Saturday, 30 July 2022

15mm Medieval Peasants

A quick post to round out July in the form of some medieval peasants. Many of the DBMM army lists, including the Spanish, allow for a few elements of armed peasants with six elements of five figures each sufficing for most purposes:











The figures are again from Khurasan in packs of six figures in different poses:













In spite of the rather drab subject matter these were fun to paint, so were very pleasant peasants:











I also found another pack of handgunners I had missed, so completed them at the same time before I forget how I did the original batch of 24 figures:











Next up some Spanish spear-armed infantry with large pavise-style shields, which should afford me the opportunity to splash on a bit more colour than I have employed in this project thus far.

13 comments:

  1. Nice batch of peasants Lawrence. Somehow every time I hear medieval peasants I think of the first episode of the season 1 of Blackadder when he mentions slaughtering the peasants as a part of his kill count and Harry’s reply is “oh they don’t count”.

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    1. Cheers Mark. Yes, I remember that series of Blackadder very well. When I was painting this lot though I kept thinking of those Frankenstein films and peasants with pitchforks and torches.

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  2. Underling: "The peasants are revolting sire!"
    Sire: "Aren't they though....simply disgusting"

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    1. I was trying to remember which film that quote was from Dave. Definitely a classic.

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  3. Again with the “fun to paint “. What is that?! Lol
    Nice job on the miniatures. 😀

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    1. When you paint as much as Lawrence, you will find some batches are more fun to paint than others. Sometimes, they seem to paint themselves.

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    2. Cheers Stew. A few hours each day listening to the radio or a decent podcast with few interruptions and I find most miniatures are fun to paint. As Jonathan said these did seem to almost paint themselves.

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  4. For a motley crew, very smartly painted!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, motley but smart. That was the kind of look I was hoping to achieve.

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  5. Useful bunch of sons of the soil and nicely finished too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain. Probably most useful as a road bump against steadier troop types, but I'm sure they will come in handy.

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  6. Splendid looking peasants. Shame that they will probably die quickly!

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    1. Thanks Richard. They will most likely end up hanging around the rear guarding the baggage.

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