include…

Black Tree Design miniature 28mm Colonials miniatures

Posted on March 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Today I’m profiling Black Trees miniatures.  Having bought their Boers for the Neulandia campaign, I found that they fit in very well with the Artizan miniatures that I have.    These figures can be bought here from Black Tree design USA…

Artizan Designs Colonial British miniatures

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Today is Artizan Design’s 28mm Colonial range of British and Punjabi troops.  I have to say I do like Artizan miniature.  They paint up well, plus some nice poses.   In the USA  Brigade Games cares the line.  Link: North W…

Studio Miniature 1890’s British colonial period troop

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Today I’m posting pictures of the Studio Miniature excellent 1890 British troops.  This is part of the earlier posting to show how many miniature companies are making 28mm colonial period figures.  Hope people are following this thread of &nb…

Amazing terrain made by Shrewsbury Wargames Society

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

Found these pictures on one of my facebook sites I follow…  Had to share these with the people that follow my blog.

Tiger miniatures German Colonial troops

Posted on March 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This should get my buddy Anton very excited as his forces in the campaign are Germans.   Tiger miniatures has some very unique figures in this line..  Where else would you find  Somoa Fita Fita troops!    German Colonial Troops…