Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Here's a taste of the unit I am currently working on. The army list I am using (DBR) calls for a contingent of demilancers. I think the term is perhaps more commonly associated with later cavalry but essentially these are light lancers in three quarter armour - a contemporary to the French archer perhaps?
I had always intended to do a few of these but took a while to gather my thoughts as to their appearence c.1513, with some help from the TMP renaissance forum I used this engraving by Durer as a starting point;
The figure required a little work, namely careful filing of the legs while retaining the stirrups then sculpting the boots. I intend to have 4 of these to start with using a mix of early and contemporary armours to reflect the budget of the wearer, I might also do a couple of headswaps using the Perry Tudor heads for further variety.
What do you think?