Friday, 20 May 2016

Later Hungarian Generals & Royal Banderium

Later Hungarian Generals & Royal Banderium

As the final part of my new Later Hungarian Army I needed to complete suitable command figures and the Royal Banderium. I still have well over 150 unpainted Medieval knights and commanders left over in Project Lead Mountain and I had a sort though and picked out eighteen castings that I thought would be perfect for the Black Army of Hungary see here for details I had already done a painting experiment to create knights wearing blackened armour so I was confident of the final result. I used a mix of mostly Minifigs castings plus some Naismith/Roundway figures and a few others that I cannot identify. After some research I managed to come up with suitable flags and pennons for the lances. The DBx lists allow for four knight generals including a Szekler & a pair of Royal Banderium bodyguard elements. Here are the pictures of my completed figures. I have plenty of generic knights for the High Medieval period so I do not need to create any more elements for this army.

King Matthias & Royal Banderium all mixed Essex Castings

Two Hungarian & a Szekler Sub-generals element

Project Lead Mountain - 20th May 2016

Project Lead Mountain

As part of Project Lead Mountain, my ongoing painting attempt to clear out all my unpainted 15mm metal. either to add to my collection or sell off because I should not have bought the metal in the first place I have also been refreshing and rebasing my older figures and finishing left over castings to match elements already painted.

Here are the lasted ancients elements I have been working on as part of my Feudal Era collection.

Blackhat FE24 Armoured Crossbowmen Reg Bw O & Reg Ps O

Blackhat FE23 Unarmoured Crossbowmen Irr Bw O/I & Irr Ps O

Unknown Norman Crossbowmen Irr Ps O

Essex Feudal Crossbowmen Code unknown - might be remastered

Essex MID63 Heavy Crossbowmen in Kettle Helm Reg Ps O

Essex MID60 Medium Crossbowmen in Kettle Helm Reg Ps O

Essex MID59 Medium Crossbowmen in Barbute Helm Reg Ps O

Roundway RKV12 Venetian Crossbowmen with Scratchbuilt Pavise

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Caesaromagus 2016 - 26th/27th November 2016

Caesaromagus 2016 Details

Essex Warriors
and the
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November 2016

Writtle Village Hall
18 The Green

There is a [small] FREE off street car park opposite and you may also park freely in
nearby adjacent streets. There are a few local pubs and a Co-Op Supermarket nearby,

15 mm DBM v3.3 [Excluding the Bw X proposal] Singles 400 AP
Four Rounds - any army up to 1500 AD
Using either the old or the new (DBMM) army lists but not both together.

Saturday - check in from 8.30am, 1st round 9:30am - 1pm, 2nd round 2pm - 5:30pm.
Sunday - 3rd round 9am - 12:30pm, 4th round 1:30pm - 5pm, prize giving 5.30pm.

Entry Fee £25.00 - cheque or PayPal
Remember to put your name and competition details in the payment notes field.

[Students/unwaged half price, juniors free but they
MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times]

Entries by 30th October 2016 to:

List checker –
Lists to be in by 13th November 2016

For further information email: or Events

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Project Lead Mountain Continues 10th May 2016 Installment

Latest Installment Of Project Lead Mountain

I am still desperately trying to clear out my unwanted metal. I have been disposing of the surplus stuff over the last three years via EBay search User ID Dyson690 for my current offerings.

In the meantime I have also been painting up the 15mm metal to either add to my collection as I create long unpainted armies or to finally finish off missing options in armies I already have. Alongside this I have also been slowly working through my older figures and refreshing them with new bases to bring them into line with my newest figures.

Museum Miniatures MD29 Painted as Gascon False French Town Militia

Museum Miniatures MD26 English Retinue Billmen


Mixed Minifigs Armoured Infantry 

Minifigs Z630 French Spearmen rebased

Essex Crossbowmen NA15 & MID57 Mixed - I think

Unknown Javelinmen

Unknown Javelinmen

Essex NA15 Crossbowmen

Mixed Essex and Unknown Crossbowmen Reg Bw I for 11th C

60 Elements of Unknown Archers Irr Bw I/O for Sale in Batches of 6 or 12 Elements