But on with the entry and the pics.
For quite a while I'd wanted to do a 28mm army for FoG:AM but had been put off by the cost and none of the plastic ranges available really appealed. Then I came across the Parry's plastics for the Wars of the Roses and just knew that I had to do it. So, several purchases were made. I'd already picked up a pack of the European mercenaries and added to that 2 packs of WotR infantry, 2 packs of mounted men at arms (half will be done as knights/men at arms and the other half as currours) and a pack of foot knights. These will be enough for me to do up a starter army - later on I'll probably buy a couple more packs of infantry and another of mercenaries to add some of the optional units (northern border foot, militia foot, mercenaries); it will also allow me to bring all three retinues up to eight bases of archers.
Since then I've also bought a copy of Lion Rampant. Although it is intended for singly based figures, it can be used with multi-based figures as well but you need a way of recording casualties.
But you want pictures. I've painted up the sixty figures as retinues of three different fictional lords.
Edward Kneale, Earl Anderida
Charles Kneale, Baron Broadstone
Piers Rose, Earl Chelwood
I'm quite pleased with how the "murrey" came out on the liveries for this retinue.
Although my leanings are to the House of Lancaster (my mum was a Lancashire lass), I do want to be able to use these as supporters of either house for gaming. To that end, I have made use of white flowers and red blossom tufts - half the bases have the flowers in front and blossoms in rear; the other half have them reversed. As this wasn't particularly clear in the photos above, I've taken a couple more to show this:
I might do another post later to show progress on the 6mm ACW cavalry, but will probably schedule it to post tomorrow morning.