At the time of this war, shields had fallen out of favor, so you will not really see any. Long bow units made up a huge part of the armies, and as a result, HUGE number of troops and nobles were hit by them. Over all, the casualties were not as high as one would think, but many nobles and aristocrats were killed in battle, or captured and executed.
A few friends and I are building a starter army to test out the Impetus Rules set. I chose Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the King Maker. Being he changed sides mid way through the war, I thought I could have more gaming and modeling freedom. His brother (or was is cousin) also commanded forces, with is own colors.
My forces also have Burgundian mercenaries. They are the guys with red X on the front ad back of their Uniforms.
The bases are NOT yet painted. Again, these forces are modeled for the Impetus battle rules. Miniature dioramas as they are known.
Burgundian hand gunners. Most hand gunners were mercenaries, and so were most crossbowmen.