Thinking of placing an order with Perry: 1 x WR14 Men at Arms/Knights standing with polearms 1 x WR13 Yorkist command and Warwick on foot (Edward IV, Warwick, Fauconberg, Hastings, Gloucester and Salisbury) 1 x WR12 Lancastrian command on foot (Henry VI, Prince of Wales, Somerset, Oxford, Buckingham and Longstrother) 1 x WR6 Breach loading field piece, single arc, plus 4 crew firing 1 x WR9 Mounted Lancastrian command (Somerset, Wenlock and The Prince of Wales) 1 x WR5 Yorkist mounted high command ( Richard III, Sir Percival Thirwall standard bearer, herald) 1 x WR8 Mounted high command (Warwick "The Kingmaker", Richard, Duke of York and Salisbury) 1 x WR4 Lancastrian mounted high command ( Henry VII, Sir William Brandon standard bearer, herald) 1 x WR3 Yorkist mounted high command ( Edward IV, Lord Fauconberg, Lord Hastings) 1 x WR7 Breach loading field piece, double arc, plus 4 crew loading 1 x WR2 Lancastrian mounted high command ( Henry VI, Margret of Anjou, Duke of Buckingham) 3 x WR1 Plastic Wars of the Roses Infantry (bows and bills) 2 x RPB 3 Medieval Cottage 1300-1700 available for Pre-order only 1 x WR30 Two wheeled common cart 1 x WR27 Covered supply wagon 4 x WR 40 Mounted Men at Arms 1450-1500 (12 mounted figures) available for pre-order only 1 x WR16 Bombard (includes bombard, mantlet and 6 crew)
Is there anything missing that I would need to cover most of the period and battles? I'm going to mount them in War of the Rings trays, on round GW bases. I will be using Hail Caesar for rules.
If you were not intending to I would definitely add a box or two of (WR 20) 'Mercenaries', European Infantry 1450-1500, pikemen, crossbowmen and handgunners. There is a lot of evidence for hand gunners at bosworth, and the pokes and crossbows would be good.
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Now we're talking! What an interesting project!! Your shopping list seems to cover it but I certainly want to second the plastic mercenaries. Essential stuff. In combination with the plastic mounted knights you can create light cavalry as well So I'd throw in another box of those for good measure as well. Gives you marching bill men if you don't fancy pikes. The conversion possibilities are second to none with them.
This is a really interesting thread and I'll be watching this prject closely too. As a WotR noob who is finding the period far too interesting to ignore for much longer this has come at just the right time.
I stopped buying like that when SWMBO decided our garage was full of figures/projects that I had started and not finished 1, Dixon confederates 2, Warlord/ Wargames foundry Romans 3, Foundry Hittites (for the second time)# 4, English 100 years war
now I do intend to get round to them at some point, but lost on Napoleonics at the mo
anyway this is not about me so good look Grant
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Interesting project (and similar to one I have planned) I'd agree with Mikeland and definitely add a pack of the mercenaries. I'd also add a few packs of the scurrers (or prickers), useful if you thinking of recreating the battle of Tewkesbury.
Thanks guys! The Mercenaries I wasn't sure about, but will add them now.
The Scurrers/Prickers can be made out of the plastic Mounted pack - I had the metals on the list and then saw the conversion on the Perry site.
Selling off my Flames of War and Wings of War - WW2 (the ENTIRE WW2 set!) to pay for all this, wish me luck. It hits ebay today. Unless someone wants a heck of a deal on all that to help a brother out. The nice thing is that the order is large enough I qualify for free shipping from Perry, a difficult feat indeed!