Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Some Medievals (aka Bretonnians)

I am slowly working through my piles of unpainted lead. A few years ago I made myself a promise that I would not buy any new (unpainted) figures, before all of my current backlog has been painted. The work is progressing at a steady pace, and here are some recently finished figures.

Most of the figures are Citadel / Games Workshop, from their Bretonnia range, early nineties. I even discovered some plastic knights from the MB game Battlemasters, which serve just fine. A few figures are Wargames Foundry.

Medieval armies provide great opportunities for heraldic devices, so I designed a couple of heraldic motifs that were easy to paint, or for which I had transfers lying around. The flags are from www.warflag.com .

The King is a small conversion from a plastic GW Bretonnian knight. The horse is based only on itshind legs, the king’s head is repositioned, and his weapon arm is replaced to bear a mace rather than a lance. The standard bearer is an old GW figure. His horse is emblazoned with the heraldic device of our wargaming club ‘Schild & Vriend’.

The King leading a column of knights.

Knights ready to charge. Note that each knight has an individual heraldic design.
Another view of the knights. A couple of knights in the 2nd row are plastic figures from the Battlemasters game.
I painted the archery in various simple colors. The flags are printed on paper, and given their ‘wavy’ effect when glued together.
Knights on foot. Again, each knight has a unique shield. The more complex designs are painted with the help of transfers.

The ‘Leuvense Garde’. I like giving my units fake names, in this case they bear the arms of my hometow Leuven. Figures are not Games Workshop, but Grenadier. They are a bit out-of-period, being late-medieval, but who cares, really?

An old Citadel organ gun. The two looters in the back are Wargames Foundry.

The siegetrain. The trebuchet is a recent model from Citadel, the mantlet is from Wargames Foundry.