Tuesday, 24 February 2015

More from the seven kingdoms

     I think it is fair to say that I have been drawn into this project in a way that I haven't been drawn into one for a while. Here are the next three units for my house Baratheon, Lion's Rampant, come Saga, army. This is a project I have basically been thinking about almost non-stop since I started it, so I am desperate to get it finished and on the table as quickly as I can.

Lion's rampant foot army

    The foot men at arms are Crusader Miniatures foot knights, they come in packs of eight and, although, you only need six for a unit in Lion's Rampant, I will get the other two painted up so that I can use these guys as Hurscarls in Saga games. The two with white cloaks are both still Crusader Miniatures, the one at the front is my army's leader and is from the same pack, just with the addition of a Gripping Beast plastic Saxon cloak that fitted almost perfectly, and the other is from a separate pack of a banner knight on foot and mounted, so if I decide to do some mounted knights I can put a banner in that unit too. We have a rule in games of this sort of period at my club, if there isn't a banner in your leader's unit, he can't be much of a leader. . .

crusader miniatures foot knights

     This is going to be the first of two crossbowmen units, the other is sitting on my desk after having just been under coated. The lack of shields really shows up how little yellow I have decided to put into the uniform, since I went into this project trying not to make my army look to garish I think its a good thing, but they do feel like they are missing out slightly.

fireforge fire forge crossbowmen crossbow

      Lastly, we have my last (planned) unit of foot serjeants. Again I am really pleased with how these have gone together, with the shields really finishing them off. There is a real risk you'll be reading in this blog at some point in the future that I have bought another box of Fireforge's foot serjeants as this has been an absolutely gorgeous kit to paint, and I am now looking at a third unit of foot serjeants or maybe a unit of fierce foot . . .

Fireforge fire forge foot serjeants plastic box

Thanks for reading

8 comments:

  1. Looking good.
    I don't think the missing 'yellow' on the crossbows is a bad thing. There's enough uniformity in the colours of the clothes to tie them all together, and when looking at all three units in the first pic' the crossbows balance the force out for not featuring the yellow.

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    1. Thanks Roy. Yeah what I am hoping, its just trying to get the right balance between the colours of an individual unit and how the army looks. We'll see in a few days if I can get that last unit finished.

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  2. These have really caught your imagination Mike, more great looking troops.

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    1. Thanks Michael, and yeah, they really have. Its nice to get that buzz every now and again.

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  3. Hi Mike,

    Great work! Would love to see more of this. I'm working on 4 Westerosi retinues for LR. We have a compendium of GoT projects over on the Lead Adventure Forum.

    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=87146.0

    Come share your cool work under the Fantasy Adventures forum. If you're interested, you can see my project unfold hereL

    http://dilettantegamer.blogspot.com/

    Cheers!

    Wade/DG

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    1. Thanks Wade. I will have a look.

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