Hello all, here's a quick progress update to show you what I have been busying myself with lately. Further to the last post, it is not often that I get the whole army out to have a good look at them to see what I want to work on next and seeing them all arrayed gives a much better indication than looking at an army list.
I would like to increase the proportion of bill in the army and I intend to do that in one swoop, 10 more new bases which along with the rather meagre existing bases will give me 14 in total.
Depending upon which source you look at for the early Tudor period there are a number of theories as to the proportion of bill to bow; 50/50 or 60/40 in favour of the bill seem to be prevalent but it's a bit confusing as there is little mention of any mercenary input to this figure, would the landknecht pike have been included within the 'bill' in the army rolls of the time? that being the case i'll need to get more archers done, or would it be a happy medium to have around a third pike, bill and bow respectively? Answers on a postcard, all thoughts appreciated....
Anyway, I am presently working on the rank and file and will finish off with a couple of command bases with standards. I shall add some more posts as I go along - i'm particularly looking forward to the flags !