Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Camp pieces and farm animals.

After painting a number of Late Medieval German armies I added a peasant force, 12 elements strong with an idea to have sufficient material for a rebellion. At the time I had not constructed any camps so made the two projects as one.

With 12 Late Medieval armies representing the various duchies in Bavaria and Austria I did not imagine there would be a need for 12 different camps. Neither did I want two camps serving multi-functional duty.

In the photo series, you will note six different forms which serve as a camp area. I have assembled a wide variety of camp followers, animals and vignettes to offer opposing sides some colourful options. All the “loose” items are placed on circular Litko bases and covered. 

The next step is to add flags, shields and stacked weapons based in the same fashion. 

Photo 1, is a group photo of the six forms with camp followers. 




Photo 2, is a Donnington cooking set.


Photo 3, are Museum baggage and camp followers serving as drovers. The mules are from Minifigs. 


Photo 4, are women and children from Minifigs, some of which carry wood.


Photo 5, are Museum sheep.


Photo 6, Museum farmers and Nuns.


Photo 7, are from Donnington. The seated civilians come with one log which I cut in two pieces. Extra Donnington civilians are added to fill the base. The roasting pig is also a Donnington piece.


Photo 8, cattle and geese are Museum, goats are Minifigs and herder with pigs are Donnington.


Photo 9, are two sets; a field blacksmith and horse being shod


All my Late Medieval collection are from Legio Heroica which are well sculpted and detailed figures, but stand taller than the majority of manufacturers. Civilians based in this manner do not need to conform to Heroica standards, so more can be added as I find them.

Cheers,  

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