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Saker Cannon

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A second artillery peice for Hawksby’s Foot. This one is a smaller gun, a Saker cannon. This peice was bought by Hawksby from John Grice a gunsmith in Handsworth. (Birmingham)

it is crewed by  gunner Knowles, and three artillery men, Jim Hampstead, Job Lowe and Esau Morran.

Two musketeers are attached to the gun to ward off any attacks on the artillery as they reload.

The miniatures are all from the great Warlord Games Pike and Shotte range.

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Book 3 Thanks.

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Book 3 Thanks.

Here again at the end of this book, this also marks the 80th page in the story.

Three months, over 2000 views and 150 likes. Many thanks again to everyone who read, commented or liked this book. The comments and likes are a massive encouragement!

Special thanks to the fabulous Little Monster Girl. Thank you for the shout out in your Internet Buffet 13/3. A great blog and a hilarious comic, check it out here

And thank you to Warlord Games for their highlight article and their great Pike and Shotte minis!

What’s next?

Strange things can happen when you write, and especially published in a blog, a very serialised way, so whilst I have a rough issue plan I am normally only writing a few pages at a time. As a result I found that the storytelling in book three has taken longer to get though than I expected. Simply put I expected to be further along with the story by the end of book 3 (of a planned 4 books) by page 26 I realised I had a choice… make book 3 even longer (it is already two pages longer than the previous books) or add in another book.

I opted for the latter and now the story will be in 5 books (or issues if you like). I brought book three to a suitable close and we will have to wait for book 4 for Hawksby’s troops to finally make it to Leeds and for Rook to begin to piece together Whitestone’s plot.

On the hobby side of the blogI have the rest of the club men miniatures to post up about and I am going to do a first on this blog, a mini review of Warlord Game’s Pike and Shotte TYW  Supplement.

But I have pages written and illustrated so right back to the story with book 4 page one… watch this space.

 

 

Here is the first full issue collected as a PDF (5 mb) download.

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Here is the second full issue collected as a PDF (4.1 mb) download.

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Rescue (2)

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Local troops (3)

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More levy/club men troops

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WIP shots

Local Troops (2)

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Here are the next batch of ‘Clubmen’ musketeers for the Storming of Leeds. Again I have given these a mix of kit and clothing to help with the impression of an organised rabble rather than troops.

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Here is a WIP shot and parts list (L to R):

Advancing musketeer:
Body Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Infantry
Head from Northstar Frostgrave Soldiers set
Arms from Perry Miniature ACW Infantry

Shooting musketeer:
Body, hat & arms Warlord GamesPike and Shotte Infantry
Head from Northstar Frostgrave Soldiers set

Standing musketeer
Body, hat and musket from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Infantry
Face from Warlord Games Bolt Action British Infantry
Arms from Warlord Games Bolt Action German Grenadiers

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Local Troops (1)

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For the storming of Leeds Fairfax took with him a large number of ‘Clubmen’. These appear to have been local towns folk from the surrounding area. I wanted to represent these in a couple of units for Pike and Shotte. To do this I decided to give these a less uniform appearance and more of a mix of kit, without  them being full ‘farmers with pitchforks’ Clubmen. Here are the first three done.

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Here is a WIP shot and parts list:

Advancing musketeer:
Body, hat and musket from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Infantry
Head and rope from Frostgrave Soldiers set
Arms from Warlord Games Bolt Action Soviet Infantry

Kneeling musketeer:
Body from Warlord Games AZW British Infantry
Head from Gripping Beast Dark Ages Warriors
Arms and hat from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Infantry

Firing musketeer
Body, helmet and musket from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Infantry
Arms from Warlord Games Bolt Action German Grenadiers
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Farmer and Matchman

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Daniel Warren is a farmer, who has lived and worked on his family farm near Weatherby his whole life. Marrying later in life his wife, he and his wife June just have one daughter. Warren is neutral in the civil war, but is not one to turn away a stranger in need, or to betray a trust.

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imageDaniel was made from a Warlord Games plastic ECW infantry miniature (from the plastic pike and shotte spruces), the additional features added using green stuff. His arms are also from the Pike and Shotte infantry sprue. His head is a Gripping Beast plastic Dark Ages Warrior head.

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I also decided to make a simple conversion to represent the guy with the torch who is going to burn the barn.
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Again a Warlord Pike and Shotte body was used, this time a musketeers body. I simply added a Gripping Beast Dark Ages spear arm, with the spear cut down and some packaging fluff glued on the top. The left arm is from a Perry Miniatures ACW set.
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