Saturday, 10 March 2012

More figures for sale !


Happy Saturday all !

I have been streamlining my collection somewhat as I concentrate on my Tudor army and these are the last to have that treatment. 

As they are an unusual troop type and for the purpose of some self promotion I thought they may be of interest, herewith my ebay list description;

'Here we have a base of three mounted petronels or culverineer's; these were an early mounted artillery support and featured in European armies from around 1470 up to the early 1500's. Unlike mounted arquebusiers they fought in close order and in a way were the fore-runners to the mounted reiter or pistoleer.

The figures are from Front Rank and are painted to a very high standard; all armour is brushed and polished rather than painted, the horses have natural colours and markings and the banner is also hand made and painted; it is a cavalry banner of Bavaria. These are based for DBR as petronels as described above but they could easily be re-based as 3 individual light mounted arquebusiers or as your rule sets require. The flag is loose to assist postage and will require gluing when you get it.'

I painted these for the DBR Maximilian HRE army list but I just wasn't sure of their validity in the army as they were listed as pistols which gave them a bit of an unfair advantage as mincers of any gendarme stupid enough to venture near them which I don't think is an accurate use / treatment so here they are for sale.

The idea is that I will have both a Tudor and Maximilian army......eventually (i'm getting there!) and I will have some 'petronels' but I think I will base and use them as mounted arquebusiers which essentially they're not but I think rules -wise it is more fair.

I have looked quite hard for any description as to their use and only found that referred above in an old Funcken book. I think they were really a sort of very light artillery but i'm not sure - answers on a postcard.

Anyway, back to the advertising, they're very nicely painted and i do like em, they could be yours - imagine that !

you can view the listing here.

Other than that my current landsknecht / billman steamroller moves slowly onward tough I am nearly finished one base so there will be some exciting stuff soon.

All the best

Stuart.


8 comments:

  1. Realy lovely painted minis!!!

    best regards dalauppror

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  2. good luck - very nice figures again.
    Dipping my toe in to ebay very soon.
    Simon

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  3. They do look fantastic Stuart. Good luck.

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  4. Very nice figures again Stuart. Good luck with the ebay auction.

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  5. As always good sir, very nicely painted! :-)

    Jason.

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  6. Very well executed Stuart!!

    If you don't mind me saying, I think you should have started the bidding price a bit higher, they really are very well painted and deserve more :O)

    Good luck with the sale,

    Darrell.

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    1. you're not wrong there buddy, ebay and hangover's don't mix (ebay and drinking definitely doesn't mix; my 4ft lowenbrau mirror is testament to that!)

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