Feudal and Medieval Polish - Part 8
When One General Isn't Enough
As the current part of Project Lead Mountain draws to a close I am nearly at the stage that the Early Polish army is now complete. The army list runs from 960 AD to 1365 AD. This large time span means that you cannot legitimately use the same figures to represent all the elements in the army as around 1200 AD its look starts to change fundamentally.
I have completed the early part of the army and am now completing the last part of the mounted arm for the later part of the list. I spent today doing some research on what 13th C Russian cavalry should look like and I started the last three elements of 13th C Russian Cavalry Irr Cv O today but with the advent of 31 C of heat it meant that painting became a bit of a trial. I did manage to complete the four elements of Irr Kn S that represent the armies generals after 1242 AD. I still have 40 elements of Irr Sp I to paint for the later part of the list after 1200 AD because of the fundamental change in shield design and clothing styles around this time.
I am very happy with how the generals elements have turned out. The waterslide Polish Eagle transfers on the generals shields work perfectly. I have also created paper flags for the standard bearers which set off the command stands and will make them stand out on the tabletop when mixed in with other Polish Nobles elements.They are a mix of mostly Essex Miniatures with a couple of unknown rider castings thrown in because they were a perfect match. I carved off the cast flags on the two end standard bearers and replaced all of the flagpoles with thin metal spears after drilling out the hands. It only took me three days to complete the twelve castings which is quick even for me.
|Polish CinC Irr Kn S [King] and escort|
|Polish Sub-General Irr Kn S|
|Polish internal Ally-General Irr Kn S|