Before I get to the rabbit warband, I decided to work backwards. In the fluff there are 4 main factions: Royalist, Freebeasts, Rogues and Wildbeasts, however, as a casual outsider* it feels like there are 2 main sides and a couple of disrupting factions. The big fight seems to be Royalists vs Freebeasts - supporters of the monarchy vs supporters of a less authoriative way of life, so these were the sides I decided to focus on. The next thing I discovered in the fluff was that the Freebeasts are led by foxes, which really gave me my theme, I just don't see many rabbits joining a cause led by foxes, so my rabbit warband had to be Royalist, which gave me room to play with the Freebeasts.
As my mate Steve B is more likely to use my second faction I gave him a message and asked what his favourite British animals were and the useful bits of the reply were; Squirrels and Hedgehogs. So a quick trip online and I had a fox to lead the party, a squirrel and a hedgehog as requested and a dormouse, because the mice are seriously cool models**.
*and probably going to cause offense
**a very real risk of a mouse warband in the future
Thanks for reading