Monday, May 30, 2022

Wars of the Roses: Retinue Billmen of Sir John Audley


This colorful retinue Bill unit belongs to Sir John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley.
Sir John Audley of Audley
Sir John Audley of Audley

Sir John was captured in Calais by the Earl of Warwick in 1460. 


There he met the future Edward IV, and was convinced to join the Yorkist cause.


He fought for the Yorkist cause at Mortimer's Cross, Barnet, and Tewkesbury.


The units is outfitted in the Gules and Or livery of Sir John.


The Audley shield, in contrast is Ermine, a chevron gules. 

14 comments:

  1. They are a colourful lot. Nicely done again Peter. This is turning into quite a collection.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. Someone I know just finished 20 some odd 28 mm French Napoleonic cavalry regiments...

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  2. Good job on these. How many bags o' billmen did you get?

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  3. Nice work - you do seem to have an almost endless supply of WotR figures....!

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    1. Thanks, Keith. Yes, there are still quite a few more to go, plus some Late Medieval refurbs coming soon, some of which will serve as proxies for WotR troops.

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  4. Great looking unit of billmen, Peter. I agree the livery colors are striking.

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    1. Thanks, Dean. The varied livery colors have made painting these pretty fun to do!

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  5. Lovely looking livery on these great looking billmen!
    Best Iain

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  6. Love the popping yellow and red, Peter!

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    1. Yes, i didn't our usual "straw" for the yellow (which color now seems no longer produced, grr!), so likely brighter than reality, but eh - artistic license!

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    2. Good thing I have an extra bottle of straw. You are right. “Straw” is a most versatile color.

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    3. Unfortunately, I do not. If I see it somewhere, I'll buy it! :-)

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