Thursday, May 12, 2022

Wars of the Roses: Retinue Billmen of Sir Henry Grey

 

This Retinue unit was raised by Sir Henry Grey, 7th Lord Grey of Codnor..   


The men wear the Gules and Vert livery of Lord Grey. 


Lord Grey and his men fought at Wakefield  and Second St Albans for the  Lancastrian cause.


Ijn true Wars of the Roses fashion, he and his men then fought at Barnet, Tewkesbury, and 
Bosworth for the Yorkist cause!


Interestingly, Codmor Castle and Manor was sold to King Henry VII in 1501, for ghsi son, the Prince of York (aka the future King Henry VIII). 

After I finished thias unit I realized that I hadn't really completed the trumpet banner, so a siomple design was added afterwards. 


12 comments:

  1. Another colourful addition to the WotR collection Peter. One of the advantages of this era is, it's quite easy to mix n match your armies, depending on scenario requirements, as the slippery bstrds kept changing sides!

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    1. Thank you, Keith. We probably won't worry too much about matchingthe troops to any particular battle!

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  2. Lovely retinue of yet another duplicitous English noble, great finish!
    Best Iain

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  3. Nice work Peter. I'm sure I have been to Codnor a couple of times, but can't remember exactly when or why. This is going to bother me now for the rest of the evening...

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    1. The Castle itself is in ruins, but the Manor house appears to be in better shape.

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  4. Another unit in the till. Look good, if you can keep them on your side. :-)

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  5. Another great looking addition

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  6. Really well done Peter. The attractive colour combinations of the various retinues is always aesthetically pleasing and looks great on the table. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks, Carlo. As I have said previously, I am enjoying painting these much more than I had expected!

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