December 17, 2015 by brennon
Perry Miniatures have begun to show off the final plastics for their French Army that will be taking to the field against the English at Agincourt. As always these are going to be in 28mm scale and made of plastic with an insane amount of options to choose from…
Here you can see the infantry with all sorts of weapon options including big double handed axes, sword and buckler, spear and even crossbow. The idea is to get as much as possible into the frames so you have good choices for men-at-arms and regular infantry plus the chance to create armoured footmen and knights.
This gives you a sense of how the models will look when they are arrayed in their ranks. I can imagine a lot of people going with this idea and having some with spears standing at attention while at the front they will have dropped their spears to be more offensive.
I really like that in addition to this you also get a lot of different options for the crossbowmen. It’s always somewhat boring to see just a row of men all with the same stance so having some loading or notching bolts is good for the flow of a regiment.
This image above shows the infantry arrayed with spears at the ready and their great big tower shields set to form a wall. I wouldn’t want to be the man who was asked to charge against that front line of bristling spikes. Hopefully you’ll find some transfers which will allow you to add some detail to the shields OR you could brave a bit of freehand work.
Last but not least we have a look at what the French and English kits look like when merged together. This could be handy for creating mercenaries who might be fighting across Europe at the time or even a Fantasy army where the mix of equipment sets them out as looking motley.
It is good to see that the two kits are compatible and I could imagine a fair few people looking at these sets to start building Game of Thrones styled armies.
Will you be picking up the French?
"...we have a look at what the French and English kits look like when merged together. This could be handy for creating mercenaries who might be fighting across Europe at the time"