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Once upon a Wednesday: Agincourt diorama

Alan and Michael Perry have their own miniatures company today, but I first knew them as some of my favourite miniatures sculptors at Games Workshop.

The look and feel of the GW range has moved away from the Perry’s typical work, but I still like their work. As far as my pile of unpainted miniatures goes, I have a box and a half of their historical range yet to paint (and plans of buying more once they are painted!).

In 2015 the Perrys created a massive diorama to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

This involved some new approaches, including casting entire units as a single model to facilitate something approaching the large number of men on the battlefield. My original 2015 article has links out which explain how this process came together.

For those who didn’t go to school in England, the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 was a stunning military victory by the English over the French. For those who did go to school in England, you may be surprised to learn that the English ultimately came second in that particular war.

I’ve never asked, but my assumption is that in a French history class you learn more about the Battle of Castillon than Agincourt.

5 comments on “Once upon a Wednesday: Agincourt diorama

  1. maenoferren22
    June 24, 2020

    They are lovely miniatures, I have a pile of the plastics.

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    • davekay
      June 24, 2020

      One day I will paint my Perry plastics too. One day…

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  2. Pete S/ SP
    June 25, 2020

    It’s a great diorama. I always look at it when I’m at the museum.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    • davekay
      June 25, 2020

      I would love to see it in person, not sure when I will next get the opportunity to travel to London though!

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  3. Kuribo
    June 26, 2020

    I really appreciate what the Perry’s did for GW, especially LOTR SBG. They created some great sculpts back in the day. That diorama is absolutely insane. I have not seen it before so I appreciate you sharing it and I learned a tiny bit about English history too 🙂

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