Saturday 31 July 2010

General Levy of Lublin

July has been a month of miscellaneous painting and that will continue in August. One day or week I’ll post some Thracians, the next some Polish Renaissance.

Here is a unit called the General Levy of Lublin for that Polish Renaissance army (circa about 16430-60). This is the forth unit of five that will make up the right wing cavalry as follows:

Right Wing: General Jan Holowczynski

Duke Janusz of Masovia Hussaria Banner (12)
Krysten of Ostrow’s Pancerni Banner (12)
Jan of Tarnow’s Pancerni Banner (12)
General Levy of Lublin Banner(12)
General Levy of Przemysl Banner (12)

The top three were painted some time ago and you can see them in the index on the right under Polish Renaissance. This unit, and the General Levy of Przemysl to come, consisted of cavalry raised by some magnate or other and I have painted them with some semblance of regularity. I have no source as to how these might have looked but I have assumed that a rich landlord has contributed the core of the unit and given them blue coats and others have chipped in with other contributions dressed in brown. I admit it is entirely my conjecture without historical foundation. They are equipped with light lance, side weapon and bow. They will be somewhat erratic in behavior, I suspect.

The figures are by TAG but all those with lances are conversions, which I have discussed in a previous post.

Once the right wing cavalry is finished it will be time to fill out the ranks of Haiduks.

1 comment:

  1. Great work, Nigel. It's always good to having something a bit exotic on the table!

    Best wishes