WARS OF THE ROSES 54mm BOSWORTH 1485
These bespoke armies were configured during the development phases of V3 and represent my thinking of how the historical orbats translate for DBA. I'll point out the deviations where they occur.
The number figures on a base is also not as specified (purely in order to have a comfortable fit for the 54mm figures on a conveniently sized element stand). The bases are 80mm wide, which allows for a 4 ft wide table. The mounted are all 'Kn' and are 2 to a base. The foot are all 3 per base except for hand-gunners/psiloi, but there are several double bases (so 6 figures in 2 ranks).
The earl of Richmond might get some support from the Stanleys
With the Welsh in the mainward a mix of Ax (Ap Thomas) and Bd (Tudor/Pembroke)
... and for best effect, the mercenaries (Pike), I chose to represent as 8Sp. They can be played as Pk, of course (the difference is interesting but probably not a game changer) ...
Contempoaries describe Norfolk's solid line as a rampart compared with Oxford's slender line. I therefore took advantage of V3's 8Bw (Lb) troop classification to show this solid mix of archers and combat troops (it certainly looks right to me). I take the Burgundian 8Lb in list IV/85 to be based on late 15th Cent English practice (so this interpretation isn't straying from DBA orthodoxy by that much, really) ...
The figures in this army are a liberal mix of old plastic soldiers (Britains, Timpo), more modern 1/32 figures (Airfix, Italeri etc.) and metals by Irregular Miniatures.
The splendid fabric flags were researched and created by my lately departed friend, heraldry buff and wargame project collaborator Graham Fordham of Fluttering Flags. Even though he was mainly a 28mm enthusiast of late, these scaled up versions really make the best of 54mm's visual impact.
Without anything much in the way of field artillery in this scale I adapted the pieces in Irregular's 40mm Renaissance range. The designs basically work, and so a relatively big 40mm gun becomes a medium piece in 54mm. The Ribauldequin is simply several such, crafted into one.
Neither side's camp played any part in the battle so they don't really need to be depicted in the game. Some say the finds associated with Whitemoors relate to Richard's camp, so it makes a fun albeit tactically insignificant addition to the set up.
I also made a thorn bush: