Next in my featurette series of vignettes we have a French herald flanked by a standard bearer and Landsknecht with Zweihander.
All figures are Pro Gloria Miniatures. In this composition I wanted to try and show that their ranges don't necessarily have to have an Imperial focus and are quite versatile for use in other European armies, I thought they'd make a great addition to my burgeoning French army.
I'm quite pleased with this one, it has something of a narrative to it; whether addressing a garrison prior to a siege, announcing new taxes or stating terms of engagement as here;
I have painted the Herald in the red and yellow livery of Louis XII's guard units (beneath the tabard), I'm not sure if this was the case as despite my best efforts I have not been able to find an image of a herald contemporary to this reign so I've taken a guess that perhaps they wore the same livery.
I'm very pleased with this, to a painter and some time gamer these vignettes really appeal - it's not helping swell the ranks of my army and it wont gain any advantage on the table but these things add some character and focus.
Bye for now