Friday, 2 March 2012

A Warwick! A Warwick!

A few years ago I payed a visit, one amongst many over the years, to Warwick Castle with a camera and took quite a few pics. although shortly after taking the snaps I published many of these pics on the Blog on my actual website Darrell Hindley Figure Painter I thought it may be a good idea to publish them all again as the atmosphere of the displays, the armours etc really give a feel for the Late 15th C. I assume that many of the folk reading this may have been to Warwick Castle but there may be some of you who haven't had the pleasure so i thought it would make sense on blog like Gewalthaufen to show them again.

If any of you hasn't visisted the castle I strongly urge you to go if you get the chance!

So, without further ado:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Battle of Wakfield Cartoon!! Yes, I said Cartoon!

Thanks to one of the chaps on the Lance and Longbow Society Forum, Martin, I've made a bit of a discovery. There was very large cartoon by John Welding featuring the Battle of Wakefield during the Wars of the Roses that featured at the International Medieval Conference which is now in Wakefield Museum in a display called ‘Battle of Wakefield 1460’.

I've actually found a link to the cartoon and you can see it in all it's amusing glory HERE.

Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did, here's a taster:

New Perry Releases For Salute!!

Just taken from The Miniatures Page- definately out  for Salute:

Cottage should be usefull from 1300-1600 plus with the addition of the smoke hood. Looks splendid and as it's plastic it is opens up the possibilities as far as conversions go. A real surprise to see this cottage released.

Possibly out for Salute (and god knows how much I hope that the little critters are finally released!)-

Fab cover art and it'll be great to have the choice of going with German or Milanese style armours/barding.