28mm Perry Miniatures 100YW Longbows with stakes
At Warfare this year I had decided to jump into buying a L'Art de la Guerre army in 28mm, with the typical thought that adding around 5 boxes of multipart plastic self assembly infantry would be an easy way to expand my existing long-unfinished Swiss pikemen into a series of other morphable medieval armies. That saw a purchase of Perry plastics and then, of course, a spot of the same stuff, largely built and mostly painted but unbased on the bring and buy. So I ended up with twice as much as I needed.
These are the ones from the bring and buy - they were based as singles, so I have put them on 60x60 ADLG bases, which also - with some "change" will work for FoGR or anoy other DBx-based ruleset. The stakes are big wooden skewers painted up
I am trying to work out of these have been inked/Army Painter'ed - I think from the faces maybe they have, and so when I do the unpainted ones I plan to use the darkest Army Painter tone to give those I paint the same look
The Men at Arms are pretty dark and medieval - again suggesting the dark tone.
The basing is a sand + wood stain + drybrush method that you can see in the following video.
The clever bit is that the stakes are not actually attached permanently to the bases... although it is very hard to tell that !
Here you can see that they are separate - each stake has a small magnet superglued onto it, around which some sand and static grass has been built up in exactly the same way as the basing is done.
Underneath the sand on each of the bases is a strip of metal paper, which these very strong magnets (originally bought as turret magnets for 15mm tanks) will stick to, even through a layer of sand and static grass
Here are some of the guys in the box for transit to the next 100YW or generic medieval battle....
And some of those I am painting myself, complete with the metal strip showing. I do build up the bases slightly as just gluing sand directly to the plain wood tends to show the bases of the figues a little more than I actually prefer.